Patio doors are important because they are a frequently used opening to your home. Therefore, you want them to always look their best and stay functional for as long as possible. However, because patio doors are constantly exposed to external elements, they can acquire damage over time. When this happens, you may wish to seek the advice of a patio door expert. However, with so many companies, choosing one you can trust and rely on is quite daunting.
For the purpose of helping you make an informed decision, here are four essential questions you need to ask a door expert before closing the deal on your Portland door installation, repair or replacement:
1. Do you have references?
Make sure that the company you hire has references. References provide a degree of assurance that they are reputable since they have people who back them up. As much as possible, try to contact those references, and validate firsthand their claims. Ask the references about the company’s trustworthiness and timeliness, and if they offer fair pricing.
2. Can you provide a little company background?
Get to know the years they have spent in the industry, because, often, reputable companies are the ones that last. Ask about their services, expertise and past door installation projects so that you get an idea as to the scope of their capabilities and which areas of service they are most comfortable with.
3. Do you have insurance?
No matter how small your project is, never forget to ask about insurance and what is included in the coverage. Additionally, ask for proof of insurance. It is wise to choose an insured company so that in case something goes wrong, you can rest assured that the company will deal with the troubles without costing you a cent.
4. How long will the project take to complete?
After providing them with adequate information and details regarding the project, ask the door expert how long it will take them to complete it. Never assume that it’s going to be a quick fix just because it is a small project. Also, ask about possible complications that may extend the completion of the project. If you have a timeline, discuss this with them as well.
Choosing an expert to deal with your entry or patio doors in Portland should not be taken lightly. There are several companies out there that offer mediocre services, so make sure to ask these questions before hiring one.
If you are in Portland and in need of high performance doors that offer durability, energy efficiency and the benefits of Fibrex material, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland is your top choice. Give us a call at 503-912-2668!