For most customers, and most likely for you, installing an automatic driveway gate is a significant investment.
What would you do if you didn’t perform the necessary maintenance, and then one day you need to pay for an expensive repair?
With anything you own – your car, your appliances, your home, and even your pets – you take good care of them throughout their lives:
Because you value and love them You don’t want to see them experience any unnecessary damage, harm, or pain So it only makes sense that you, or a professional, would take care of your automatic driveway gate too.
So let’s talk about why you would have a maintenance contract:
Taking care of the fix now, or doing maintenance ahead of time, prevents more expensive costs later on. Why pay $1000 for something that costs $150 – $250 now?
Unless you’re really the DIY type, there’s a fair amount of maintenance to do to keep your gate in top condition:
Do you know how to check those things, or do you have or want to take the time to check them every year?
Yes, your gate installation pro can teach you how to do the necessary maintenance. But when you have to examine your gate annually, will you remember exactly what to look for?
If you’re a small single family that only uses your gate a couple times per day, you only need an inexpensive annual maintenance plan that includes one yearly visit from a professional. If you frequently have visitors, you may need a more robust package that offers several visits per year. This would keep your costs under control.
So if you want to save money, don’t like doing the maintenance yourself, and you want peace of mind, maintenance contracts make sense.