How to Choose a Garage Door Installation Company
We’ve talked before about the fact that, if you suspect that you need a new garage door, it’s probably one of the only times on your life that you’ll ever buy one. That means it’s tough to know how to go about finding a garage door, how much to pay and how to get it installed.
While we’ve told you before about how to spot garage door scams, today we’ll tell you what to look for in a garage door company that tells you they are the most reliable choice.
1. Check Them Out Online
The beauty of the internet is it gives you a great place to shop for garage doors without leaving your home or even picking up the phone. You’ll find lots of options when you search for a local garage door company online. A few of them will catch your eye for different reasons. When you’ve made your ‘short list’, make sure to go beyond their website and check them out on third-party rating sites, like Houzz and Homestars, to get a better idea of the work they do.
2. Check Them Out in Person
First, if any company gives you an over-the-phone quotation to install a garage door, be suspicious. To get an accurate idea of what’s involved in an installation, and to show you what doors are available, the company should be willing to visit your home free-of-charge. When they do, see if they arrive in branded uniforms and driving branded trucks. Also, pay attention to the vibe you get. Your intuition is invaluable and usually quite right in these situations. If things don’t feel quite right, they probably aren’t.
3. Ask About Their Products & Services
The company you choose should offer doors from many different manufacturers so that you have more options to choose from. Also, find out what other services they offer. In addition to installation, maintenance and repair, look for emergency services, other products for the garage, like door openers, and garage door replacement parts too.
The garage door and installation company you choose can make the difference between years of trouble-free use from your new door and lots of headaches. The bottom line is that you want to use a company that can prove they have done lots of successful installations in your area, and that installs only top quality doors and parts. Call us here at Markham Garage Doors and we’d be happy to arrange for an estimate to install your new garage door.