Rockcliffe Park is a great place to live in the Ottawa area.
And because of that, it may be difficult to find the right company that offers garage door repair services that is perfect for your needs.
Therefore, here are some tips on what you should look for in a company that specializes in such services in Rockcliffe Park.
Get Bids from Several Companies around Ottawa
While you may be in a hurry to get your garage door fixed, it is necessary to take the time to choose the right garage door repair company.
Getting bids from multiple companies will clearly show you if you are being scammed. It is easy to get bids over the phone based on your description of the problems.
It is also good to be wary of any extra costs that the company might charge once their technician comes to check your garage door.
And if the extra repairs suggested by the technician seem unreasonable, don’t be scared to say no.
The thing you need to keep in mind when getting bids from multiple companies is that they should offer the same services.
This way, you get to understand what the current market prices are, and whether the services are fairly priced.
Some of the services garage door repair companies offer are – same-day service, 24-hour repair services, warranties on parts replaced, guarantee on work done, and so on.
You should also check how old the company is – the age of a company is usually a good indicator of its quality.
Careful with the Specialists!
There are many scammers who claim that they specialize only in garage door repairs.
Most of us don’t know the real cost of garage door parts, and we also don’t know which repairs are necessary and which are not and these scammers take advantage of that lack of knowledge.
So, if a garage door repair specialist is giving you bid and listing out the repairs that need to get done, it is best to check the cost of these repairs with an established company that does sales as well as service of garage doors.
Beware of Companies that Advertise Excessively
Most of us use Google to find what we need nowadays.
So, if you have narrowed down your search for garage door repair in Rockcliffe Park, then here is what you need to keep in mind.
Many companies that advertise excessively end up charging higher prices.
This is because they also need to cover the cost of advertising.
In fact, a number of times, if a garage door repair company in the paid advertising section (which is the first thing you will see on the Google search results page) is not the reputed company you are looking for, which is why they have to resort to advertising tactics.
And do read the ad carefully to see what the company is offering.
Many of these companies will try to snare customers by promising discounts, low prices, same-day service, and even unverifiable claims of being rated the number 1 company in Rockcliffe Park.
Check their Address
Scam companies often use a combination of advertising and a mobile phone number to rope in customers, but will not have a physical address mentioned.
There are also some that will put in a fake address to give themselves an air of legitimacy. Which is why you should check their address (you can use Google Street View).
The best way to get the right garage door repair company is actually by asking friends, colleagues and neighbors.
They will already have used that company’s services and would be able to give you honest feedback.
Garage Door Repairs FAQ
How do I fix a garage door the keeps reopening?
A garage door is programmed to travel a certain distance before it closes. If it closes before that distance has been traveled, it thinks something is wrong — and it reopens to help prevent any damage or safety risk. In cases such as this, most likely your garage door settings simply need to be adjusted.
One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?
Garage door springs should be replaced as a set. The reason is once one spring breaks, the other one is probably not far behind, especially considering how springs weaken over time. Combining a new spring with an older one will likely cause an imbalance in your garage door's operation. If you own 2 separate garage doors and only one spring has broken, it's strongly recommended to replace the springs on each door if their springs are around the same age. Depending on your door's position, when a spring breaks it can cause serious injury as well as damage your opener.
How do you fix a stuck open garage door?
First, check the track for obstructions. The area around the tracks needs to be completely clear. Second, check the remote; it could be a simple battery issue. If you still face an issue, manually unlock and gently try to close the door. If you still can’t find the problem, try giving us a call.
Can I manually open my garage door?
If your garage door does not open smoothly after pulling the releasing the cord, this could mean the door is off of its track, or the springs are broken. In either case, you should avoid trying to force the door open; doing so will only cause more damage.
How hard is it really to replace a garage door?
Installing a garage door isn't as simple as installing a regular door. More so, installing it incorrectly can be dangerous.