(What are ASTM and UL Certifications, and why do they matter?)
When you are ready to have a gate installed, you want it done correctly. Here at Quality Gates, we are certified gate installers and fabricators by the I.D.E.A. (Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation). This may not sound all that exciting, but in the world of gate safety it means everything.
What exactly does it mean?
This means our team is qualified to create and install the highest quality product possible to keep you and your family safe when operating your gate. Each member of our team has been trained to conform to ASTM and/or UL which combined follow all the code requirements for automated operator safety, design safety and more.
Why should this matter?
One main reason: safety. Gates are dangerous! There are many ways things can go wrong if a gate is improperly installed that can result in severe injury or even death. We install our gates correctly, efficiently and up to code. If something should ever happen to anyone involving your gate, you will be liable and the company who installed it will be liable. We make sure to do it right the first time, so you and your family can enjoy your gate knowing it has passed the certification standards for gate safety.
There are many codes that require the adherence to UL and ASTM, including building codes, fire codes, residential dwelling codes and property maintenance codes.
These certifications have been around for years, but alarmingly most people (including gate installers) either have not heard of them or do not adhere to them. We at Quality Gates are here to tell you that WE absolutely do, and pride ourselves on our certified gate installers and designers. It is in everyone’s best interest to conform to the UL and ASTM standards to keep your loved ones safe.
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