An old and unreliable garage door opener can be a problem. It can trap your car in the garage, make you late to work, and may even become a safety hazard. When the time comes to replace your garage door, knowing what to do can make the process easier overall. The most important step to getting your garage door opener replaced is finding the right garage repair person. Working with an experienced, seasoned professional can make your automatic garage door installation a less stressful and overall better experience.
1. Research garage door contractors in your area.
Look for a contractor with a reputation you can trust. Longevity is a sign of a good contractor, as well as transparent pricing and quality products.
- Get referrals from friends or neighbors.
- Look for contractors with a professional website, who list maintenance, installation and repair on their list of services.
- Call contractors to schedule an appointment to discuss your automatic garage door installation.
2. Get multiple quotes.
It’s important to get quotes from at least two professionals, if not three. Getting multiple quotes can help you compare contractors, which makes it easier to find the right one for you. Steer clear of professionals who charge dramatically less than the competition. Contractors who cut corners may install a lower quality product, may offer a lesser warranty, or may hire inexperienced workers.
3. Review each bid.
Once you’ve gotten bids from multiple businesses, make sure you’re making an apples to apples comparison. The contractor who charges less money may be installing a cheaper opener that could break faster. Research the products and know what each contractor is proposing to install.
4. Contact references.
Get references for the professional you’d like to hire, and contact all of them. Ask questions such as:
- What did this garage door contractor do for you?
- Were you satisfied with the service?
- How long ago did they perform the work?
- Would you refer this business to someone else?
Contacting references should be the last step that you take before deciding who to hire.
5. Hire a contractor.
Hiring a contractor usually involves accepting a quote or signing a contract, establishing a start day and time, and working out the method of payment. Tell the contractor how you plan to pay to ensure that your contractor will accept the method of payment. Find out what you need to do to be prepared for your upcoming home remodel. Your contractor may need the garage cleaned or emptied, the car moved out, and so on.
Contact Wilmington Overhead Door for Garage Door Opener Replacement
Get started with your garage door opener replacement today! Contact Wilmington Overhead Door to find out more about our rates, our products and to get your project down on the schedule.