Tips from Local Pros
- The best way to check springs condition is to disconnect them and try to lift a garage door manually. If you can do it without any specific effort and you do not notice any noise - the springs are fully functional. But if there is any screeching or scratching sound then the time has come to repair or replace the springs.
- According to the info on Dadislearning.com one should not believe companies who offer lifetime warranty for their door springs. Such sellers are scammers - the warranty covers a spring itself but doesn't cover its components. It doesn't cover service and installation costs either.
- Deal with local repair companies! Buying from big companies means problems with customer support - you'll have to reach their national call center where they will simply re-address you to some lowest bidder. As the result you will probably pay more than to a well-established local company or shop.
- If you want to get multiple quotes without calling anywhere, just order the quotes to be delivered to your via email - you can do it at HomeAdvisor.com for free.
- Don't underestimate promo coupons which are always offered by the majority of door repair companies. That's a great way to save money. Check coupon books available in your area.
- Try to plan repair works beforehand. Find contacts of the companies that have positive testimonials and good reputation. Check the door system regularly and thoroughly - it will allow you to make a ballpark estimate when calling to a repair company. Otherwise you'll have to pay a service fee when a company sends someone to check your garage