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February 26, 2017
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More Garage Door History and Fun Facts

Garage doors are usually serious business. They’re big, heavy, and they are definitely not toys. These mechanical devices should always be respected. However, there are a few fun facts and interesting tidbits we think you’ll appreciate knowing about.

In our last post, we started you out with some surprising facts on how many garages are in the U.S., how residential garages are getting bigger, and a brief history lesson. Go back for a fun read of part one here. Below you’ll find a few more fun facts about garages, doors, and openers.

When you need dependable Palm Springs garage door repair and service in 2017, make the call to Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our prices, knowledge, and trustworthy service.

More Fun Trivia and History Facts About Garage Doors

Enter Here – On homes with garage doors, 71% of families use them as their primary entrance. Front doors are just for looks.

Garer – Garer is french, and it’s defined as “to shelter.” This is where the term “garage” comes from.

The Age of Automatic Openers – Remember C.G. Johnson from our last post? He’s the person accredited with creating the first overhead garage door. Well, guess what? He also invented the first automatic openers as well. Even though these openers were created in 1926, it wouldn’t be until the 1960s that they became a common fixture in homes.

Super Square Footage – 100 years ago, the average size of the garage took up about eight percent of a home’s square footage. These days, a home’s garage space can comprise more than 45 percent of the total square footage.

Garage Bands – Lots of internationally famous rock bands started out in a garage. These include big names like Metallica, Nirvana, the Beatles, the Kinks, and many more.

Birth of Billionaires – Music is not the only profitable thing to come from a garage, some of the world’s biggest companies were also started inside one. Apple, Google, Mattel, Walt Disney, and more were all started in someone’s garage.

If you need garage door repair or service that you can depend on, call us right now for a free estimate. Keep reading to see why we’re considered to be the number one choice for when you need help with your overhead door system.

Need Trustworthy Palm Springs Garage Door Repair or Service in 2017

Did you know that Hanson Overhead has been serving Riverside County for many years? Our expertly trained technicians can be there at any time of the day or night to help you and your family with Palm Springs garage door repair and service. If your garage door is ten years old, or older, it might be time for a new installation service. It may seem like an inconvenience at first, but trust us, the long term gains will be unmatched. Give us a call today for a free estimate on all of our Palm Springs garage door repair services.

February 24, 2017
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Garage Door History and Trivia Facts

Regardless of how you feel about your garage door and space, you have to respect the purpose it serves for your family. It’s the biggest opening to your home, keeps your vehicles safe, shelters you from the rain and cold weather, can be used for entertaining, is your own personal storage unit, and lots more.

That’s why we’re going to switch up our typical subject matter, and talk about a few fun facts about the history of garage doors, openers, and more. For the best prices on Palm Desert CA garage door repair, service, and installation in 2017, call the experts at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. We offer unbeatable customer service and prices.

Fun Garage Door History and Facts

There’s a Lot of Them – In fact, over 82 million homes in the United States have a garage. That’s over four times the amount of cars bought in 2016.

They’re Getting a Lot Bigger – Almost twenty percent of all garages are big enough to store at least three vehicles. However, according to a recent Experian research study, the average American family owns 2.28 vehicles, comprising 31 percent of all households, where as many as 34 percent are single-vehicle. Surprisingly, families owning three or more vehicles comprise nearly 35 percent of all households. So, I guess the garage sizes are right on track.

They’ve Been Around for Longer Than You Think – Did you know that there is evidence that garage door history could actually date back to around 450 BC for storing chariots in gatehouses. For the U.S., you can find advertisements for float over doors as early as 1902, upward-lifting garage doors in catalogs in 1906, and C.G. Johnson is credited with the first overheard garage door in 1921.

For more fun facts and garage door history, be sure to tune in for our next post. You can jump ahead by clicking here. If your garage door needs help, please keep reading to see why you should call Hanson Overhead!

Quality Palm Desert CA Garage Door Repair and Service for 2017

Tired of working with contractors that just don’t care? Need a reputable garage door repair company in 2017 that you can trust? If you said yes, don’t hesitate to call Hanson Overhead today. You’ll love our fast and free estimates for Palm Desert CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, we offer affordable prices, great customer service, and unbeatable expertise. Our friendly reps are standing by, so do not wait any longer to get your new garage door opener. Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service for the best service in 2017.

