That doesn't mean you should just pick one. Check online and on local notice boards, or ask around for a few options.
When you've drawn up a list of contenders in your area, it only takes a little investigation to find the right one for you.
2. Look for the Obvious
It may seem like grade school stuff to check the credentials of any contractor you hire but many people overlook this vital step.
Check if each company has a brick and mortar address. Without one, you have nowhere to go to if their service lets you down.
Next, look on their website to see if the garage door repair company is a member of the International Door Association. This organization has a strict code of conduct which demands professional, ethical service from all its members.
3. Ask Questions
A reputable company should be open to asking any questions that you have.
For starters ask how long they have been in the game. Find out how qualified their technicians are and where they received their certifications.
Ask about any extra charges too, you don't want nasty surprises when you get the bill.
Enquire about the quality of the material they use and if they will guarantee their workmanship.
Finally, ask them for references and a telephone number for each one. Calling up their previous clients will give you a good idea of how the company operates.
4. Phone a Friend
Do any of your friends have a garage door that's the envy of the whole street? Enquire about who did the work for them.
You can also ask your neighbors if they can recommend a good garage door repair company in your area.
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