When it comes to your garage door, you do not want to pay too much, naturally. However, you also do not want to pay too little, as this could come back to haunt you. You want a great door that is going to last. When you are shopping for a new garage door system, including the door, the hardware, and the electric garage door opener, you do not want to put your trust in just any dealer or any door. You need to be careful about choosing a great option that works for your needs and your budget, but if you try to find the cheapest option… you are generally going to end up with work that is less than satisfactory.
What happens when you find a garage door with a price that is much lower than other verbal or written quotes that you have received? You might be tempted to choose this option, but the truth of the matter is that these doors and the service will not be up to par. The door system will often have a short lifespan, and it might need to have more repairs than you initially imagined. Before long, your supposedly cheap option ends up costing you more than you realized.
However, if the price is much higher than other prices that you have been quoted, you want to tread carefully, as well. This does not mean that you are getting a better product or service in all cases. You need to ask questions and learn about the system they are offering. This way, you can get more insight into what you are getting and how the dealer operates.
The goal should always be to get a door that will last and work well.
Research the Company
There are some companies that show up out of nowhere. They tend to have only a few years in business, and you can quickly see that they have undesirable reputations when you put in the research. Since most people will only buy one or two garage doors in their life, it can be difficult to know who you should trust. Here are a few tips to help.
Ask to see proof of the work that the dealer has done in the past. If you have the opportunity, question the homeowners about their dealings with the company to make sure everything is on the level.
You will also want to make sure the garage door dealer has the correct state or provincial licenses to operate. Also, check to see that they have valid liability and professional insurance. This is for your protection and theirs.
Consider the Level of Service
Great companies do not need to brag, but they will be honest when it comes to what they offer. Just because a company has a nice website or a lot of pictures, it does not mean that they are truly the ideal garage door dealer for you to use. One of the best ways to truly evaluate a company is by visiting them. If they have a warehouse and showroom that is organized, and if they are helpful, you can get a better sense of what it will be like to do business with them.
Will the dealer be able to take service calls quickly? Do they have service to your area and can they provide you with fast and efficient installation for a garage door? Will the service trucks have the replacement parts needed for the doors? Ask these and any other questions that you might have.
Get in Touch
Feel free to contact us. We are happy to show you projects that we have done in the area, so you can see the level of work that we offer. We understand garage doors and will take plenty of time to advise you on what will be the best choice for your budget and your needs. If you wish, it is possible for us to send you a quotation by email.