Are you looking for a professional Houston garage door repair contractor? In the Houston market, there are 100’s of choices out there, so it can be difficult to choose the right garage door contractor for you. We have put together some tips that should help you choose a garage door repair contractor that is right for you.
Check for a physical location
A physical location allows you to gauge information like the size of the company, number of employees and the legitimacy of the business. Check google maps for images of the location. You want to see that the location fits the purpose of the company, but also that their prices don’t include huge overhead for an elaborate location like an office in a fancy building.
Check testimonials submitted by satisfied customers
Testimonials are the most important tool to decide the credibility of a business. If the early consumers are satisfied with their services, you can find satisfactory testimonials online about a business. This gives peace of mind when contacting the garage door repair company of your choice.
Find a business in directories
In order to ensure that you are dealing with a reliable and trustworthy service provider, it is also important to ensure that the business is listed in the top business directories such as Angie’s List, Home Advisor, the BBB of Houston, Best Pick Reports etc. Business listings give collaborative evidence to the legitimacy of a garage door service company.
How long have they been in business
You always want to check how long the company has been in business and generally want to find one that is no less than 3 to 5 years old. This is for two reasons. The first is the younger the company, the more of a possibility it is not to have the full experience to do the repair in the most efficient way possible. Second, is you want to make sure the company you choose is going to be around long enough to service any warranties.
Do they have liability insurance
Having liability insurance is essential so that in the rare event that something does go wrong, the contractor is covered and will put things right at no expense to you.
Company Marked vehicles that are well stocked
When your garage door repair contractor shows up to your home, it should be in a company marked vehicle. If it is not, it likely that the person fixing your garage door works for 2 or 3 different companies. The company vehicle should be carrying the tools, parts, and accessories required to fix the vast majority of problems, in one visit.
Can you get a free estimate
Garage door companies that offer free estimates show that they want to help its potential customers instead of just worrying about their bottom dollar. In the end, garage door companies are services companies and need to show that choosing them makes sense. Free estimates are a great way to do just that.
It is important to check whether that garage door repair company services your area. Depending on where you are located in conjuncture with where their location is, they may charge a premium if you are far from that location.
Availability of the garage door contractors
It is important to understand the availability of your Houston garage door contractor. Houston is a city on the move and the company you choose needs to understand it is unsafe to leave a broken or damaged garage door unattended, especially in the unpredictable Houston, TX weather. Check on how soon the company can come out, whether they can come to do repairs on evening and weekends and if there are extra charges involved.
Are the repair workers paid by the hour or by commission
Many garage door repair contractors are paid by commission by their company. This can lead to contractors trying to create unneeded upsales or even unethical practices in order to rush their job just to get to the next one and get more money. Though contractors paid by the hour may have gotten a bad rap in the past, it actually ensures that instead of trying to rush off to the next job, the garage door contractor will concentrate on getting your repair work done right.
ABOUT SPECTRUM OVERHEAD DOOR LLC
Spectrum Overhead Door is an A+ BBB rated garage door repair service company located off of I-10 West. We are locally owned and operated and proud to serve Houston and surrounding areas with exceptional garage door repair and installation service.
CALL 281-748-9542 for questions or to book an appointment.