Maybe you need a new garage door because the one you have now is warping and looks a little shabby. Perhaps the garage door isn’t opening and closing properly because the apparatus that lifts and lowers it needs to be replaced, repaired, or otherwise updated. Or maybe you are planning to add a new garage or expand the one you have now, so you are looking for a garage door contractor to help design or install a whole new door.
Look for a contractor who not only does installations or sells garage door openers but does it all – from the design stage all the way through repairs and routine maintenance. Have a look at their work done for other clients, and at the line of garage door inventory that they install or sell. The more options you have, and the more well-rounded and experienced your garage door contractor happens to be, the better off you are as a homeowner.
You also should check their credentials and see examples of their previous work, while talking to satisfied customers of theirs. Many people present themselves as garage door contractors but they are here today and gone tomorrow. You want to hire someone who will be around for years and not just fix or install the door and vanish – but be available should you need them in the future.