In: Home & Family21 Jul 2013
We have all heard stories of the difficulties associated with a bad garage door contractor. There is a way to prevent your improvement project from becoming one of those stories. The following tips will provide your improvement project with a pleasant ending.
Some garage door contractors would like to showcase your project to other potential clients so that they can garner more jobs. They might offer you a special discount if you would allow them to bring their potential clients for a tour of your project. If it’s acceptable to you, then go for the discount and save some more money.
Know what permits are needed before work begins. Permits are for your safety as well as that of the garage door contractor. Permits also ensure that the work has been done to meet building code standards in case the home would ever be resold.
Before scheduling a meeting with the garage door contractor, it is advisable to call them up and ask them a few questions. This helps you find out if the garage door contractor can be able to handle the size of your project. Moreover it saves you time that you would spend scheduling a meting that might turn out to be a total let down.
Consider visiting the Better Business Bureau. This is a collection where complaints regarding garage door contractors’ jobs are logged. A garage door contractor who has had his clients complain in the last few days does not probably fit in your list of possible garage door contractors.
Learning is sometimes through experience. Rough encounters from a previous garage door contractor can make you skeptical about ever getting a better one. People are generally different though unpredictable and certainly you can find your project in the best hands ever imagined by the use of past experiences in choosing that new garage door contractor.
You want to choose a garage door contractor that will work with you and maintain good communication. If this is not occurring, try to work out issues in a calm manner. If the issues still cannot be resolved, consult an attorney or dispute mediator.
Ask your garage door contractor to prepare a MS Project Spreadsheet for how the project will be delivered (offer some more for their time doing this). This way you will have a proposal that you can review to ascertain how achievable the task is.
Asking people who you know well can get you on the right track to finding the right garage door contractor for your job. You are more likely to trust people you know than compete strangers, so they are the more logical people to ask for referrals than on random internet sites.