While it might seem like an optional addition, investing in an overhead brace can significantly enhance the longevity and functionality of your gate. Here’s why we highly recommend getting one for your gate:

Preserving Alignment for Wood Gates:
Wood is a natural material prone to twisting, cracking, and rotting, especially when exposed to varying weather conditions. Over time, this can lead to misalignment issues with your gate, making it difficult to open and close smoothly. An overhead brace acts as a stabilizing force, helping to keep the gate aligned despite the inevitable shifts in the supporting posts.

Normandy Gates

These twin Normandy gates will stay strong and aligned thanks to their braces.

Supporting Vinyl Gates:
While vinyl gates offer durability and low maintenance, they are not immune to the effects of gravity. Over time, the weight of the gate can cause it to sag, leading to operational issues. An overhead brace provides essential support, distributing the weight evenly and ensuring that the gate continues to function properly for years to come.

Smooth Operation:
Whether you have a wood or vinyl gate, an overhead brace contributes to smoother operation. By minimizing misalignment and sagging, the brace helps to maintain the integrity of the gate’s structure, allowing it to open and close with ease.

While it may be tempting to forgo the overhead brace doing so could have consequences. Not only does it compromise the longevity and functionality of your gate, but it may also void any warranty associated with the product.

More questions?
If you have any other questions about gates we’re happy to answer them. Call 613-736-1122 or hit the chat button on the right during business hours.

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