"Don't let the gate automation be an after-thought; if you know you will eventually want to automate the gate, ask your fence or gate contractor to consult with us for planning. There are things to consider and plan for, that can cost you or limit your options later."
"You'll find solar gate systems more reliable if you'll use twice the minimum solar wattage recommended by the manufacturer. It's such a minimal increase in cost for a major increase in dependability."
"14 gauge is the absolute minimum steel thickness to accept for any gate frame from any fabricator, and even that's nothing to brag about. Ask questions; make them to spec the material being used for every part of the gate, from frame, to sub-framing, to pickets, to finials, to hinges. Also, if they mention using plastic on any part of the gate, I suggest finding another contractor, because it's a reflection of being cheap and low in their quality standards, which will also manifest itself in others ways you'll likely eventually regret later on."
"Stop to consider how you plan to allow an Ambulance or Firetruck to get to you behind your gate; talk to us for your options."
"Mounting geometry is important; it's not a suggestion that can be ignored, it's physics that can mean the difference between a long dependable life or an assortment of terrible consequences."