Houston Gate Opener Repair

Gate Service Pros is a gate access control company that services Houston, TX and its surroundings areas. Gate Openers are by far the most important investment of your automatic gate system. At Gate Service Pros we’ll match the best motor brand and size to your specific job.

Gate Service Professionals provides peace of mind that you will receive the privacy and protection that you need. Whether your gate opener needs repair or replacement we can help. With GSP, rest assured that you can come and go with ease.

Gate Opener

An electric gate opener is the mechanized arm that helps your automatic gate open and close. A signal is sent from an access control, such as a remote control or keypad that tells the motor to open or close the gate. It will automatically reverse in direction if it hits an obstacle and can stay open if instructed.

Gate Service Professionals Provide that your Electric Gate Openers:

  • Automatically open or close your gate
  • Are available for swing gates or sliding gates
  • Repair a power supply that could be electric or solar power
  • Retro fit the size of the gate to work properly
  • New Installations available

How Does An Electric Gate Opener Work?

How a gate opener works

There isn’t much difference between an electric gate opener and a garage door opener.

When you click the provided hand-held transmitter in your vehicle, a radio signal is sent to a receiver box which is mounted near the gate.

The receiver carries the message to the control box that activates a circuit which initiates movement in the gate opener arm.

The arm will physically swing or slide the gate open. The gate can be set to then close by pressing the transmitter button again or to close automatically after an allotted amount of time.

What Gates Will An Electric Gate Opener Work On?

Electric gate openers are manufactured to work with various swing and sliding gates. Each has power rating to compensate for the variety of sizes and weight of each gate. We will check for proper power outage on your gate opener to insure no future problems arise after the repair.

Swing gate openers come in two basic styles: Linear and Articulated. The Articulated Arm style is pad mounted and works better on heavier than normal gates and high use situations. It is not recommended to use a solid wood gate, as wind resistance could pose a problem. It also creates an additional strain on the wood frame.


Swing gate equipment can be electro-mechanical or electro-hydraulic in nature. Electro-mechanical equipment is generally designed for the domestic user and has a duty cycle that suits family residences and driveways that are not busy throughout the day. Electro-hydraulic equipment is generally designed for a higher duty cycle and is suitable for busy entrances and prestige gates. Post-mounted operators (Mechanical or Hydraulic) are fixed to the gatepost and a sturdy cross member on the gate.


Sliding gates offer a number of advantages over swing gates. A sliding gate requires less space, which allows the full length of the driveway to be usable for parking vehicles. It also offers higher security due to the stronger resistance to being pushed open than swing gates. Sliding gates will also work on an upward sloping driveway where a pair of swing gates would not be able to open inward.

What To Look For In A Gate Opener

  • The type of gate – swing or sliding
  • The weight of the gate
  • The length of the gate
  • Frequency of use and traffic through the gate

If a gate is already installed, it is important to make sure that it will work with an electric gate opener. They will work with most well-made gates however you should check that your gate is in good operating condition. Check your gate for the following:    Is it plumb and level?

  • Does it swing freely on its hinges?
  • Can it move without dragging on the ground?
  • Does the gate have a horizontal cross member to provide stability?

And so much more. Please Contact Gate Service Professionals for all of your Gate Opener Repair Needs.

We take great pride in the services as well as the quality line of products we provide. Service and customer satisfaction are the specific goals and direction by which the company has established its focus.

With over ten years of experience ,  Gate Service Professionals has worked hard to become the preferred choice for gate repair and maintenance of Houston. Please give us a call and let us help with your gate problems.