Markham is a great place to live, but it is a large city in the Greater Toronto 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 Markham.
Get Bids from Several Companies
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 Markham, 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 Markham.
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 tips, recommendations and frequently asked questions
Why does my garage door opener light bulb keep dying?
First, check for any shaking of the garage door during operation. Usually, excessive vibration can cause the filament in your opener's bulb to prematurely expire.
One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?
Garage door springs should ALWAYS 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.
Does my garage door require maintenance?
Yes. How often you will require garage door maintenance all depends on how much the door is being used. Generally, we perform the following to ensure your garage door is working properly and tuned up: We do a visual inspection of all the moving parts. We ensure the tracks; rollers and hinges are clean and lubricated properly. We make sure all nuts and bolts are tight and clean. We manually run the operator and door through a cycle to make sure it is running quietly and smoothly. Also, We check the door balance at various opening heights. If the garage door passes all these test, congratulations, you do not need a tune-up.
Can I use the old tracks for a new garage door?
Using old garage door tracks with a new garage door is quite dangerous. Surprisingly or not, many home and business owners try to reduce costs on a new garage door installation by reusing their old garage door track with new panels. While this might reduce the cost, the new door can get damaged faster than normal and derail.
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. You should call a professional garage door technician.
How long does it take to change a garage door?
if done properly, roughly 3 to 4 hours.