How to Avoid Garage Door Scams
Beware! Not all garage door repair companies are trustworthy, and some are just waiting to take advantage of your emergency and/or lack of knowledge on garage doors.
Fortunately, there are reputable companies who have been in the industry for over two decades and can be relied upon to replace or repair your garage door. Here are a few ways that will help you steer clear of garage door scams.
Be Cautious With Companies that Advertise “Emergency” Garage Door Services
Of course, perfectly legitimate garage door companies offer emergency services as well but fraudulent companies especially prey on people who are in emergencies. These companies take advantage of your emergency by overcharging you for everything and even replace parts that are in good working order. They know they can get away with it because a customer in an emergency is just focused on getting the job done and won’t have time to check the legitimacy of the company. The best way to avoid this type of scam is to prepare in advance. Garage doors, like any appliance, can malfunction at any time. Look up a reliable garage door company and save their contact details before an emergency strikes.
How to Identify Fraud Garage Door Companies
Fortunately, there are some signs that can help you determine whether a garage door company is legitimate.
Firstly, when looking up a garage door company, check to see if they have advertised a physical office or showroom. Visit the advertised address to ensure if they are really telling the truth. Scam companies often lie about having a location as they know that people rarely bother checking.
Secondly, technicians of a legitimate garage door service always show up in uniforms and vehicles that are marked with the brand or logo of the company. If garage door technicians show up at your house in an unmarked van and without uniforms, it’s quite likely that the company is not legitimate.
Technicians from a legitimate and reliable company will always be cooperative and address all your queries about how garage door systems work and all their different parts and components. They will also present you with the parts and labor warranty in writing. Fraud garage door companies often use inferior quality parts that don’t come with warranties.
Do your research and be vigilant! You can trust Your Garage Door Guys to provide you with reliable garage door services. Call now at 925-308-6011.