First, you should do some research and find out if your potential garage door installer is professional to begin with. Make sure you validate proper contractor license. Start by asking for a list of jobs they’ve actually established along with references. Do not rely or trust an ad on your local paper or the internet. Just because they have an ad it does not mean they are trustworthy.
Don’t let their nice, attractive personality fool you. Although they may seem to be of nice character, you may hire the incorrect person for your project. There is wide range of garage door repair technicians in your area to choose from. Fraudulent individuals are out there, so you must filter them carefully. This article will give you a few tips on how to contract your next repair expert where you live.
Some of the most familiar things to consider before you hire your next repair technician or contractor should be as follows: 1. Check how long they have been in business? 2. Are they making any promises on their ads that can be easily voided? 3. How experienced are they, can they really handle the whole job wholly or do they seem limited? 4. Do they have references that you can validate? 5. Do they have a website to where you can seek to find something more about their business?
Below is a break down on the questions mentioned above so that you can be more aware when calling an installer/a technician for your home or business.
1. Find out how long they have been in business. – If you hear the company or technician has been in business for more than 5 years, then that is an excellent chance they are a responsible company. Unlike other companies that crash within the first 5 years of being in business. If the company has been in business for more than 10 years, then rest assured and has peace of mind that you are dealing with a true professional. A company cannot stay in business too long if they don’t have any referrals to back up the business.
2. Selection of Garage Door Services Offered. – Can the business handle every aspect of the project or are they handling one part only and out sourcing the other? This is typical in a small startup company where they are not experienced enough and need the extra resources to finish the job up. Ask if they are going to work on the entire project alone or someone else coming in to do another aspect of the project. You must be extremely careful, your guarantee might be difficult to claim if multiple technicians perform the project. In the end, you will not distinguish who guarantees what? Be sure to commit to one person to complete the whole job right from the start.
3. Reviews and Complaints – Is the company listed with the Better Business Bureau or are they registered with Yahoo, Google and other search engines where clients have been given the opportunity to review the company? We live in an time where referrals are the new way of doing business. It is in our nature to do business with people that have been referred by friends and family.
4. Web Presence – Do a quick search for the company in Google or Yahoo and see what comes up for their company name, many times you will see excellent or may be even bad hits on their reputation, this way you can have a preferred idea who you are dealing with and possibly have something to ask them when you meet with them in person.