We’re An Open Gate! 🙋 Ask Us Anything! | Frequently Asked Questions

While you’re able to review some of our Frequently Asked Questions on our website (copied below), we’re positive that there are more out there! This is the time to ask them! Ask us anything related to our business, products, services, general questions, etc. We’re an “open gate”! (Pun intended.)

 

  • What is a Gate Opener?
    • A gate Opener is an electronic device that, when activated, can open and close your driveway gate. Gate Openers can be activated in a number of ways, including codes, proximity cards, intercoms, timers, phone apps, bar-code scanners, pushbuttons, motion detection, and more.

 

  • Do you install and repair Mighty Mule gate openers?
    • Mighty Mule gate openers are sold as DIY “Do-It-Yourself” kits intended to be installed by end users. We prefer to install gate opener equipment that has a minimum 3-year warranty, is field serviceable, and is rated for continuous daily use.

 

  • Can I buy a LiftMaster gate opener to install myself?
    • LiftMaster, and many other gate openers, are to be installed by trained gate system technicians only. We have numerous Certified System Designers and Certified Installers on staff who are ready to inspect your site for a free recommendation.

 

  • How much does it cost to install an automatic gate opener?
    • We have installed custom gate systems that range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. It is important to note, we only use the highest quality products, and all our gate systems are custom designed to meet your needs.

 

  • What is the best automatic gate opener?
    • There are several high-quality gate openers available, and we find that it varies for each situation. The best automatic gate opener for you is specific to your site. There are a few brands that we think highly of, and a free site inspection by one of our Certified Automated Gate System Designers will enable us to make a recommendation.

 

  • Can any gate be converted to an electronic or automatic gate?
    • For a gate to be automated, it must be structurally sound, move freely, and meet ASTM F-2200 standards for safety. Sometimes, gates can be converted, and other times they need to be replaced with a complete custom automatic gate system.

 

  • Do you install solar powered electric gates?
    • Yes. Solar powered automatic gates are common and very reliable. Solar powered gate systems are especially popular because there is a federal solar tax credit. Also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), this credit allows you to deduct 30% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes.

 

For More Information Call Quality Gates And Openers at 850-271-3617

We Have Lift-off! Space-Saving Vertical Lift (Vertical Pivot) Gates

Using a Vertical Lift Gate (or Vertical Pivot) Gate offers considerable space-saving advantages compared to a more common sliding gate by using the same motion as a railroad arm. The Vertical Lift (Vertical Pivot) Gate is an adaptable gate system for common access points where designers are able to work around curbs, road elevation, contour changes, drainage swales, and more to conform to limited space availability.

In production for over 40 years, the key advantages of this gate are the following:

  • Much faster open/close time to process vehicles.
  • Reduced areas pedestrians can be injured.
  • Reduced issues with problematic functionality.
  • Increased security features.
  • Assuredly lower cost of ownership.

Slide and swing gates are attached to fence lines and support posts which in turn causes damage to more than just the gate. However, Vertical Lift (Vertical Pivot) Gates are bolted to the operator and designed for only the gate to be damaged which lends itself to a quick repair back to the original quality before impact.

These advantageous gates are also highly compatible with most access control systems as well as emergency entry devices used by first responders.

If you would like to know more about Vertical Lift Gates (or Vertical Pivot Gates) Call Quality Gates And Openers today at 850-271-3617 for more information.


Disclaimer: Although this specific gate was not installed by Quality Gates & Openers, they have performed service on it.

 

For More Information Call Quality Gates And Openers at 850-271-3617

What Separates Us: A Quality Gate

Our Philosophy.

We are an award-winning custom gate and powder coating business located in Panama City, FL. At Quality Gates, we specialize in the highest quality gate fabrication and craftsmanship. All our technicians and members of our installation and design teams are certified by IDEA (Institute of Door Education and Accreditation,) which surpasses UL 325 and ASTM F-2200 qualifications. Our team has the most up-to-date training and knowledge to ensure a properly designed and installed automated quality gate and opener system.

We offer access control, custom fabrication and powder-coating, including a full one-year warranty on labor and quarterly service agreements to help ensure the longevity of your quality gate.

We proudly service all areas of Northwest Florida, from Cape San Blas to Pensacola and everywhere in between and as far north as Headland, AL. It is our pleasure to provide the best quality gate installations, service, and powder coating around.

Meet our Team

Chris Harris –President/Owner

Brandi Bickford—VP of Finance/Human Resources

Chuck Bunch—Service Manager

Brice Parry–Sales Manager

Rebecca Eckles—Manager of Customer Relationships and Marketing

Chuck (Charles) Wyzard–Manager of Powder Coating

Angel McDonald—Office Assistant

Dakota DeBusk—Lead Installer

Michael Johnson—Service Technician/Powder Coater/Shop Assistance

Joshua Daniels—Service Technician

Bryce Hall—Service Technician

Zippy Pace— Fabricator

Zach Revis— Installation

Brandon Geldert— Shop Help

Mason Langston–Shop Apprentice

We are Essential.

We are deemed an “essential business” by the US Department of Homeland Security and are continuing to work hard through these trying times. We assure you all members of our team have been trained on how to interact with customers using proper social distancing procedures and are ready to serve you. Request a quote today!

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