Garage door professionals are people trained to help you get the best out of a new or longtime garage door in your home. Many of them carry significant skills, knowledge, and equipment, which they use to genuinely help homeowners. Sadly though, there are also dodgy companies that send out unqualified subcontractors who commonly end up doing more harm than good.
There are ways to make sure you pick only the best companies. Following are three basics things, which should help with that.
Watch Out for the Most Common Tricks
- Many low quality garage door opener repair outfits operate out of urban areas, with the hopes of being confused for a reputed name in the business. This relies on the customer failing to spot the difference, which you should ensure you do not.
- Large and loud online and printed ads are often a form of overcompensation. It is smarter to prefer companies that state their case plainly.
- Substandard services may operate in multiple cities, hiring subcontractors over the phone to do garage door installation and repair work in other places. From your side, make sure that the main office, which you deal with is adequately familiar with and answerable for each person they send to your home.
- Do not fall for “emergency service” ads; that is almost always a marketing ploy.
Other Things to Beware Of
- Some service charge extra for work they label as “24‑hour repairs” or “emergency service”. If you are in dire need and there is no other option, you may as well know going in exactly how much you will be charged.
- Unprepared technicians are not a good sign. If one leaves to get tools mid-work, then chances are they either did not get the proper information on your problem, or were simply lack enough experience to know what to expect. Tell them to stop, and that you decided you do not need the garage door repaired at the moment.
- Repair service “flash sales” are usually too good to be true, and while they may bring down expenses, you may end up receiving subpar service into the bargain. Do your research so as not to be surprised in this way.
- Non-branded vehicles usually mean subcontractors, especially if the website or ad showed a conspicuous logoed truck. If you notice when they pull up, feel free to bring up the matter right then and there.