With most things in life, you get what you pay for – and this includes garage doors.
If you see a deal that looks too good to be true, it usually is and you’d be surprised by the amount of people that will enlist the service of “questionable” installers to save a few pennies.
We usually use this blog to write useful guide or give tips on home improvement, but this month we’ve decided to talk about the importance of using trusted installers for garage doors installations.
Safety, Safety, Safety
One of the biggest concerns for anyone looking to invest in a garage door is the safety of the door, and rightly so.
Protecting the contents of the garage is the main reason for installing a garage door, so you’d want to make sure that the door is strong enough to withstand everything. A poorly fitted door by inexperienced or unprofessional installers can lead to a range of difficult and potentially dangerous situations.
For example, we have seen many different cases of people getting hurt or injured after a garage door’s locking mechanism has failed and dropped down. A falling garage door can cause some very serious injuries, especially for kids.
Issues or faults with the locking mechanisms are not the only potential however, with poorly fitted electrics also posing a threat. If the system hasn’t been correctly set up or the job was rushed, it holds the possibility to malfunction and create sparks which could lead to a garage fire.
With the risk of injury and potential house fires, being able to trust the people installing the garage door to carry out a high quality service is crucial.
Having a trusted installer come in and fit the doors will ensure that complete care is taken during installation, and the safety of the property is considered a priority. Once installed, installers would clearly explain how everything works and show you how to operate the multiple back up systems in the event of a fault or mains failure.
Rely On Expertise & Experience
By hiring the services of trusted garage door installers, you are relying on years of experience and expertise in the industry.
Trusted installers like ourselves fit garage doors for a living, you can imagine we know a thing or two about how to deliver a quality service. Years of experience installing garage doors allows us to carry out the installations in a fast and efficient manner, without sacrificing quality.
Companies that have popped out of nowhere may not have the experience or expertise required to provide a high quality service, which you don’t really want to be risking with something as important as a garage door.
If you’re looking for a long lasting product, use the professionals.
Using a trusted installer, like ourselves, gives you the relief that in the unlikely event that anything should go wrong, we’re only a phone call away. Can the same be said for the cheap companies?
Every door that we provide is filled with heavy duty, CFC free foam to provide strength and insulation, as well as being fitted with high tech auto locks and a safety break to ensure complete safety. We know how important quality is, so we only provide the best.
Investing in doors from cheaper companies will likely mean that the doors were made cheaper, resulting in a major drop in quality. You may be saving money initially, but cheaper doors are easier to break down and will leave your home vulnerable.
We offer all of our customers a 5 year warranty on every garage door fitted, covering them should anything go wrong. This should come as standard in our industry, but you’d be surprised by the amount of installers that don’t offer this kind of guarantee.
A CE mark is something that shows a certain product meets all of the necessary requirements set by the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and any other relevant CE directives.
Any product that is manufactured or distributed in the EU needs to have this marking, and this includes garage doors.
Failure to get a product CE marked or falsely marking it can lead to a £5,000 fine and even a 3 month prison sentence. The Trading Standards take this act very seriously, and the motive to sell garage doors without the CE marking shows a lack of concern for health and safety.
You can rely on trusted installers to provide garage doors that have been thoroughly tested and approved, and have the CE marking to prove it.
In an industry looking to provide complete customer satisfaction, there are also those who simply want to make a few quid.
Rogue traders are also known as “Cowboy Traders”, and are known for delivering a sub-par to poor service and failing to fix or respond to any problems. These kind of installers tend to offer their services for a cheaper rate, but the quality is clearly lacking.
People who employ the services of rogue traders will often find themselves contacting the installer after only a short amount of time because of faults or problems with the door, and will likely end up paying even more to fix these issues.
The likes of rogue traders give this industry a bad reputation, and are another reasons why it is so crucial to do your research and use trusted installers for your garage doors. If you buy from rogue traders, you’re essentially buying twice.
If you’ve got the time, we recommend taking a look at this episode of BBC Watchdog from a while ago. The video covers an investigation into a well known rogue trader and the problems that customers have experienced since using these “less than professional” installers.
Here at Premier Garage Doors, we pride ourselves on our reputation as trusted installers and always have the customers’ best interests at heart.
With a passion for delivering a high quality service, we are not satisfied until you are 100% happy with your new doors. If you are spending your hard earned money investing in a garage door, it’s always best to use the professionals to be confident in the quality of the door.
If you’re interested in learning more about installing roller shutter garage doors for your garage, feel free to get in touch. We’d be more than happy to help!