Garage Door Repair Tips

By Jason Engle

There are several Do's and Don'ts when you are trying to fix, repair, or replace a garage door that breaks or buying a brand new one. Fixing a garage door or hiring a profession garage door repair company has certain pitfalls you will want to avoid.

When you garage door breaks unexpectedly it can be a huge inconvenience. You will need to keep a few things in mind when choosing a company to fix, repair, or replace your garage door.

Make sure not to try to do it yourself. Garage door springs a under extreme tension, and if improperly handled can cause serious injury or even death. The money that you can save from trying to do the repair yourself could end up costing you so much more in the end. Unless you are a trained professional, repairing a garage door by yourself is something that should not be attempted.

Ask for a FREE Quote. Most companies have a service fee, and if you ask them to waive it, you just might get lucky. With the way the economy is today many companies will be willing to waive their service fee if you agree to the appointment. But, with many services like garage door repair, a service fee should be expected. They can range from $20-$50 but are usually taken away if you hire the company for the job.

Don't be fooled by Lifetime Warranties. Most warranties are for materials only and you need to read the manufactures literature or their website to find out what is and what is not covered. Always ask the garage door repair company what type of warranties they offer.

If you find a company that you are thinking about hiring or having them give you an estimate, it is always best to go to the BBB website and make sure they are in good standing. The garage door industry is much better than other industries and trades, but you till want to do a little background checking before you commit.

Keeping these tips in mind you should be able to find a quality company to service your garage door and not kill your self in the process. - 29857

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