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Because the sliding gate is made solely out of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees, we want to see how it stands the test of time. Periodically, an update report will be posted on this page.
10 weeks on 1st November 2009
10 weeks on – the gate has been getting plenty of use and I am extremely pleased with it. It is well balanced, slides with ease and there is not a hint of any movement in the wood.
Having said that it is still early days and although the gate has had plenty of use, it has not yet had to put up with extreme temperatures but things are looking pretty good at this stage.
I will give another report in a couple of months and we’ll see then how it’s going.
Over a year down the track September 2010
The gate has been up and running for over a year and deserves a pass.
This will be the last update report, as the gate has been through all seasons, endured storms, all weather conditions and temperatures, and probably had above average usage as there have been five vehicles housed behind the gate coming and going all times.
The gate is every bit as good as the day it was put up.
I guess it could be put down to the design and a good covering of A pliable substance used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid./paint to keep the water out.