5 Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door Company

Choosing the right garage door company can seem a bit overwhelming. There are so many companies to choose from. How do you know who to use? Here are 5 tips to help make your decision a little bit easier.

Check that they are Licensed

The first thing you should find out is whether the garage door company is licensed. Thankfully, the State of Iowa makes this pretty easy for you. All you need to do is visit the Iowa Workforce Development Registered Contractor website, found here Public Search – IWD (iowa.gov). This will have up to date information on any licensed/registered contractors in the state. Reputable companies always list their license number on their website, which will make the search even easier for you.

Check that they are Insured

Having liability insurance is not a requirement when running a garage door business in Iowa, but it is another step reputable companies will take. This not only protects the garage door company, but their customers as well. The insurance policy should include general liability, commercial auto and commercial umbrella coverage.

Check their Reviews

A great way to get information about any service business it to read their reviews. These can be found on their website, Yelp, Google, Angie, the BBB and many more. When customers take the time to give a review, whether good or bad, this tells you a lot. It is impossible to please every single person, but garage door companies with a majority of 5-star reviews generally are the companies you want to hire.

Check with the BBB

Another great resource is the Better Business Bureau of Iowa website, found here BBB: Start with Trust® | Iowa | Better Business Bureau®. You can do a general search for garage door companies in your area or do a specific company search. From there, you can see their BBB rating and if there are any complaints filed against the garage door company. You should go with a company that has an A+ rating.

Check with your Family, Friends and Neighbors

Those you are close to are a great resource when determining which garage door company to use. You will get honest opinions and referrals which will make your decision that much easier.

Here at Baldwin Garage Doors and Gates, we check all these boxes. We are licensed in the great state of Iowa, fully insured,  have hundreds of 5 star reviews on Yelp, Angie and Google, have an A+ rating with the BBB and are referred by many of our customers. Give us a call at (515) 650-7833 for all your garage door needs.