Hiring a contractor to do work at your home can be stressful. First, you need to do some research because you’ll want to contact multiple service providers, so they can come to your home and give you an estimate.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to find the time to check the company’s credentials and call their list of references.
If you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to repair or replace your garage door, you may be wondering how to sort the good service providers from the bad ones.
Below are a few pro-tips that will help you do just that.
Be mindful of their online presence
Today- every company on the planet should have a website. If the garage door repairman you’re speaking with doesn’t have an online presence, this is a big red flag.
When it comes to “online presence” we’re not just talking about a one-page website (that consists of a landing page only.) Do they have a Facebook and/or Yelp page? Can you find them on Google+ and/or Angie’s list?
Does the company have online reviews? These can be an invaluable source in terms of learning more about the type and level of customer service a company has provided to prior clients.
If you can’t find a trace of the company online, buyer beware.
Do they have a physical address?
If you called a garage door repair company based on a business card that was left under a windshield wiper- make sure to research them. Does the company have a brick-and-mortar address?
If the answer is no, this should also be seen as a big red flag, because it means the company is probably not licensed or insured. At this point, you’re likely aware of the dangers of hiring an unlicensed roofer; hiring an unlicensed garage door repair company can be just as bad.
First, there is no guarantee the work will be done on time (or correctly) and second, if something happens and you need to pursue a small claims action against them, you’ll have a very hard time (if not impossible time) in getting the company served.
When you begin to interview candidates, ask how long the company has been in business. You should also ask about the average tenure of their employees and how many years of experience, on average, each of their garage door technicians have.
Companies that have low turnover and technicians that have years of experience are a far better bet. On the other hand, if a company has very high turnover and their workers are inexperienced, you may run into some problems.
Garage door experts in Colorado
If you have questions about garage door repair or replacement in Colorado Springs and/or you’d like to schedule a time for us to come out and provide you with a free estimate, call us today at 719-499-0491 to get stared.