Ensuring you hire a reputable and legitimate garage door company is the first, and the most important, step before any garage door work or repair happens.
Sadly, there are many people who aren’t qualified to repair and help you maintain your garage doors. They do a half effort job, for a lot of money, which ends up causing you trouble and more money down the road.
How to Choose a Legitimate Garage Door Company
The first thing you can do is google garage door repair in your area and look at 3rd party sites for review. Yelp and Facebook are popular choices for people, and you will probably find the greatest number of reviews here.
Read the reviews, including looking at the overall rating. You should eliminate options with several bad reviews of course, and read the actual reviews to see if you can find any themes, both positive and negative. This will help narrow your options.
You can also check BBB to see if any problems exist that are attached to a company you want to choose.
Next, ask for proof that the company is licensed, bonded and insured. Any legitimate garage door company will be happy to provide these details. They have nothing to hide, and most companies appreciate the thoroughness of a consumer to verify their company.
Next, once you make an appointment, ask the company to confirm the name of the tech that will be sent out. Then, once the tech arrives, check their ID and confirm they are who they say they are. This is helpful for security and to prevent any fraud.
Why do I need to do all of this?
Taking some extra steps, in the beginning, to do your research and ensure your safety, will increase your chances that the company performing work on your garage is good at what they do.
Many poor or illegitimate garage door companies cause more damage than they repair, and it will cost you time and money down the line. Preparing yourself in advance will help avoid this headache.
If you are in the greater Houston area, feel free to give us a call! We will happily provide our license and insurance information, and guarantee our work for 5 years! We provide top notch service, and have the reviews to prove it!