Garage doors are tricky to repair yourself and the job can be dangerous depending on what the problem is; so it’s always best to call in the professionals. Here are some tips for choosing the right repairman who will do the job correctly the first time.
Go with an established garage door company whose technicians have years of experience under their belts. The safety of your family along with having the convenience of a reliable garage door are simply too important to leave to chance. The technician to choose may not necessarily service your brand of door on an exclusive basis: those who are “married” to one company often charge more for their services.
Along with possessing extensive knowledge and experience, the repairman should also be sensitive to your time constraints. Again, you simply cannot afford to wait a week until he can fit you into his schedule: there are plenty of companies out there that offer same or next-day service, so be choosy.
Does the repairman use quality products? There are huge differences in quality between different types of springs, cables, and other replacement parts. A good repairman will always recommend the use of the best quality products for long-term dependability and optimum functionality. You don’t want to buy cheap parts only to discover they have to be replaced again within a year.
A good repairman will back up his parts and labor with guarantees, so be wary of anyone who doesn’t. He should be so confident that his services are the best that he gladly offers his customers this type of protection.
Choose a company that is licensed and insured: this protects you in several ways. Being licensed in your state means that the company is a legitimate one that has jumped through the right hoops and is recognized by the proper authorities. Carrying the proper amount of liability insurance means that if injuries or property damage occurs, you will be covered.