The main gate is the entrance to your property and has to be protected from the elements and from any other sort of damage, not only because of its functional role, but also due to prestige. If you want your home to look impressive and for onlookers to admire your property, you will have to pay extra attention to your gate and make sure that it’s properly taken care of.
Gate damage can take a variety of shapes, depending on the type of gate you own. Wooden gates are some of the most susceptible to damage. Although ornate and beautiful in many cases, a wooden gate can be attacked by termites and other bugs, as well as by elemental powers such as severe rain, wind and hail. If you live in a warmer environment, you also have to pay attention to how humidity and heat can change the constitution and shape of your gate and how sunlight could cause the color to fade over time.
For a metal gate, maintenance has more to do with rust control and occasional painting. Metal is almost impervious to the elements as long as it has a healthy coat of paint to protect it from rusting. It adds to the overall appearance and convenience when a automatic gate opener is installed too.
Finally, you won’t have to do much for other materials such as PVC. However, signs of damage can still be seen following severe rain and hail storms, and PVC can easily be damaged by strong impacts. Look for dents, cracks and other similar problems that could compromise the integrity of your gate even just a few years after it was installed.