Maybe you need a new garage door for your Detroit home. Or perhaps your existing door is acting up and you need service. Whatever the case, you will need to locate and call a garage door company that you can trust to handle your requests in a timely manner. You also want a company that has affordable prices in line with your budget.
The only way to find the right company is to ask the right questions. It’s best to choose a few to start and call them to ask them these questions.
1. Do You Employ Technicians on Staff or Are They Outside Contractors?
While both company employees and outside contractors can provide excellent work on your garage door, there’s no doubt that technicians on staff at a given company go one step further in taking pride in the brands they install and service. They go above and beyond to help hone their company’s reputation with every job they do because they have a vested interest in making sure the company does well.
2. What is Your Experience?
This is an important question to ask because having many years of experience usually equals a strong reputation in the community. Staying power means they have many loyal customers that keep coming back for service and products. If you don’t satisfy customers, you won’t be in business for long!
3. What Manufacturers Do You Work With?
Ask what brand names the company uses. The brans they install and service will tell you a lot about the reputation and quality of the materials they’re using on your home. For instance, here at M&M Garage Doors, we use all the top, trusted brands in the industry, like Clopay, LiftMaster, Amarr and Craftsman. These brands have been around for decades for a reason, and that’s because they’re trusted to work.
4. What Warranties Do You Offer on Labor and Parts?
High quality materials are only as good as the promises behind them. That’s why you should always ask what kind of warranty the company offers on garage door installation, including both labor and parts. A garage door is a big investment. You want to know you’ll be protected in the event something goes wrong prematurely.
5. Do You Give Free Estimates?
Most garage door companies will offer free estimates on their products and services. This is a good faith practice that allows homeowners to feel comfortable reaching out about prices without the obligation. Then, they can make an informed decision on which company to go with based on price and first impressions of the representative.
6. How Long Does Installation Take?
If you are getting a new garage door installed, your first question may be “how long will this take?”. That’s a fair question, and one you need the answer to if you are going to properly plan for downtime for your family. However, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this, as there are many factors that come into play. Anything from the weather to the type of door can dictate the project timeline. But typically, installations take a few hours.
Contact M&M Garage Doors
Feel free to ask any questions you want of us at M&M Garage Doors. We would be happy to answer them for you and book an appointment. Just contact us today at (586) 610-5434.