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Making your industrial or driveway gate operate automatically is our specialty. And integral to the design of an automated gate system is the selection of the right automation equipment to suit your specific needs, budget, and style. To ensure that we keep in step with technology and the latest industry trends, we work hand-in-hand with leading manufacturers and suppliers.

Gate Questions and Answers

Check with local city guidelines and codes when necessary, call 811  (free service) and have utilities marked out three days before installation otherwise we will come out and do a site visit prior to installation and run through minor details

Yes and no, you can get gates that operate off solar power and they do work providing the gates are not used extensively, as a general rule here in “sunny Ohio” a gate can open and close up to 30 times a day before the battery loses charge, you are also limited to the accessories you want for the gate as they will drain power.

Whenever possible We advise to have power run to the gate.

Depends on the gate and style but there is an override for every gate, swing arms generally have a key on the top that allows you to put the gate arms in manual and you can physically open the gate, other types have a lever that you engage so the gate will open manually, all this is explained to you when your gate is installed or serviced and you can always call us at Zimmer Gates & Doors and we can talk you through it if we are unable to get out within a reasonable time.

Yes, we do! Zimmer Gates & Doors services and maintains automated driveway gate systems installed by anyone, whether it be a local handyman, electrician, or another gate company. We will even check over your gate system and provide you a list of recommended changes if we think any are necessary. No matter how many issues you have had with your system, you can trust Zimmer Gates & Doors to make it right.

Generally no, you do not. We are able to troubleshoot most problems at the gate location without needing access inside your home. Of course, there are times when we will require someone to be home – for example, if you have an issue with your telephone entry system, or an issue is traced to a circuit breaker located within the house.

Garage Door Questions and Answers

Standard sizes are whole width increments starting at 8′ wide and going to 20′ wide. Some door series have sizes smaller than that. Standard heights are 7′ and 8′ tall. Odd-heights and odd-widths are also available and vary by individual door series.

Garage Doors Direct steel garage doors for residential and commercial applications can be painted in the color of your choosing, with 100-percent acrylic latex paint. Some doors can also be powder coated.

Whenever possible We advise to have power run to the gate.

Depending upon the damage involved to the garage door system, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases.

R-value is a standardized measurement of thermal efficiency. The higher the R-value, the greater the garage door’s insulating properties. Manufactures insulate garage doors for residential and commercial applications, with a broad range of R-values designed to meet your needs.

Yes. A residential garage door requires a minimum of 4 1/2” of headroom space. Your garage door system may need a low-headroom track system or a low-headroom-torsion rear-track system. For a garage door opener, you will need slightly more headroom (about 6 1/2” minimum).

This is a common question when it comes to choosing a garage door. Zimmer Gates & Doors offers many designs, with a number of options to further customize your garage door.

For a contemporary look to set your home apart, our Contemporary Collection features garage doors that combine glass and aluminum for unparalleled visual style, strength and light infiltration. It’s a unique solution for your extraordinary home. 

To transform the look of your home, choose a beautiful, custom-crafted wood door. Fine woods and precision craftsmanship make the doors in our Carriage collection  architectural works of art. Browse 21 standard designs, available in semi-custom or custom styles. You can also design your own door to match your home’s architectural style. Optional decorative hardware adds the finishing touch.

For the beauty of wood and the durability of steel, our Contemporary collection combines the classic look of a carriage-house door with the value of insulated steel. These doors come in various different designs (with or without windows) and various colors. Or they can be painted to match your home’s color scheme (frames, trim and overlays are white).

Our Lodgewood Collection doors feature wood-grain embossments to enhance the appearance of your door. Choose standard-raised or woodgrain-textured flush panels in six different colors.

Our traditional Steel doors can have simulated woodgrain embossments enhance the appearance of your door. Choose from classic, raised panels or contemporary, ranch panels (some models). All doors can be painted to match your home’s décor.

If your garage will be subjected to extreme temperatures, hot or cold, consider a well-insulated door to ensure your maximum comfort. The higher a door’s R-value, the greater its insulating properties. Insulated doors offer R-values up to 17.5. This is made possible by a continuous layer of foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation sandwiched between two layers of rust- and corrosion-resistant steel. These doors also feature between-section seals that provide added resistance to air infiltration, as well as bulb-type bottom seals that guard against wind and rain.

If you live in a coastal region or area with special wind codes and regulations, Zimmer gates & Doors also offers a variety of heavy-duty, wind-load doors built to withstand hurricane-force pressures. We customize our doors to meet or exceed any state or county wind-load code.

Zimmer Gates & Doors takes great pride in Installing residential products that work every day and last for life. We stand behind our work.  Many of our residential garage doors automatically come with a warranty that protects against Rust and corrosion.

Garage Door Opener Questions and Answers

Zimmer Gates & Doors features a comprehensive list of residential garage door openers and opener accessories that work with your garage door, giving you a complete system designed for practical applications and durable, daily use. After choosing a garage door, please see our list of residential garage door openers and accessories that work best with the door you select.

Screw Drive—powerful, fast and quiet. Maximum power for heavy doors. Belt Drive—quiet and smooth performance. Ideal for garages adjacent to living areas. Chain Drive—rugged and reliable. Suitable for most garage doors.

DC motor operates with variable speed for soft start and stop, smooth operation and less wear and tear on your garage door.

No, you need a Series II wall console to install with a Series II opener.

No, you can install only one Series II wall console per opener; however, you are able to use a Series I wall button as second device.

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