Friday Afternoon, the long weekend is upon us. Waiting to head up the coast for a lovely long weekend. Peace and quiet, its Australia Day Sunday so prawns and bbq at the ready. Then that bloody garage door, the one Door Doctors have told me to service. Well, I should have listened. Lucky they are always a phone call away. Oh well, guess I’ve missed the traffic, that’s a bonus.
If you’re currently in the market to get a commercial garage door installation round to your factory, office, or workplace – here are five questions you need to ask any potential company before you agree to terms. Saving a few dollars in the short term can be a very bad idea down the track if you run into any issues, so it’s imperative you choose carefully!
Commercial Garage Door Installation
Buying a new commercial garage door in 2018 means you have a multitude of options with regards to vendor and features. We recommend the Grifco range of commercial garage door openers due to their good pricing, unparalleled performance and excellent warranties. You can learn more about Grifco by clicking here.
5 Questions to ask before buying a new industrial garage door
1. Do you have any reviews or case studies of similar projects?
Ask your installer if they can show you what they did at a similarly sized project. Do they have any references you can talk to? Are you able to see some pictures of previous work they’ve done? It’s important to ensure you’re dealing with a reputable company.
2. Which features do you require?
Depending on the size of and function of your premises, there are myriad features available for commercial door openers – fire shutter openers/hoists, manual hoists, expansion boards smoke baffle features, remote access, entrapment protection and much more. Have a chat with the company about what you need and ask if they have experience in installing these features.
3. What’s your quoting process?
Find out if there are any costs in the discovery phase. Some companies charge for a quote, and some (like Door Doctors) are happy to do this for you free of charge.
4. Is your previous door unsalvageable?
At Door Doctors, we’re experts in industrial/commercial garage door repair. In some circumstances it can be better to work on the existing door/motor before we fully replace it. If you have an existing door which isn’t working, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
5. Which brands do you use? What’s the warranty procedure like?
Ask the company about their recommended brands and what the failure rate is. How long does it usually take to fix an issue? Do they have a good relationship with the manufacturer? Be very clear about the warranty procedure because door motors, like a car, are rated for usage or time – either X number of cycles or X number of years, depending on the specific product. It’s important you do the calculations to choose the correct product for your usage requirements.
If you need help with a commercial garage door, from purchase to replacement, please give Door Doctors a call on 3299 2992 or email us at [email protected]. We’d be happy to help.