How to Choose A Garage Door Company

Here are a few tips on how to select a Garage Door Company when you decide it’s time to repair or replace the garage or overhead door on your home or business.

Find a local company.  It is always best to deal with a local Garage Door Company.  They will know the climate and the conditions the door will be subjected to and can select a product based on insulation and wind load needs.

Determine how long they have been in business.  Just because a company has been around for years does not guarantee you will get a great product and service, but it does normally guarantee they will be there later if and when you need them.

Ask for local references.  Check out local review sites such as the Better Business Bureau, Yelp or Angie’s List for comments on the company.  Just be aware that one or two negative comments should not rule out a company, but be wary of those with many complaints.

It’s a good idea to make sure the company has a state registration number.  This lets you know that they are registered to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Also being a member of professional industry associations can also provide additional trust.

Ask about product and service warranties.  Find out the manufacturer of the door you will be getting and what they warranty.  Check for additional or special options and safety features, insulation, etc.  that may be available.

Compare prices.  Don’t think that the lowest price will always provide the best solution to your garage door needs.  Be sure you compare quality along with the final price.

Get an estimate in writing.  An estimate should detail the work to be done, the materials needed, the labor required, and the length of time the job will take.

Once you make a decision, get a contract signed with all the products and service spelled out.  If you don’t understand something be sure to ask for clarification.  A reputable company will not mind explaining what they do and the services they provide.

And lastly, beware of high pressure sales tactics.  Steich Overhead Doors has been in business in the Bedminster PA. area for over 30 years and we rely on our satisfied customers and not pressure sales tactics to sell our products.  We will be happy to provide you with a list of customers we have done business with in your area.  Just give us a call at 215-795-2500.

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