February 20, 2017
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Tax Refunds and New Garage Doors

Are you getting a tax return this year? Do you need to make a good decision on how to spend that money wisely? Maybe we can help. Over the course of the last few entries, we’ve tried to show you why buying a new garage door should be at the top of your list.

In the first part of this series, we talked about the big-time return on your investment and how a new door increases your home’s resale value. In the second post, we focused on curb appeal and pointed out the reasons why a new garage door helps.

Today we’re going to take a look at personal safety and comfort. These are also important when deciding to buy a new garage door. Keep reading to learn more. If you’re ready for a free quote on a new door, call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our affordable Palm Springs CA garage door service and installation packages.

The Best ROI for Your Tax Refund Is a New Garage Door!

Like we mentioned in our last few posts, you’ll get a hefty return on your investment by putting in a new garage door. It’s currently around 91% for homeowners. That’s an automatic for wise spenders. But that’s not the only reason why you should consider getting a new garage door. Safety and comfort are also important. Here’s why.

Safety

If you’ve got a really old garage door system, it may be lacking the safety technology used in modern units. In fact, U.S. garage doors made before 1992 didn’t even require safety eyes and sensors. These keep the garage door from closing if a person, pet, or other object is in the way.

Garage doors can also deteriorate over time, especially wooden doors. We’ve seen warped panels, wood rot, bent struts, holes as big as your fist, bad balancing, and much more. All of these issues can make your garage door unsafe to use. Someone could get seriously injured if the garage door was to fall on them.

If you think your garage door might be falling apart to the point of disrepair, consider using your tax refund money to buy a new garage door. If you’d like a free estimate on a new installation package, or would like a safety evaluation of your current garage door, be sure to call Hanson Overhead. We’re the Palm Springs CA garage door service experts.

Comfort

Comfort and convenience is also a very important element to keeping your family happy. A new garage door can do just that. For instance, updating your old and noisy system to a modern one can make its operation much quieter. This is especially important if there’s a bedroom or other living space above the home’s garage. A new door with a belt drive can fix this. Call us today for a free quote.

Your garage door is also the biggest opening in your home. Getting in and out should be an easy experience. Old, broken doors that haven’t been maintained will not provide the same levels of convenience, especially if your new door has a battery backup system, WiFi, and smartphone access.

If you need the best service, installation or repair in the Palm Springs area, please call us anytime for help. Keep reading to see why we’re Riverside County’s number one choice for garage door needs.

Affordable Palm Springs CA Garage Door Service for 2017

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door, we only use the highest quality parts for service and repairs, and install only the best made garage doors on the market. You’ll notice that these high quality parts very rarely break, so our Palm Springs CA garage door service will hopefully not be needed until it’s time for a tune-up. For great service with a smile, call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.

February 15, 2017
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Using Tax Returns to Buy New Garage Doors Is a Great Idea

Palm Springs garage door installationHi folks, and welcome back. If you’re just now joining us, or following along, we’re going to continue to talk about how to spend your tax return wisely this year by investing in your home’s value. Specifically, we’re discussing the importance of remodeling your garage with a new door installation from Hanson.

In fact, if you’re looking for a remodeling project that yields a high return, then a garage door makeover is at the top of the list. That’s right, calling Hanson for a Palm Springs garage door installation request can give homeowners in Riverside County a whopping 91% return. That’s huge if you’re trying to sell your house. We talked about resale values and garage doors a lot in our last post, click here to jump back for a review.

Today we are going to talk about how a new garage door increases your home’s curb appeal. This, too, can increase your home’s resale value. This will reinforce the fact that making the choice to have a new door installed is a great idea. If you have additional questions about pricing, please give Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service a call.

Palm Springs Garage Door Installation Gives Homeowners a Great ROI

Curb Appeal

Whether you’re thinking about selling your home, or plan on living there for years to come, curb appeal is really important. If you’re selling, keep in mind that any potential buyer will start their decision process from the road. If your property looks undesirable as they’re driving by, there’s no way you’re going to get them inside, regardless of how beautifully the interior has been updated and decorated. That’s why curb appeal matters.

Curb appeal also entails many different elements. These include landscaping, or how pretty your yard looks, the condition of your mailbox, a quality and freshly painted front door, the cleanliness of the exterior of your home, your driveway, and your garage door. Each of these are important components for increasing the value of your home.

