10 Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Garage Door Company

When it comes to selecting a garage door company to repair or replace your garage door, most people start with the price and use that as their barometer in whether or not they should go with a particular company. The lure of Free Service Call or $29 Maintenance Special calls to our wallets like the sirens of the sea. This is a bad habit that must be broken.

womens-choice-award-garage-doorsIn selecting the right garage door company, you should be doing research like you would for your doctor. Yes, that doctor may be cheap and able to do it the fastest, but are you going to be better when he is done? Will you have to go back for an expensive follow-up appointment? That’s why you read the doctor’s reviews, research where he went to school, and even ask your friends about him. You want to be certain that he is going to get the job done right…the first time. Well, your garage door is no different.

Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay has a list of the 10 most important items to consider when choosing a garage door company in the Tampa Bay area. You should be able to check all of these off when you make your selection:

1) Does the business have a brick and mortar office in the community?

2) Has the business provided you with names of satisfied customers?

3) Have you checked with the Better Business Bureau or Chamber of Commerce?

4) How long has the company been in business?

5) Does the company carry required insurance and licensing; very important.

Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay6) Many companies are members of the International Door Association, these firms adhere to a strict Code of Business Practices.

7) Many companies are also accredited by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and use IDEA certified door technicians – Garage Door Education

8) Does the company install products or repair them in compliance with local, state and federal codes?

9) If you are requiring only repair or service work, make sure you obtain a firm estimate prior to authorizing the work. If the cost of repair or service seems extremely unreasonable, it probably is.

10) Although it may seem unimportant, are the company vehicles clean and professionally signed? If required, do they include a contractor license number?

Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay uses this list as a reason why customers should choose us. We are able to check off every number on this list and are proud of that fact. For a reliable garage door company that has been in Tampa since 1951, call 813-885-DOOR.

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