Just after our son had gotten his driving license he backed into our garage door, and dented it. The dent was huge and we were unable to open the garage door because of it. It was definitely a problem that needed to be fixed as soon as possible. Our son was very sorry and we knew it was just an accident. He offered to help pay for it, so we told him if he wanted to pay half for a new garage door then that was fair. We had been wanting to replace it anyway, but we hadn't counted on doing it so soon.
We weren't exactly sure which company we should hire for the job, so we decided to do some research first. We wanted a good deal, so we had our work cut out for us trying to find one. We also wanted to make sure the job was done right so we wouldn't have to call a garage door repairman for anything after it was installed.
We ending up going on the internet to do an online search for "garage doors installation" in our area. There were a dozen or so companies within a thirty mile radius of our home, so we had to narrow our options. We researched the websites for each of the companies to get an idea about cost, and the types of garage doors they offered. We narrowed down the companies to three that had the best selection and service for the cheapest price.
From those three garage door companies, we called each of them for estimated quotes. We ended up making the decision with the best quote that was offered to us. We made an appointment for a consultation at our home for the next day. The salesman came out to look at our garage and took measurements. He then sat down and went over the brochures of the types of garage doors they offered, and the different price structures for each. We decided on a overhead garage door that seemed like it was good quality, but not too extremely expensive. We gave him a down payment, and and made an appointment for the garage to be installed that week.
Once the garage was installed, we paid the balance of the bill. Our new garage door looks and functions great. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. http://youtu.be/LHE8PgFa9-4