Important Questions for Garage Door Repair Companies

Automatic Garage Doors

The garage door is not just a convenience; it is a necessity for many homeowners.

When a garage door isn’t functioning correctly or at all, it is understandable to want the problem resolved as quickly as possible.

However, not everyone who claims to be a garage door repair technician has the necessary experience to make the repairs correctly.

Here are five questions to ask when hiring a garage door repair technician:

How Long Have You Been Business?

The garage door repair industry is very competitive, and many companies come and go. When hiring a garage door repair specialist asking how long they have been in business is an important question to ask. The longer a company has been in business, the more likely it will still be around when you need them.

Is Your Garage Door Company Licensed and Insured?

For your protection, always make sure the company you hire is licensed and insured. Most jurisdictions require repair professionals to maintain a current occupational license to operate. Asking if the garage repair company is licensed will help protect homeowners from an unscrupulous or inexperienced repair firm that may provide improper repair or damage to the garage door. Some states offer online license verification.

Also, garage repair technicians should carry liability and workman’s compensation insurance to protect the homeowner from liability if the technician is injured on your premises or causes property damage.

What Safety Regulations Do You Follow?

Your garage door repair technician should always follow established safety regulations to minimize any risks and to maintain a healthy, safe, and sanitized work environment while at your home. The company should also provide written procedures for technicians that follow Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Standards, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or other state health and occupational safety guidelines.

Which Garage Door Manufacturers Do You Service?

Making sure a garage repair technician is factory-trained by the manufacturer for your garage door will ensure they have the proper skills, training, and parts to diagnose and repair the issue correctly on the first visit.

Technicians that are not familiar with your garage door or opener may have difficulty troubleshooting the problem or lack an inventory of parts that could delay the repair.

What is Your Repair Warranty?

Ask the garage repair technician what type of written warranty they will provide for the repair. A limited warranty should be available to cover your repair for parts and labor.

It is your assurance that if there is a problem with the repair during the warranty period, they will fix it at no additional cost.

We also service homes across Polk County and Eastern Hillsborough County.

Polk County Garage Door Repair: Lakeland, Mulberry, Bartow, Fort Meade, Auburndale, Polk City, Bartow, Winter Haven, Haines City, Davenport, Lake Wales, Frostproof.

Eastern Hillsborough County Garage Door Repair: Plant City, Lithia, Valrico, Brandon, Seffner, Crystal Springs, Zephyrhills.