Before you jump to any conclusions; no, I’m not about to reveal some big secret way of negotiating lower prices for garage door repairs, but I can teach you how to save money and avoid repairs. Just follow these tips…
Quality Is Important
Invest in quality parts. If you settle for second-rate parts, you’ll end up with a second-rate garage door system that won’t stand the test of time. Same goes for the company you work with. Go for one with glowing recommendations and lots of experience. It might cost you more money in the short run, but it will certainly save you money in the long run. When you’re discussing your project, make sure to ask about the thickness of the steel on the hardware, the type of exterior weatherstripping they’re going to be installing as well as the type of insulation that will be used between the panels. And if you’re environmentally conscious, let your garage door professional know, they’ll be able to suggest high-quality, environmentally friendly products.
Keep on top of maintenance and don’t wait until it’s too late to get something fixed
You can easily keep on top of maintenance by doing a few simple checks every few months. All you really need to do is lubricated any moving parts and check that nothing is broken or worn. If you do notice anything that doesn’t look quite right, call in the experts. It’s much better to have something little repaired than to wait for the problem to triple in size!
If your door is over two years old, you should be getting it tuned up by a reputable company once per year. They’ll lubricate all the parts and make sure everything is in top working order, so you can rest assured that your garage door isn’t going to cause any accidents, or cost you an arm and a leg!
Hire a Pro
If you do suspect something isn’t right, call in a professional. The last thing you want to do is try and fix it yourself and harm yourself or your door. After all, that could end up costing you a lot of money to fix!
We’re here to help…
If you need some help, are looking for tune-up services or need someone to inspect your garage door, call us at (603) 833‑7135. Service calls are never resolved over the phone (well, very rarely), if you’ve got a problem, we’ll send out one of our expert technicians to evaluate the issue. Once they’ve had a proper look, we’ll be able to send you a detailed quotation.
We’re not just here to repair, we can also install a brand new garage door. If that’s what you’re looking for, have a look through our image gallery or try out our Design Centre tool.