It may be tempting to go to your local home improvement retailer and attempt to DIY your garage door installation however, you get what you pay for when it comes to garage door installation. Unlike a front door or a window a garage door is a motorized moving piece and is much more complicated and dangerous to install – it’s really a job for a professional installation company.
But how to choose the top garage door installer? Use these key questions to find the best garage door installation company for you and your home that will allow your garage door to function seamlessly for years to come.
To properly compare prices between garage door installation companies make sure you know what’s included in their price: garage door, garage door opener or hardware such as tracks, rollers and springs, etc. It is not necessary to replace your hardware at the same time as the door, however if your garage door is old it’s likely time to replace the hardware too.
Do they offer in-person quotes?
With all the variables that affect what door is best suited for your garage, it is impossible for a company to give an accurate quote and recommend the best garage door products for your home without an in-person consultation and measurement.
Do they offer a warranty on their work?
Top garage door installation companies will offer warranties on the door and its hardware which shows that they stand behind the quality of their work and will protect you from costly garage door repairs in the future. The best garage door companies will even offer lifetime warranties on specific components such as springs and rollers.
Do they offer custom doors?
If your garage door isn’t a standard size – which many are not in Canadian cities like Toronto – you will require a custom door but not all companies will offer non-standard installation.
Are they local?
A local installation company will be able to reach you quickly if repairs are needed. Start by searching online on Google or Bing for “garage door companies near me” or “garage door companies in Toronto” or whatever city or town you live in.
Do they have a good reputation and positive reviews?
Ask neighbours for their recommendations on garage door installers and check reviews online such as Google and Homestars. This will give you an idea of other customers’ experiences with the company. Also, take a look at the number of years the company has been in business and receiving good reviews. It can be risky to trust a new garage door company that isn’t established in the industry, if the business doesn’t last you could be left with a useless warranty.
Not all garage door installation teams are created equal and low-quality work can pose a safety hazard and lead to more repairs in the future, that’s why it’s so important to look at your options and find a top garage door installation team near you.
If you’re a GTA local looking to install a new garage door contact Dodds – with unparalleled customer reviews and over 60 years of experience Dodds is the name to trust.