When appointing a professional garage door company for your home, you should consider a few things before actually calling one. First, you should do some research and find out if your potential garage door installer technician is professional to begin with. Make sure you verify proper contractor license. Start by requesting for a list of jobs they’ve actually installed 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 honest. Don’t let their nice, charming personality fool you. Although they may seem to be of nice appearance, you may hire the incorrect technician for your project. There is wide range of professionals in your area to determine 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 popular things to consider before you hire your next repair technician or contractor should be as follows:
- Determine how long they have been in overhead garage door business?
- Are they making any claims on their ads that can be easily voided?
- How proficient are they, can they really handle the whole job or do they seem unsatisfactory?
- Do they have referrals that you can verify?
- Do they have a website to where you can inquire more about their garage door service company?
Here’s a list of questions mentioned previous so that you can be more familiar with when hiring a contractor for your home or business.
1. Find out how long they have been in the garage door 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 stable 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 beyond doubt and have 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 company.
2. Variety of Garage Door Services Offered. – Can the company 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 overly careful, your guarantee might be demanding to claim if multiple technicians perform the project. In the end, you will not distinguish who guarantees what? Be sure to commit to individual person to complete the entire 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 preference to review the company? We live in an era where referrals are the new way of doing business. It is in our nature to do business with people that have been recommended 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 an excellent idea who you are dealing with and possibly have something to ask them when you meet with them in person.