As with price, the answer is that it depends.

A high-quality automatic gate will last between 10 and 20 years if it is correctly maintained and serviced. Periodic preventative maintenance is a significant factor in your gate’s longevity.


Cleaning and lubricating your gate on a regular basis will go a long way to keeping it in good shape.

Inspecting it for rust or other damage will ensure that you correct issues in a timely manner.

Remove insects and other pests on a regular basis, as even the moisture from slugs can damage a circuit board.

Removing leaves, dirt and other debris from the track and controls can be a big factor.


You can learn more about maintenance here.