Over time, there are bound to be issues with wooden and chain link fencing gates. Gates that sag are difficult to close and lock, as well as their general unsightliness. Sagging can be caused by a post that is the wrong size, by the hinges, or an uneven construction.
Measure the gate and cut a panel that will fit correctly.
It should be 2 inches thick and goes along the width of the gate rails.
Laying it flat, make sure that the gate is squared correctly.
Measure how far it is between the bottom and top rails.
The boards along the length should fit tightly between the gate ends and the rails.
Both of the vertical boards need to be even at both ends of the gate. They should be secured with corrosion-resistant screws.
First, measure the diagonal supports and cut it properly. Fit it inside the opposing corners of the gate.
The supports should be screwed in place. They transfer the gate’s weight from the unsupported side to the side with the hinges. This transfer prevents the gate from sagging.
The pickets act as reinforcement to the diagonal gate supports, as well as strengthening the gate.
These kits include one steel cable, two corner brackets, and a turnbuckle.
Whenever the cable needs to be tightened, use the turnbuckle to keep it secure.
In case you are still unable to fix your fence, feel free to call us at (562) 697-4216 to get a free estimate for fence installation and repair!
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