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How to choose a good garage door company

22nd April 2022

It’s time for a new garage door, which means it’s time to start searching the internet for a trustworthy garage door company, one who you know will do a good job, give you the right information, and charge a reasonable price.

Easier said than done…

Like any fairly big investment you make, when you buy your garage door, you really don’t want to be wasting your money or time with the wrong garage door company, but how do you make sure you’re making the right choice?

In this short article, we list 5 ways to check out your garage door provider before laying down any cash. If you find it helpful, please let others know, and help them make a better choice when choosing their garage door company.

Read garage door company reviews

Reading reviews and testimonials is how most of us pre-shop nowadays, especially if we’re looking for garage doors online. We look on the provider's websites, independent forums, and apps dedicated to reviewing and rating businesses. But, it’s what you do with the information that counts.

For example, if you look at ten good reviews, then see one bad, don’t be instantly put off, instead, look at how the company responded, were they dismissive, or did they do their best to rectify things? Remember, businesses are run by humans after all, and you can’t please everyone all of the time.

Try to choose local garage door companies

Whilst many good garage door businesses have a wide service range, finding a provider that’s fairly local, or regularly works within your community, is beneficial in two ways:

It’s easier to find out how good they are

If the garage door company you’re thinking of using has been around for a while, it’s likely you’ll know someone locally who’s used them, or they’ll feature on local Facebook groups etc., so you’ll have the opportunity to see what people are really saying.

You could visit them personally

There are few better ways to get a feeling of how good a business is than by checking them out in real life. So, if you’ve found that perfect provider for those up and over garage doors, arrange a time to pop down and see them, and if they don’t want to chat, they’re probably best avoided.

Check out your garage door providers' endorsements

Endorsements from some of the major trade endorsement schemes are another great place to start when looking for a good garage door company, whether you’re looking for hinged garage doors, roller shutter garage doors, or up and over garage doors.

One of the biggest trade endorsement schemes in the UK is Which?, an organisation that’s been helping consumers find the best tradespeople for over 60 years, by ensuring businesses (including garage door companies) meet their high standards of customer care and workmanship, before giving them the sought-after endorsement.

Ask to see your garage door company’s insurance

When having any work carried out on your property, whether a commercial or domestic property, you should always insist on seeing proof that the tradespeople or business is fully insured, should things go wrong.

The same applies to your garage door company. A reputable garage door provider will happily show you proof of insurance, and give you the opportunity to carry out your own checks if necessary.

Compare garage door companies' quotes

When carrying out your search for a good garage door company, get four or five quotes, and with your budget in mind, look at the differences. If you’ve chosen good companies, the quotes will probably be similar, but if you see one that’s ultra-cheap, be very wary.

Remember the old saying, 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is', and this is almost always true when it comes to buying your garage door, so don’t be swayed by companies offering the impossible, as a cheap garage door, poorly fitted, may end up costing you a lot more in the long run.

Contact us

If you’re looking for a good garage door company, look no further than Garage Doors Ltd. We’re one of the UK's leading suppliers, installers and repairers of all types of garage doors, including up and over garage doors, canopy garage doors, and side hung garage doors, and cover the whole of London, and much further afield.