Garage Door Repair Calgary

The garage door installation company should have the government license and the liability insurance coverage for damages and personal injuries. As a homeowner you should also ensure the safety and quality standards according to the US product safety commission guidelines. They should ensure structural integrity, protection from risks, performance excellence and maintenance guidelines after the installation. We are Garage Pros and Can help with garage door repair calgary

Local Directory Search

The local director search in your region can give you a list of licensed contractors who can install the garage door in your property. Before getting the quote, you can ask them to inspect the garage and analyze the requirements. They can recommend the best door type for your garage based on the construction dimension, safety requirement, climatic conditions, etc. Compare the quote with similar offers from other companies in your region. It is better to choose a local company since you can contact them in cases of emergency services and regular maintenance requirements.

Talk to Friends

Garage Pros Ltd
101 1815 16A St SW,
Calgary, AB T2T 4J8
(587) 316-5600
Talk to your friends and neighbors who have installed garage doors in their homes. They can give you the valuable references to the trusted companies in your region. You can also visit their home and check the quality and working condition of the garage doors. It gives you an idea about the reliability and quality standards of the recommended company.

Product Quality

The garage door in your home provides safety not only to your automobiles, but also the family members. Hence, the product recommended /supplied by the company should be strong, flexible, and have all the safety features. You may choose retractable, roller, sectional, or side-hinged types of door for your garage depending on the functional, aesthetic and safety features. The company should be able to install the door using all the standard procedures from the ASTM and ANSI guidelines. Protection from external elements including heat, humidity, flooding, hurricanes, and strong winds is one of the core features offered by the garage door company. Ask them to show you the part specifications and explain about the design and functionality of the parts.

Remote Vs Manual Doors

Some of the companies offer automated remote doors as the best for safety and ease of operation. You can ask them about the alternate system in place when the automated parts fail. You will certainly want to know about the safety features when the mechanical/ electrical parts fail during opening/ closing. Manual doors can be safe as long as the safety interlocking, mechanical moving parts, controlling units, and the opening/closing handles are made of ASTM standard metals.

Door Quality and Specifications

If the installer is only a service provider, you may wish to know about the manufactures from whom he procures the doors. Then you may have certain specific questions to ask about the design and construction of the door. The vertical and horizontal reaction forces on the garage door jamb are the most critical safety factors. It is the structure which runs from the ground level to the header’s underside.  Essentially it is a part of the garage door frame. It ensures the structural safety of the door and the entre assembly. The company professionals should know the technical details about attaching the jambs to the building frame safely. Ask specifically about the type of anchors, screws, nails, and the washers they will use for the connectivity. Concrete or galvanized steel anchors with safety sleeves, wire nails, and self-tapping screws are the recommended parts by the ASTM. The dimension and numbers may vary according to the specific garage door size, weight, type and thickness factors. But the parameters remain the same. The other technical details you may wish to know from them are related to the reinforced angles, bearing plates, hinges, brackets; lock sections, torsion spring, drum, and the controller specifications.

Warranty Details

Ask about the product and labor warranty for the garage door after installation. Read their terms and conditions carefully. Many of the companies may have exclusions for which warranty may not be valid or applicable. You need to focus specifically on such conditions and get the clarifications. Since the garage door safety depends on the structural integrity of the garage building and the frames, you can ask the company experts to test these parameters. If there are any defects or risks, they can suggest you the best methods to fix them before taking up the project. If a company is n a hurry to install the doors without performing the pre-installation tasks, you better avoid it.

Experience Matters

The garage door installation company should have the required industry experience for at least a few years. But it doesn’t mean the start-up companies won’t have the expertise. Experience helps in building the trust factors more quickly. One way of evaluating the experience is to analyze the clientele list in the company website. You can also visit the social medial links and read the reviews. Client testimonials are the best tools to know about the dependability of a garage door company.

Team Skill Counts

The garage door installation team should have the required skill and training for performing the quality work. You can ask the company to provide certification and related credentials of the team. They help you in evaluating the safety and design standards they follow.

Costing and Service Terms

Installation of a safe and strong garage door will be certainly not cheap. At the same time, you should consider the hidden costs and the escalated quotes provided by the installation company. Quote comparison could be a complex process since you need to verify the other parameters related to product quality, brand name, safety features, customer rating, and the durability. Post installation testing should be done for a period of 10 to 15 days by the company experts to ensure everything is working fine and safe. Frequent inspections during this period can also help in identifying the common errors and omissions during the installation. They can take the corrective and preventive actions to eliminate all the probable risk factors. Once you have confirmed these factors in the pre-installation stage, you can take a decision about choosing the best garage door installation company.