What to Consider when Hiring Garage Door Repair Services?

Having a fault-free garage door is one of the conveniences that many garage owners often take for granted. You can sleep soundly at night without worrying about your car being stolen. You can bring your car in and out of the garage without much hassle – noise, in particular. When the weather isn’t fine, you can work on other things, instead of spending your time worrying about water, snow or debris getting into your garage.

However, a perfectly fine garage door does not last forever on its own. You have to do some maintenance. In case of malfunctions that are beyond your knowledge, you can contact a Cleveland garage door repair professional. When you are about to hire one, you need to consider the following factors:

Scope of Skilled Services

Garage Door Repair ServicesEstablished service providers offer a wide range of services – from inspection to replacement of garage doors. You shouldn’t simply hire a repairman just because he is known to treat one or two common garage door problem. Hire someone with vast knowledge about different garage door problems and their corresponding repairs. Although pricier, hiring a company is better than calling an individual for the repair. That’s because service companies tend to have more skilled workers who are expert in different fields.

For instance, some are knowledgeable when it comes to inspection of your garage door while others are skilled when it comes to changing and/or installing wheel tracks or your actual garage door.


A garage door repair, especially if done by a professional, shouldn’t last for a day. In fact, it should only take hours. Even if it requires a replacement of your old garage door, professionals are expected to do it within a day. Disregard a service provider if he promises to do the repair in more than 24 hours.

broken spring replacementEquipment

Another edge of service companies over individual repairmen (or even you and your fixing attempts) is that they have the proper tools and equipment required for the job. Having such enables them to do their jobs quickly, ideally. They can also prescribe the right lubricant for the wheel tracks of your garage door. They often give advice as to minor repairs and maintenance practices required for your garage door.


Just like service providers in other fields, find out of the garage door repair service provider has a license to operate. If it happens that you hired an unlicensed service company and your garage door continues to malfunction, you may no longer be able to contact them to recheck or redo their work. That is likely because they don’t give warranty. A warranty is one of the factors that you should check out before hiring a repair company.


About CompassGDR

Compass Garage Doors offers full service garage door repair, installation and maintenance. We offer 24/7 emergency garage door repairs throughout the Cleveland area. Our services extend to residential, commercial and industrial property owners. If you’re having problems with your garage door or opener, call Compass for all your repair needs!

Compass Garage Doors (216) 446-6665
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