One of the most prevalent issues that can develop with fences is sagging gates. Typically, the problem will become apparent once the fence reaches a certain age, though it is possible that it may also affect freshly erected fences. Contact with a fence and gate repair expert for the better guidance.
Some of the most common reasons are as follows:
- Sagging can be caused by the gate posts bending inward due to age, strong winds, or soil erosion.
- Sagging can be caused by a number of factors, including: a gate that is too heavy for the opening and closing mechanism; an uneven gate frame (the deformations induced by the gate’s frame can also contribute to sagging);
- Most fence gates will have hinges to link them to their frames. The security of a fence gate can degrade even if you get the best hinges currently available since the screws used to secure them can become loose or corroded.
Fortunately, there are likely simple answers to each of these fundamental issues. It’s likely that a hammer, screwdriver, and replacement screws are all you’ll need to fix whatever broke. If the sagging gate can be traced back to an identifiable source, dismantling it, addressing the problem, and reassembling it should resolve the issue. The soil around the gate’s base should be compacted or cemented if it appears to be too loose. Find a fence and gate repair expert if the damage is too great for a DIY fix.
By means of a gate hanger
The gate’s height above the ground will dictate where the hinges are placed on the gatepost, so measure that first. Top hinge bolt holes should be drilled or cut into the gatepost’s centre. Be cautious to use a hand level when cutting or drilling the hole to guarantee a straight path through the post and no binding. Run a string or a tape measure all the way down the post until it reaches the level of the bottom hole, and then fence and gate repair expert use to insert a hinge bolt through the top hole. Cut or drill a hole in the post for the bottom hinge bolt at the point where this mark and the first mark meet.
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