Looking for the Nearest Garage Door Repair Company?
When you garage door malfunctions, then you need a garage door company to come and fix your problem as soon as possible. A damaged door is not just an eyesore, it’s also a security and safety risk. And this kind of a risk needs to be mitigated as soon as possible.
But how to choose the right garage door company that is nearest to you? Here are some tips:
Do Your Homework
Before you call the nearest garage door repair company, do your homework! This means trying to list down everything you know about your door:
- When did the problem begin?
- What is the issue you are facing (if you are able to identify it)?
- How old is your garage door and when did you have it installed?
- Take photos of the damage – if it is apparent.
- What type of garage door do you have?
- What is the make and size of your garage door?
Once you have gathered all this information, you will be able to select a repair company more effectively. You will be able to give them the right kind of information and find out whether they have the parts required to do the job.
Just because a garage door repair company is right next door doesn’t mean it is the best option for you. Talk to a number of repair services in your area before you make your final decision.
Ensure that you ask them plenty of questions; if a garage door repair company is unable to answer your questions to your satisfaction, if they sound rather uncertain or vague or even dodge your questions, then it is a good indicator that they will not do a good job fixing your garage doors for you.
Ask for Free Estimates
If you have done your homework and have given them all the details they have asked with regard to your garage door, then you should be able to get a free estimate from that garage door repair company.
Of course, you need to keep in mind that the final estimate will depend on their diagnosis of the problem when they visit you. However, the estimate will give you a ballpark figure to work with.
Look for a Specialist
There are companies that repair many things, one of which will be garage doors. And then there are companies that only repair garage doors. It is best to go with a specialist (like us!) because they have the expertise, the experience, and the right tools to handle all jobs related to your garage door.
Specialists like us have in-depth knowledge of all types of garage doors, whether they are the most popular overhead doors, or even the old vintage sliding garage doors. With a specialist, you will not have to worry about whether we will have the ability to repair even the oldest garage door.
Ensure that They Have Insurance
Repairing garage doors – especially when they are overhead doors – can be a risky business. A good repair company will have insurance that covers both them as well as you.
If there is an accident that takes place while the repairs are going on, it could lead to injury or property damage. When the repair company is insured, then you don’t need to worry about the financial implications of such accidents.
How Soon Can They Fit You In?
The one thing we are proud of is our ability to respond to garage door emergencies immediately. If you are facing an emergency and need a repair service immediately, then it doesn’t help if you have to wait for an appointment.
Do They Offer Guarantees?
A good garage door repair like our company will give a guarantee for our work. And if a company cannot provide that guarantee, then it is not a company that you should hire to fix your garage doors for you.
Check Customer Reviews
Thanks to the internet, it is easy to get customer reviews on various online forums. Do not depend on the reviews given on the repair company’s website. Do a little research and find out what other customers who have used their repair services have to say about them. This is truly the best testament to a garage door repair company’s work.
Common garage door repair related FAQ
How long does it take to replace a garage door?
Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.
How often should my a garage door be serviced?
Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.
How long do garage door springs usually last?
The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)
What is the life span of a garage door opener?
The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.