If your garage door is out of commission, it can be tempting to do a quick google search for “garage door repair near me” and dial the first number you find. While you might get lucky finding a reputable repair company that way, you could also end up with a company that will swindle you for extensive repairs or a new garage door you don’t need. Here are five tips on how to pick the best garage door repair company near you.
Ask for recommendations.
Reach out to your friends, family, and neighbors in Portland and the surrounding areas, including Vancouver, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard. Chances are, if they’ve been a homeowner for a few years, they’ve had their garage door serviced or repaired.
Read reviews of local garage door repair shops.
If you don’t have any personal recommendations, you can begin your search online. Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, and Home Advisor are all great resources when you are looking for top-rated, repair professionals.
Request written estimates.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list to a handful of garage door repair companies in Portland, give them a call and request a written estimate. Whether you are having problems with your garage door opener, the sensors, or need a replacement spring, cables, rollers, or hinges, a service technician should do an on-site inspection and provide a written quote. Be wary of companies that are pushing you to replace a garage door that isn’t old or severely damaged.
Check to see if the company is licensed, bonded, and insured.
Garage door repair companies in Oregon are required to be licensed with the Construction Contractors Board (CCB). Use the search feature on the site to confirm that the garage door company you are considering is in fact licensed, bonded, insured, and that there are no outstanding complaints against them.
Ask about the warranty.
Reputable companies warranty their work. If a replacement part fails a month after it’s installed, you want to know the company who installed it will replace the faulty part free of charge. Be sure to get the details of their policy in writing in case you need it during the warranty period.