How to Choose a Garage Door Company

Here are 10 quick tips from the garage door industry to help you avoid garage door repair rip-off:

  1. Ask friends and family for recommendations
  2. Get bids from more than 1 company
    1.  If you get a bid from a company that focuses on repair, get another bid from a company that does garage door sales and service
  3. Get a quote on a new door vs. repairs on your existing door
  4. Get a detailed estimate in writing. Do not allow someone to pressure you to make a quick decision
  5. Beware of the repair specialist. Rip-Off artists will target repair work because:
    1. Customers are desperate for a quick fix and won’t get other bids
    2. Customers don’t know the real cost of garage door parts/repairs
    3. Customers don’t know necessary repair from a bogus one
  6. Check the company’s BBB Business Review at bbb.org
  7. Be wary of phones answered generically, such as “Garage doors” or “Door service”
  8. Watch out for ads that promote a $29 service fee. This is a common garage door repair rip-off.
  9. Beware of the name game
    1.  Unethical companies operate under several names so they can get more phone calls and that makes it more difficult for customers to track them down later.
    2. Make sure their name on Google ad/listing matches the same on their website
  10.  Does their website list their street address? Check out their address on Google street view to see if the company really exists

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