Choosing a garage door vendor is not something you think about having to do however the time may come when you need to find one, either for installation or repairs. Where to start in finding a vendor though? Luckily there are a few tips that can help you find the right garage door vendor for you!
1. Ask Family and Friends
Ask your friends, family, or co-workers who they have used in the past and for their honest opinion. Finding a vendor who can provide fair, honest, and affordable service is important. If you live in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association, ask for their recommendation. Chances are that a Home Owner’s Association may have had past experiences with garage door companies. If your friends, family, or your Home Owner’s Association are unable to help, turn to the internet.
2. Online Reviews
Use an internet search engine to find local vendors. There are many companies to choose from online. Find the company that is specializing in the service you need. Many websites offer free quotes and can give you an idea of what the cost will be for the service. These websites may even offer reviews from customers who have used their services in the past, giving you an idea of what kind of service they provide. Keep in mind that some of the reviews on the company’s website could be solicited by the company, leading to a biased review.
Sites such as Yelp, Angie’s List, Kudzu, 5 Star Rated, Yellow Pages, or even Google Reviews could be helpful to gather other’s opinions on local vendors. Many people leave reviews on these sites that could give you more of an insight of that vendor and their services. Check a few websites for reviews before deciding. We find that Yelp and Kudzu have the most reviews online for businesses in Metro Atlanta, and especially for any garage doors company Atlanta GA.
If you are looking for a specific garage door manufacturer, research on the internet the companies that deal with that manufacturer. Chances are if the vendor is a representative of the manufacturer then they will be able to help with any repairs needed for your door. They will also have an easier time finding parts for that specific manufacturer which means less of a wait time for you to get your garage door repaired.
Below is one example of garage door from Amarr created by their deisgners. Pretty cool, huh?
4. Looking for Personal Design?
Are you building a new home and looking for a custom garage door? Contact a local architect! An experienced architect can work directly with you on the design you desire and find a vendor that can deliver your desired garage doors.
Some manufacturers, such as Amarr and Clopay garage doors have designer collections. You might find it better to contact a designer that specializes in garage doors rather than an architect. Also, they could recommend you a local garage door company Atlanta GA, which would make it easier to provide service later.
5. Local Stores
Try your local handy store such as Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Costco, or Lowes. Ask the pro desk if they have any recommendations for garage doors companies. These types of stores may have vendors that they already work with and can give you the information to contact them.
It is recommended that you do not buy from a super store. Ask who their distributor is and contact the vendor directly. Why? First of all, super stores only offer a few standard easy-selling high-margin options. If you want a wider range, or a professional consultation, and maybe customized shape/size/color, you’re better off hiring a vendor. Secondly, the technicians at super stores do not specialize in garage doors in particular. This is not the industry that they live and breathe; they are far not as experienced as the technicians who are performing installations and repair daily. Save yourself the stress and hire a professional garage door company Atlanta GA.
6. Lowest Price Guarantee
Do not believe everything you see to be the “lowest price guarantee.” There are so many of these that it doesn’t even make sense for all to be “the lowest.” We encourage you to shop around for prices and check the facts. Some of these low price companies have their ways around to get more money by upselling, bait and switch, or hidden fees. That’s why you want to check the online reviews and see what others say about their prices.
Choosing a garage door company is not something you will do every day but it important to find the right vendor for you. Follow the tips listed and it should lead you to a reputable, honest company that will provide the services you need!
Contact your premier garage door company – All Four Seasons Garage Doors – at 678-981-8454. Call today and ask for a FREE in-home design consultation and free estimates.