How to Find a Good Garage Door Service
Your garage door is an integral part of your home or maybe even your business. This massive wall of wood or metal, guards one of the biggest rooms you have; your garage! We use our garages to park our cars in, house our water heater, and to keep tools, trash cans, boxes and dozens of other items in. It’s easy to use our garages day in, and day out, and scarcely even think about anything going wrong. Then one day a torsion spring snaps or your opener stops working….talk about panic! Who is going to fix the problem? Are they dependable? Will it cost a lot? Do you need to take time off from work to have this fixed? How do you even know which Ahwatukee, AZ garage door repair shop to hire? Don’t worry – just read this post carefully and follow our directions. Ahwatukee Garage Door Repair will spell everything out for you simply so that you can find the right garage door shop for your particular needs.
The cart before the horse
We are going to do something different. Most people really put the proverbial “cart before the horse” when it comes to finding and using quality garage door repair. Take the Robinsons for example. They had a romantic dinner planned for days. It was celebration time since Mr. Robinson got a big promotion at work. They were dressed to the hilt and leaving early for the restaurant when they noticed that the garage door would not open. Thinking that it was just the remote battery that was low, they tried to open the garage door by pushing the wall button. Nope; no such luck! Their car was trapped in the garage! How would they get to dinner? They thought to call for help but who was open at 7 pm on a Friday night? Should they call a handyman, or a friend? If they call a garage door repair shop, which one is best?
What to really do!
The Robinsons did what most others do; they waited until they had an actual problem before calling a garage door repair shop. The trick is to do your search for one or two local Ahwatukee, AZ garage door repair shops BEFORE you need them. Have them already selected and logged into your smart phone(s) whether you need them now or not. If you never need a repair technician; great! But if you do; a pre-selected, full service, licensed professional is only a quick phone tap away at any moment!
I don’t have time for this!
You may be thinking that you are too busy to find a good garage door repair shop at the moment. The thing is; there will never be a good time to do it, and you certainly DON’T want to put it off and wait until it’s too late, and then scurry around frantically, and end up with shoddy service that you paid way too much for! Start your search using our simple guidelines and you won’t be sorry!
Look for these qualities
Start your calls and notice how the telephone is answered at each shop. Does the staff seem eager to help you, or in a hurry to get you off the phone so that they can get back to checking social media or shopping online? Do they cheerfully answer your questions or do they seem evasive and disinterested?
You’ll want your Ahwatukee, AZ garage door shop to be full service as well as insured, bonded and licensed. Full service means that they offer professional help with every part of your garage door including torsion springs, cables, rollers, tracks, pulleys, photo electric safety eyes, hinges, sections, extension springs, remotes, opener units and more. The last thing you want is to hire a company for one garage door part, only to find out that they can’t service another component.
Insist on round the clock emergency service, and not just lip service! Garage doors are notorious for having problems only on weekends or after-hours; or at least it seems that way! You don’t want to be kept waiting, either. Response times should be fast and the service technician needs to be able to come to your home or business location if your garage is at a commercial site.
Referrals are a good thing! People remember good service and they never forget a bad experience. You can learn much by talking to friends, coworkers, family members, and neighbors. Remember that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that turned out to be a good tip? It’s the same with garage door shops. Often the best ones don’t have the silly yellow page ads or the huge billboard sign on the highway; they just quietly go about their business providing quality workmanship at reasonable prices.
The Better Business Bureau is often thought of as a government agency. It is not. It is a privately owned business of its own that relies on membership fees. Should your garage door shop of choice be a member? No; as long as they don’t have a string of unresolved complaints on their file, they don’t need to have an actual membership. The same goes for Angie’s List. They are a membership service that offers helpful tips and “reports” on their contractor listings in good standing.
Many of your better garage door repair shops offer extra benefits like 25 point safety inspections, mobile service, free price quotes and warrantied parts and labor. Remember to choose a shop that can service every part of your garage door ensemble including springs, cables, tracks, opener units, remotes and of course, the door itself.
Feel free to call Ahwatukee Garage Door Repair or any other local shop that you feel comfortable working with. Garage door problems can happen at any time so it’s best to be ready by having fast access to a trained and experienced garage door repair technician. Treat your garage door to better repair, replacement, and installation service by working a company that you like and trust.