Check out these 3 Epic Garage Door Service Failures
When you need your garage door fixed in Atlanta, you have a wide variety of options. The internet is full of repairmen touting their services, some for ultra-cheap prices. Unfortunately, many of these garage door service providers will use subpar materials and shoddy workmanship to justify their “unbelievable prices.” Soon enough, the repairs made will break, sometimes causing more damage than was originally presented.
At CSS Garage Doors we’re not in the business of bashing our competitors. But every now and again, we come across examples of just plain bad work across the Atlanta area that should be presented so you know the warning signs to look out for. Usually, this bad work does not present itself as a shattered door or something else that evident. Rather, it is a problem only a trained eye might catch, which can make the issue that much worse.
An Atlanta area homeowner’s garage door was not opening and shutting properly, so naturally he called a service company to come out and assess the issue. After paying $800 for a new spring set, the garage door service company left the homeowner to fix it himself. Soon, he found his garage malfunctioning again.
The issue was that the spring was much too small for his garage door, which was bottom-heavy — you can see the size difference in the spring we installed for him. As such, the spring was quickly worn out. In addition, the spring itself plus the labor to install it costs way less than half of what the homeowner originally paid for just the shoddy hardware.
Sales Over Service
It seems everyone is looking to make a quick buck today, whether they know what they’re talking about or not. One resident called a local garage door service company because her cables were going bad, and a representative soon came out. The repairman began spouting off random repairs she needed to do to make sure her garage door would work in top shape, eventually quoting thousands of dollars. She eventually had him do some of the repairs he said were necessary, including replacing the cable.
Of course, because the repairman was not highly knowledgeable in the repair process, she soon found her door opening crookedly. As it turns out, a bad cable was used. Luckily, no other damage was done by the fast-talking repairman, except to her wallet.
The Garage Door Opener Fire Hazard
As you may imagine, your garage door opener is one of the most important parts of the entire system. It activates the entire process, and the motor within pulls the garage door up. As such, when it fails, you need a professional to make sure your new one is installed properly — and at the right price.
One homeowner found himself saddled with a massive bill for a new garage door opener — one not even worth half the cost. What’s worse, the installation from the service company left exposed wires in the garage, leaving a fire hazard. Chances are, that opener will get worn out pretty quickly, if he doesn’t accidentally hit the wiring first.
These are just some of the many horror stories we come across every day. When you are looking for a garage door service company, do your research and find one whose reputation you can trust. For more information about the services we offer, visit our website or give us a call today for a free estimate!