Mistakes Homeowners Make When Hiring a Door Company
You know that you need an entry door — whether your first entry door for a remodel project or a new door to replace an old, worn entry door. You might even know what kind of entry door you want. Fiberglass tends to be one of the most durable, efficient options available right now. The next decision is which door company to hire. Unfortunately, many Orange County homeowners slip up on this step and come to regret it. Here are a few mistakes to avoid as a homeowner hiring a door company:
Hiring a Door-to-Door Contractor
This is more likely to happen with other types of home improvement, such as roofing or siding, but it does occasionally happen when it comes to doors. Occasionally, someone will knock on your door and tell you that you’re in desperate need of a new entry door and they’re the one who can provide it. Their pitch might sound good, but make sure that you don’t leave that conversation making a set decision. This is an easy way for con artists to trick homeowners, insisting on a contract and money upfront and then disappearing. Instead, do your research on any door company you consider on your own before signing anything.
Failing to Ask Questions or Bring Up Issues
Communication is key in any relationship, but especially when it comes to the company responsible for installing your home’s entry door. Don’t worry about being a bother. Make sure that you ask all the questions you need to ask to satisfy your concerns. Additionally, if any of the professionals do something or have a policy that concerns you, bring it up. This is not the time to let issues simmer, and in fact, the way the door company responds to your questions or concerns will give you an idea of the kind of professionalism you can expect from them.
This ties back to the first point. Sometimes homeowners are so eager to just hire someone that they don’t do their research on who that is. How long have they been in business? What do their reviews look like? Are there any examples of their past work? These are all things you should take a moment to research, and research a few companies, before discussing your entry door with anyone.
Interested in a new entry door in Orange County? Take a look at Today’s Entry Doors. We offer beautiful fiberglass doors, 5-star results, and over 30 years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a free consultation.