Installing a new garage door on your home or business is not the time to do a YouTube search and attempt an afternoon DIY project. In order for a door to function properly, it needs to be installed or repaired correctly, which is why it is in your best interest to hire a professional garage door installer.
With numerous positive reviews, we are grateful for our customers who see Acadiana Garage Doors as an outstanding Garage Door company in the Lafayette area. We work hard every day to exceed expectations.
However, we want to provide you with some questions to ask any garage door company you’re considering, so that you’ll know you’ve found the right company for you and your home or business.
Questions to Ask the Garage Door Company You are Considering
- How long have you been in business? There is often a high turnover rate for businesses in the home construction and repair industry. This means that working with a new company comes with a risk. If something goes wrong just a few months down the road, the company could be gone, leaving you with no recourse. Choosing a garage door installation company that has years of experience and a good reputation, is the ideal situation.
- Do you have insurance? Installing garage doors or the electric openers that operate automatic garage doors, is a sensitive and skilled process. Garage doors can weigh up to 1,000 pounds on the heavy end, meaning they can cause serious injury if proper precautions are not taken. The average garage door opener raises and lowers the door more than a thousand times a year. Having it installed correctly is critical. Making sure that the garage door company you hire is bonded and insured will protect yourself from injury or liability should someone else be injured.
- Do you offer warranties? It is common to see the word “warranty” and feel that you are completely protected. But some businesses use this term to give customers a false sense of security. Ask about the warranty that is being offered to ensure it is providing you with the coverage you want.
Questions the Garage Door Company Will Ask of You
In order to complete the job well, reputable companies will get the necessary information prior to giving you a quote. This will ensure that the quote will be as accurate as possible. They should ask you about the size of door you need, what your budget is, what architectural style your home is, what functions you need, what features and traits you’re looking for, and any other requirements you may have. Ideally, they will visit your home to give you the estimate after talking with you and seeing your garage.
It is likely that you will need your old garage door removed, and that would be included in the price of installation. Unless you are experienced at this kind of work, never try to remove a garage door yourself. Like installing a new garage door, removing an old one is a job for a garage door professional. Allowing them to do it will keep you and your family safe.
A List of Referrals
A reputable company will be able to provide you with a list of references. It can also be helpful to ask the company for information regarding projects they have done previously. They should be able to provide a portfolio of photos of their work. You can also look online for reviews from previous customers and ask friends and relatives about companies they have used in the past.