So your garage door has stopped working!

Maybe it gets stuck mid-cycle. Maybe it makes an intolerable screeching noise as it shuts. Maybe it’s just ignoring you pushing the button, stubbornly remaining shut as you urge it over and over to please just open because you have stuff in there, thank you, and you need it.

So you contact a good garage door repair service: check to see if you can get yourself a free estimate or a bid from any one company. You can ask how long they think it’ll take, how much their quote is, and you can compare prices.  Then you go with the best deal, and they promise to send someone over Monday morning.

But wait. Did you check to make sure the company you’re working with is reputable? Do they provide a good service? Ask to access before and after pictures, if applicable, or ask how long they’ve been doing garage door repairs.

When the repair man actually shows up, have a sly little look at their truck. Do they look well-organized? Are they put together? Before you let that garage door repair person get to work on your hunk of junk, you’ll want to make sure that he or she is correctly insured. You need to be protected against any injuries that may occur during the job.

If you follow all of these steps, you’ll be much more likely

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