The Joys of Adjustable Hinge Gates

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Moving into a new home is an exciting event, but always involves varying levels of stress. Our new home has been mostly good news, but there are have been some relatively minor maintenance issues associated with the plumbing, electrical, and fencing.

The picture that you see below shows an adjustable hinge screwed into a very high quality vinyl fence that was installed by Roper Vinyl Fence in Clovis,NM who are the exclusive fencing contractor for the French Brothers in Roswell’s Sorrento subdivision. The latch on the gate, which you can see in the second picture, had become increasingly difficult to open over time to the point where we felt like we would damage it if we continued to use it without finding the cause of the problem.

The gap between the latch side of the gate and the fence post was not the same width from top to bottom being narrower at the top. This was easily fixed by adjusting the double bolts at the top of adjustable hinge making the width of the gap the same up and down the fence. This, of course, relieved the pressure on the striker and allowed the gate to open and close without obstruction!

Without the adjustable hinges, you are at the mercy of the heat and cold and shifting soils in southeastern New Mexico. Roper Vinyl Fences services Artesia, Carlsbad, Roswell, Hobbs etc.  I highly recommend them as their attention to detail when building your fence produces a quality product that will function with minimal to no maintenance for the life of your home!

Adjustable Hinge attached to a Vinyl Fence Gate.
Adjustable Hinge attached to a Vinyl Fence Gate.

 

A jammed Latch that is easy to fix because builder had the foresight to install adjustable hinges
A jammed Latch that is easy to fix because builder had the foresight to install adjustable hinges

 

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  1. Corrine Bachman, president of French Brothers, would not have selected Roper Vinyl Fence had she not been certain of the high quality work done by Roper out of Clovis. My husband, a young lawyer in Roswell, studied warranty validity and enforcement in law school and believes the warranty Roper offers is among the industries best! We jog through Sorrento subdivision and the place is full of satisfied home owners.

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