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  • Writer's pictureAntoine Leblanc

Is Your Wood Fence Gate Sagging and Not Closing Properly?

Are you dealing with a sagging gate or worried about your wood fence standing the test of time?

Installing a gate header might just be the solution you need.

Here’s why adding a gate header can make a big difference for your wood fence gate, and how A+ Fences can help you ensure your fence is built to last.

Common Causes of Sagging Gates

A sagging gate is a common problem many Winnipeg homeowners face. Typical reasons include warped materials, misaligned hinges, insufficient post depth, and lack of structural support.

The main reason is when all of the weight is on one fence post causing the gate to sag.

Over time, this leads to a gate that doesn’t close properly, causing both aesthetic and functional fence problems.

If you’re wondering “How do I fix a wooden fence that has shifted and won’t close?” a gate header is a reliable solution.

A gate header provides crucial structural support to the fence gate. It acts as a spacer between the wooden posts, keeping the fence from leaning inward or warping over time. It helps distribute the weight and reduce stress on the hinges and gate posts, preventing sagging and ensuring the gate remains functional.

Check out our latests Instagram video where I explain this in detail here:

Why Install a Gate Header?

Prevents Warping

Wood can warp or bend due to Winnipeg’s weather conditions and changes in humidity. A gate header helps stabilize the gate frame, minimizing the risk of warping and maintaining the gate's shape. This is essential for the harsh Winnipeg climate.

Enhanced Durability

By reinforcing the wooden gate structure, a header increases the overall durability and longevity of the gate. It helps withstand external forces such as wind and daily use, reducing the likelihood of damage. If your gate is starting to show signs of collapsing, installing a header can be a proactive step to prevent further issues.

Improved Alignment

A gate header aids in keeping the gate aligned properly. It ensures that the gate swings evenly and closes correctly, which is essential for security and aesthetics. This prevents common issues like a sagging fence or a gate that doesn’t close properly.

Installing a gate header on your wood fence in Winnipeg is a smart investment. It offers enhanced security, prevents warping, and ensures the longevity of your gate. With A+ Fences by your side, you can trust that your wood fence will be expertly crafted to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

For all your Winnipeg fence needs, contact A+ Fences today and experience the difference in quality and service.

If you have any questions about your fence, feel free to reach out by going to the contact page on our website!



Owner of A+ Fences | Winnipeg Fence Contractor

Wood Fences | Chain Link Fences | Ornamental | Privacy Screens | Pergolas

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