Identifying Garage Door Repair Scams

Identifying Garage Door Repair ScamsThroughout your time as a homeowner, there will undoubtedly be times when you require the assistance of a garage door repair service. A garage door is nothing more than a large mechanical item and eventually, all mechanical items will need to be repaired or replaced. It is important to be able to identify common garage door repair scams to protect your home and bank account.

Often the previous technician or installer of a garage door will have left an identifying sticker on the garage door. If this number is not local, you may want to start looking elsewhere. In most cases, this number will lead to a national call center that will assign an independent contractor to repair your garage door problems.

It is crucial that a homeowner receives a detailed list of what needs to be fixed on the garage door and associated costs before the technician begins to make repairs. If the price is too high or seems too good to be true, you are not obligated to let them fix it. In some instances, a technician will still charge a service call to cover driving and time expenses.

When a garage door repair company offers a "lifetime guarantee" it will be a scam in almost every case. This common scam is a cash cow for unscrupulous businesses because they can replace a broken part with an inexpensive copy they provide free then charge an exorbitant service fee. If you are offered a lifetime guarantee, it's best to look elsewhere in most cases.

One of the biggest benefits to homeowners in recent years is the ability to evaluate a company's reputation. With the introduction of online reviews, making an informed decision has never been easier. Word of mouth and referrals from friends or family can also help deter garage door repair scams.

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