Fix Sagging Gate

Tips To Fix Sagging Gate, Have you ever experienced your gate getting sagged as it gets older? Sagging of the gate is a big problem and often caused due to various factors. 

Following are some reason that can cause sagging of gate:

  • Loose nuts.
  • Old hinges
  • Screws are not tight enough.
  • Door is used with no care.
  • Harsh weather conditions like extreme sun, winds or rain.

How to fix sagging gate?

Here are few tips which you can follow to fix your sagging gate:

Change hinges of your gate:

Sometimes the hinges get old and can’t bear the weight of the door. Due to regular opening and closing, it starts getting loose. So you need to change your hinges in order to fix your door.

Tightening the screws:

You might notice that the screws of your saggy door are mostly loose. Check your screws and tight them as needed. Tight screws will not let your door get saggy.

Install upper and lower bracket:

Use the upper and lower bracket from the anti sag kit and fix them on the upper and lower end respectively.

Placing turnbuckle and cable:

Now you can place the turnbuckle to the upper end of the bracket. Use a cable to make a hook on the turnbuckle.

Adjust the turnbuckle:

Adjust the turnbuckle according to your choice and where you notice that sag is settled down.

Laying gate on flat surface:

Another method of fixing the sagging gate is to lie it down on the flat surface. Using a pipe tighten the upper and lower end. Use a pressure drill and nuts to tighten each end of the door. Hang the door and check if it is still saggy. You may need to repeat the same process on the other side of the gate.

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