3 Tips for Finding a Reliable Garage Door Installation Company
The good news about buying a new garage door is that you’ll probably not have to do it very often, if ever again. The bad news is that, because you rarely shop for a door, it’s tough to know what to look for.
Unlike most other products you buy, not only do you need to choose a door, but you need to hire a garage door installer to put it in for you.
Unfortunately, choosing an installer isn’t as easy as it might seem. Some installers know that you don’t buy lots of garage doors and they take advantage of the fact with shoddy workmanship, poorly made doors, or both.
To help you avoid being the victim of a ‘fly-by-night’ installer, here are three ways for you to know that the company you choose is reputable and that the garage door they install is from a leading manufacturer.
1. Do Some Internet Research
When you start your search for a garage door company, you’ll probably find a few that catch your eye. Once you have a ‘short list’ of possibilities, don’t just check out a company’s website (they do have a website, don’t they?!), but be sure to visit third-party ratings sites, like Homestars and Houzz, where you’ll be able to read what other homeowners have to say about the company.
2. Make Sure They Visit
If you call or contact a company who wants to give you a quotation for installing your door without visiting your home, you should probably scratch them from your list. It’s not possible for them to give you an accurate quotation without inspecting your garage to find out how much work they need to do.
And when they visit you get the opportunity to learn more about them, get a feel for how they work and make your own judgement about whether they are suitable for the job or not.
3. Find Out What They Offer
The company should be able to show you a number of options for doors from different manufacturers. They should also offer other products and services, including garage door openers, replacement parts and emergency repair services.
The garage door company you choose is as important as the garage door you choose. Even the best doors will have problems if they aren’t installed properly.