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Gate Replacement

Call us for a free quote on gate replacement if yours is old or not working. While electronic gates can often be repaired, sometimes a replacement is a much better investment. Or perhaps you want to upgrade your manual type into an automatic gate. We have the experience and technology to get the job done – and our customer satisfaction record is flawless.

Gate Replacement HoustonGates are an integrated part of security measures for your home or business. If yours is not performing up to par, let us check it out for you. We have 20 years of experience with all types of gate replacement: manual, electronic, driveway and pedestrian. We can remove an unsafe structure and replace it with one that will give you many years of great performance. Our company also does maintenance and warranty work.

What Type Do You Need?
Manual – This is the least expensive type of gate replacement option, but it has drawbacks. You have to physically unlock it whenever you go in or out or have a visitor. This can be a hassle when it’s raining and you have to get out of the car, or a delivery driver is waiting to come in. But if you want the protection of a high quality security gate, and your use is relatively light, it is a worthwhile option. We install them in stainless steel and wrought iron.

Automatic – While it is more of an investment, many people find it pays for itself in convenience. It features a motor that is activated by a keypad, remote control or voice sensors. If you have frequent visitors or a large property, electronic gates will save you the trouble of walking in and out with a key in your hand. For commercial properties, it can be a huge cost savings over a guarded gate.

Cost of Gate Replacement

Pricing varies from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Regular maintenance, such as painting and replacing worn components, are also a consideration. Basic manual, single-panel types are the least expensive, while large electronic swing gates and sliding types are the most expensive.

Materials, and aesthetic details such as custom scroll work, are another important part of the equation: wood and vinyl are the least expensive, while stainless steel and iron will cost more but last far longer. The heavier the gates, the sturdier the operating equipment must be.

New Security Features

How safe is your old security gate? Call and let us check it out. You may need a retrofit of updated materials. Our automatic gate technicians can check it out and tell you if it meets today’s safety requirements.

Electronic gates need at least two safety mechanisms – one inside and one outside – to reverse direction. This prevents cars or people from getting trapped. If security is important to you, your family, tenants and property are worth the investment.

waterproof seal

Access Controls

Some older installations and less reliable models can short out if water leaks in. We recommend the BFT brand to go with your gate replacement because it features a waterproof seal over its circuit boards and very reliable operation. And it is made in the USA!

For manual keyed locks and manual keypad locks we recommend Locinox. The inside is made from stainless steel to prevent corrosion. They are also fully adjustable if the ground settles. And the mounting screws are inaccessible when the gates are locked.
Another great addition to automatic gates is electronic locks. The ones we use are 1,300 lb. magnetic locks and we have never had problems with them.

Replace Flimsy Materials
A wooden gate can be very attractive but won’t hold up as long as metal. It absorbs moisture and can get very heavy at the bottom. This puts great pressure on the posts that hold them up and pose a safety risk. Consider a gate replacement of rust-resistant galvanized steel or wrought iron. We do not install or recommend vinyl gates.

Call the Best
As a gate replacement contractor, we believe we offer excellent value for the installation and repairs that we do. We have two decades of experience and a real passion for exceeding expectations. Our superior ratings on Angie’s List and A+ rating with the BBB are proof. Let us give you a free estimate and help you find the right choice for your property.

We perform gate replacement in Houston, Katy, Cypress and all of the surrounding areas.

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For more than 20 years, Architectural Fabricators has been creating custom gates, wrought iron fences and automatic gate access controls for area homes and businesses. We have our own fabrication team to deliver custom work on both protective and decorative installations. Call (832) 603-3761 for a free quote!

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