Garage doors are a nuanced aspect of your home. Simple
enough in design, but can be complicated to repair if something goes wrong.
Garage door are loaded with tension primarily from the springs that help the
door to travel on the tracks.
Because of these springs, garage doors can be dangerous to work on. So you call a professional, they look at your door, fix the issue and then hand you the bill.
But how do you know if you’re getting a good deal?
1: Ask your friends!
Asking people you know and trust in your community is a great way to choose a company who is unlikely to charge too much for a simple service. Typically, garage door companies who have good relationships with their customers want to keep their pricing competitive so that they can pay their employees well, while still taking care of their customers.
Social media is also a great way to ask around. Many areas have Facebook groups that you can ask for recommendations on. Post and see what people say!
2: Don’t be afraid to shop around
Most service companies will give you a price for a basic service and some common parts. Feel free to call around and compare prices between a few companies.
Ask the receptionist about their policy on estimates. Many companies, like us Hung Right Doors LLC will offer free estimates before any work is done. That way you can make sure that you see the price before the work is done so that the company doesn’t try to charge you for unnecessary items.
3: Be there when a new company does your service.
Many companies will be able to do a garage door repair even if you aren’t home. If you have a company you’ve never used before, being at home while the service tech is doing their work may be a good idea because you’ll be able to ask questions if you have any.
4: Ask questions!
Asking questions is a great way to make sure that you are confident in the relationship you are building with the company you’ve chosen to hire. Openness is key to honesty. If a company is open to your questions, it’s a good chance they are trustworthy.
The best way to make sure you get a good deal is to work a trustworthy company. Building a relationship with a company who has reliable and friendly employees is a good sign that they will keep prices where they need to be.
There isn’t really any an average cost for garage door service because the work that needs to be done can be greatly varied, and different areas need to charge different amounts for the same things. By asking your friends, shopping around and taking a considered role in the maintenance of your home, you can be sure to get the best deal in town!