How to choose the right door company
When the time has come to install new commercial doors, residential doors, or patio doors, you need a contractor who can execute the project and provide the results you are looking for. Granted, there are a gazillion door companies in the Greater Toronto Area, but how do you know whom to trust with your commercial doors, residential doors, and patio doors project? At Belleli Doors, we have assembled a guide to help you wade through all the white noise in the marketplace to help you establish a game plan for hiring a door company to service your needs.
Experience is important
When selecting a door company, look for a company that has at least five years of experience. It takes at least five years to master a trade, and you don’t want somebody who has less than that working on your most important asset, your home.
When interviewing contractors who have been in business and successful for more than five years, you can have confidence in them to do the job right the first time. When you assign your project to us at Belleli Doors, we want you to know that we have a decade’s worth of experience installing doors for every need at your home and business.
Are the materials the best available
When you discuss your door needs, the first thing that you should notice is the price difference between the products. A lower end price means that the materials used aren’t of high quality. On the flip side, high priced doors don’t necessarily evince quality either. It would be best if you did some research to determine what works best for your project based on your budget. The next thing to consider is, can I get the doors I want from the contractor I working with? You need to keep your options open and review three different contractors to make the best choice. When you work with us at Belleli Doors, we offer many separate entryways, patio, and commercial doors that fit your facility or home’s unique needs.
With the explosion of the Internet, there are all sorts of websites devoted to contractor reviews, and you can access them at any time. Another way to validate a contractor is to ask a previous customer in your neighbourhood what they thought of the service and products they received from a contractor you are evaluating. When you make a substantial investment in your home or business, you don’t want to do it in the dark with a contractor you found from a flyer; no, you want someone who holds an excellent reputation in the business to attend your door needs.
Experience and reputation are two critical details that will help you decide if the contractor you are meeting with the right for you. If the company has extensive experience, you can be assured of quality workmanship. Also, find local contractors to interview; their reputation in the local market is what drives their business.
Insurance, labour, and other details
Ask the contractor if they assign their own crew or use subcontractors. If they use subcontractors, it could be a disastrous decision to use them in case anything goes wrong and the crew needs to return to correct any errors. Ask your contractor if he is licensed and carries valid insurance to work in the industry; you could have problems without it. When you obtain a quote, get the estimate in writing; that way, there will be no deviation from the price; otherwise, costs could soar. Lastly, ask about the warranty for the products and labour for the work. Labour warranties can be as long as ten years or as short as one; make sure you know what you are getting into. Product warranties are tricky because they come with embedded details that could void a warranty. If you don’t understand the product warranty, have it explained until you do understand it completely.
Remember, there are many door contractors on God’s green Earth. You can access many of them to get an idea of pricing and services included in any door replacement or new construction installation. When you decide on a contractor, don’t let price point be the guiding principle because in-home upgrade projects it isn’t about the cost, it is about what will be accomplished. One thing about price, if you find a contractor with an extremely low price, it should set off alarm bells. Why? It is probably because he isn’t licensed to operate as a contractor and isn’t paying insurance. Two critical details to keep in mind make a selection.
When you want to upgrade your doors with us at Belleli Doors, know that we meet all the specifications necessary to be the right door contractor at the right time installing the right products for your needs. We have a great deal of expertise, and our experience in the door industry is a long and successful one.
To discuss the problems that need solutions for your home or commercial enterprise, call us today at Belleli Doors at 647.957.7787 for more information.