A Garage door is a significant investment for your home. Looking for a reliable company may take a bit of research. Having the right information and a plan can help you find a good garage door company that fulfills your needs and resolve any problems you face. Let’s roll on a few questions that should be answered by companies before you consider hiring a specialist.
- How long have you been working in this industry?
The older the company the better it is. Previous successful projects tell you a lot about the contractor and his style of work. References can verify about the companies work ethics, professional experience and how he handles door issues. Contractors providing references of frequent and recurring clients prove quality service.
- Are you Licensed?
A garage door specialist should be licensed. They hold a License by demonstrating their work knowledge and facts. A knowledge of construction and safety law is an additional requirement. Keeping up with the ongoing training sessions earn them a good name.
- Do you hold any additional Certifications?
A professional will always hold additional certifications revealing practicing proficiency status and are regarded as reputable and trustworthy.
- Who are their Suppliers? Do they offer more than one Supplier to offer variety?
Across the Door Industry there are many manufacturers/suppliers and it’s important to have a list of a few before deciding on which one to choose. You can view websites of different suppliers to see what collections they have and what they offer. Presenting collections simply means you have a lot of options in terms of color, material, style with the entire personalized selection you can choose from.
Make use of the reference list. A reference list is a good way to test customer satisfaction. Make use of the reference list to get in touch with old customers who have already used the services of the garage door expert.
- Are there any Warranties you offer?
You need to know what type of warranty the company offers. It could be anything, a service plan or a guarantee.
- What are R values and what do they mean?
The R-value represents an object’s resistance to heat transfer. It is an important mark for energy efficiency.
- Does the Company abide by any Laws and By-laws?
It’s compulsory for the company and its employees to adhere to the certifications and guidelines. Firms that do not abide by those directives might be using insecure and risky door installing practices. These might lead to serious injuries for you or the one installing the door if it is not installed correctly. The problems might not be visible immediately but they can/might appear with the passage of time (i.e. one to two years).
- Does the Company carry Proof of Insurance?
You need to make sure if the firm is insured to protect yourself from additional costs because of an unexpected situation that might occur during the project. You should ask the firm to show you the Proof of Insurance especially if you have investing a good amount of money.
- How soon can the Project be completed?
Before hiring the expert to install a new project, you need to ask if they will complete the work promptly, within the given time or if any delays are expected. By checking everything beforehand you can make up your mind for any unexpected problem or situations. This way you can also alter the budget you have set for the on-going project.
Be confident in asking anything to get a clear picture of the situation and avoid any confusion later.
- What types of Employees have taken on the project?
It’s important to find out how well trained the staff is that has arrived at your place.
- Are they working full time for the company or hired per project?
- Are they well trained?
- Are they trained on-site?
- Are they educated and learned to install techniques?
- Ask for the name of the workers who will be attending.
- What type of Hardware will be installed?
Quality products are important to use for proper and safe garage doors. Installing poor hardware will increase safety risks. Pay close attention to the type and quality of the door hardware being installed. This will ultimately affect the safety and performance of your garage door.
All contractors do not offer the same services. It’s up to you to find out if your garage door specialist offers maintenance services to ensure that your door stays in good shape and functions properly. The Door Doctor welcomes any questions and inquiries.