4 Considerations When Hiring an Overhead Door Company

4 Considerations When Hiring an Overhead Door Company

There is quite a lot to consider when hiring an overhead door company. Whether you are looking for garage door repair, replacement, or installation, it’s important to know you have an expert professional on the job. Here are some considerations to think about when hiring for your next garage door project:

Licensure & Insurance

A professional overhead door company will always have the proper licensure to prove that it has the credentials to get the job done correctly. Unprofessional technicians may come at a discounted rate, but their work is not guaranteed. Insurance is also very important because it protects you, the homeowner, in the case of an accident on the job. 

References and Reputation

A reputable garage door company will come with plenty of references! Don’t be afraid to ask for them because professionals will be happy to show their prior customer’s testimonials. You can also do a bit of research online and look for reviews. A great place to start looking at reviews is The Better Business Bureau. What’s the majority of the clientele saying? Pay special attention to how long a company has been in business. The longer they’ve been doing the work, the more expertise they will have. Also look for any mention of customer service and work ethic. Having good reviews in these areas is a must. Here at Lakeside Overhead Door, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, and have the reviews to show for it!


Ask the company about their warranties and guarantees in the event the garage door stops raising or lowering. Pay special attention to how long these warranties last. It’s important for companies to be able to provide their customers with peace of mind should a malfunction occur. 

Multiple Bids

Shop around! Take both price and warranties offered into consideration. Ask what sets a company apart from competitors. Having multiple bids helps you to choose the most qualified company for the best deal.