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How to Maintain Aluminium Gates

Aside from their aesthetic appeal and durability, aluminium gates are popular for having virtually no required upkeep. While aluminium is less demanding than other gate materials, they still need a little bit of tender, love and care. Here are some things you can do to ensure that your new or existing gate stays in it’s best condition for years to come.

Regular Upkeep

While aluminium can be quite durable, it’s not immune to weather and other external factors (Luckily, in Perth we tend to have good weather most of the year). Make sure that you keep any shrubs or trees away from your gate as they can cause complications such as warped metal that can compromise your gate’s performance and operation. Spray your gate with a hose to remove any dirt, dust or residue on the surface. If you live in a coastal area, this can remove any abrasive salts that have accumulated on your gate. For more stubborn grime, you can wipe the surface with a mild detergent and soapy water. Avoid using course sponges or harsh solvents to clean your gate as these can scratch or dissolve its powder finish.

Brighten the Coat

Our custom-made aluminium gates come with a powder finish that protects it from oxidising factors like rust and harmful UV rays. When aluminium oxidises, an unsightly white powder forms on its surface, significantly lessening its beauty and appeal. Over time, algae may develop on your gate which can also lead to oxidation, this would eat away at your finish, stripping your gate of its protective coating. When this happens, thoroughly wash your fence with a mixture of water and bleach to kill any remaining algae then let dry. Afterwards, apply car wax to its surface to protect it from additional oxidation and restore its original colour and shine.

Occasional Repairs

Regardless of how well you maintain your gate, problems that require repairs are unavoidable because of various factors. When this happens, it’s important to turn to a professional immediately to avoid further issues. This is also necessary to ensure that your gate can do its job of protecting your property well. Expert contractors will be able to assess your gate’s condition and provide you with the proper solutions. In some cases, if your gate is well beyond repair, a replacement would be best.

When in need of quality aluminium gates in Perth, turn to Boardwalk. We understand the importance of having a strong and sturdy gate guarding your home which is why we offer a variety of gate types in custom-made designs using the best materials for lasting durability and reliable performance. We also have a team of professional tradesmen that can provide fast and efficient gate installations with minimal disturbance to your home.

Interested in investing in an aluminium gate for your home? Get in touch with our team today for a consultation.

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