Purchasing a garage door is one of the best returns on investment you can make for your home. But you also want to make sure that investment is the right one for you and your family. Here are our top tips for finding and choosing the best garage door company.
Make sure your garage door provider is accredited
First thing’s first, you want to make sure the garage door company is a legitimate and certified business. Check that the company is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can do that through the BBB’s website, or look for a BBB logo on the company’s website. Beyond that, check to see what their BBB rating is (anywhere from an A+ to an F) and whether formal complaints have been filed against them.
Research the business’s online reputation
With so much marketing and advertising taking place online, it’s easier than ever to look into a business’s reputation. You can paint a fairly accurate picture by researching things like:
- Online reviews through Google or Yelp
- Customer testimonials on their website
- Comments and reviews on Facebook and Instagram
- Community groups on Reddit
When you’re doing your research, be sure to look for red flags along the way. Do their reviews and ratings seem too good to be true? Does the company respond to unfavorable reviews and comments? A good garage door company will care a lot about their reputation — online and offline — and will put in the effort to reflect that.
Ask about their services
Choosing the best garage door company goes beyond choosing and installing a garage door. After all, it’s a big investment, and you want to make sure it lasts for years to come. That means finding a company that can help do just that with additional services like:
- Routine and preventative maintenance
- 24-hour emergency service and repairs
- Transparent price estimates and costs
- Panel replacement
- Spring replacement
Knowing you can trust a company with everything garage-door related will make your decision that much easier.
Word-of-mouth recommendations are just as important as online ones. That’s because 83% of consumers trust recommendations from family and friends. So, if you know someone who’s recently purchased a new garage door or needed repairs, ask them about their experience! You can even use the power of social media to cast a wider net and quickly gather a list of reputable garage door companies to check out.
Get multiple bids
Like we mentioned earlier, garage doors are an investment, and you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Once you’ve narrowed down your search of garage door companies, get bids from them. This helps you compare prices while getting to know someone from the company, which can also say a lot about how they do business.
Trust your gut
At the end of the day, trust your gut. If something feels off or too good to be true, it probably is. At American Garage Door, we’re proud of the thousands of Denver-area customers that have trusted us, and we hope you will too. Whether you’re shopping for a brand new garage door or need emergency repairs, you (and your garage door) will be in great hands with our entire staff.