Thursday, March 17, 2016

3 Questions to Ask Your Garage Door Contractor

Whether you are looking to install a new garage door or simply need your existing one repaired, chances are you will sooner or later start looking for a garage door contractor. And that's a great choice: with professional help, you can be sure that your installation goes just right, and your repair is done up to standards.

But going with a professional is not the only decision you need to make. Next comes a question that is just as important: how do you pick the right one for your needs? Here are 3 questions you can ask to make sure that's the case:

1) Do You Have a License?

The most important question to ask is related to the credibility of your potential contractor. Do they have any accreditation or memberships that hold them to an acceptable standard? Any contractor call themselves a professional, but only accredited ones can actually get the work done reliably.

2) What's Your Timeline?

Next, find out just how long the project would take. You may have a different idea than your contractor, simply because they know the scope of work better than you do. Especially if you are deciding between different contractors, this question can help you decide which one best suits your needs.

3) How About the Budget?

Finally, you should determine the cost of a contractor. The cheapest option is not always the best, but you also don't want to choose one that will charge twice as much to get you a new garage door as their competitors would. Always try to get a free estimate, which tries to help you plan your own budget better.

Choosing the best garage door contractor for your needs is a crucial part to getting the job done right. Fortunately, the above three questions can help you accomplish just that, getting you one step closer to that perfectly functioning, great looking garage door.

Overhead Door Company of Lansing is licensed and insured, and a member of many professional associations. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your next garage door project!