Curb Appeal and Your Garage Door

Having a brand new garage door installed can really give your home’s outward appearance a dramatic makeover. This is especially true if your current door is damaged, warped, rusted, or rotting. New garage doors also come in many different styles, colors, materials, and can be customized with windows, hardware, and more.

If you want that carriage style look, but cannot afford an actual carriage garage door, you can still have it. Plus, like we mentioned above, a new garage door really packs a punch with ROI. So, if you’re looking for a great way to spend your tax refund this year, consider having a new garage door installed.

Hanson Overhead is the quality leader for all of your Palm Springs garage door installation needs. We only carry the highest quality parts, and offer the best prices and customer service in Riverside County. If you have further questions, need professional help, or would like a free quote on garage door service, repair, or installation, please call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. For more information about why you should think about buying a new door with your tax refund, click here to read our next post.

Dependable Palm Springs Garage Door Installation, Service, and Repair

Does your existing garage door need servicing? Do you need a free quote for a new garage door? Call Hanson Overhead today for premium customer service and highly affordable pricing. For our Palm Springs garage door installation prices, please call us for a free estimate. You can depend on Hanson Overhead to provide you with the most energy efficient garage doors on the market today. We encourage you to check out our online reviews so that you feel great about calling us for all of your garage door installation or service needs. If you need a dependable and trustworthy Palm Springs garage door installation provider, Hanson Overhead should be your first call.

February 11, 2017
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Buy a New Garage Door with Your Tax Returns

It’s tax season and that means millions of people across America are trying to get their documents and paperwork completed to see if they qualify for a refund. If you’re one of the lucky families that’s getting back a healthy tax refund this year, what are you going to spend your money on?

This decision is always a tough one for my family. Do we take a nice vacation? Should we buy the kids some cool toys? What about investing it? And then there are the home repairs and upgrades we’ve been wanting to make. Decisions, decisions.

If you’re unsure of what to do with your refund, you should know that having a new garage door installed is a great investment that gives you an awesome return. Why is that? Keep reading to find out! If you need affordable Indio CA garage door repair or installation, call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our low prices and great customer service! We’re Riverside County’s first choice for new garage doors.

A New Garage Door Gives a Great Return on Investment

Why is a new garage door a good investment? There are actually quite a few reasons, including your home’s resale value, curb appeal, personal safety, comfort, and more. Let’s take a deeper dive into all those reasons!

Resale Value

Are you planning on selling your home in the near future? Replacing your garage door can help you in many ways. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value report, installing a new garage door ranks among the top five home improvement projects for high returns on investment at resale. You can get back about 91% of your investment in a new Indio CA garage door.

Also, if your garage door is over 15 – 20 years old, then the look, feel, and functionality of the garage door will be totally out of style, and the technology will be outdated. New doors look nicer, will give your home’s outward appearance a makeover, and dramatically increase curb appeal as well. We’ll cover these in more detail in our next post. Plus, you can upgrade your system to a belt drive for maximum quietness, get a battery backup unit for when the power goes out, and even have a garage door system with WiFi and smartphone access. All of these features are important when it comes to adding value to your home.

Want to know even more reasons why you need a new garage door? Check out our next post. Looking to schedule a garage door repair, service, or need a quote on a new installation project? Please keep reading to see how Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service can help you save time and money in 2017!

Affordable Indio CA Garage Door Repair, Service, and Installation

Does your garage door need service or repair? Searching for a brand new garage door, but not sure what to do next? Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our fast and free estimates for 2017 Indio CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, we offer the most affordable prices, best customer service, and expertise not found anywhere else. Our friendly reps are standing by, so do not wait any longer. Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.

February 5, 2017
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The Most Common Home Repair Scams on the Market

Home repair scams, it’s almost that time of the year for them to start popping back up in Riverside County. If you’re like me, then you don’t want to be taken advantage of by a scam artist. That’s why Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, the most trusted experts for Thousand Palms, CA garage door repair, service, and installation, has been focusing on educating our readers on how to avoid a home repair scam.

Over the course of the last three posts, we’ve mainly been talking about tips for homeowners. These tips will help you make sure that the contractor you’re thinking about hiring is, indeed, a legit business and not a scammer. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find several links to these previous articles. Please take the time to go back and read them, so you’ll be more informed on how to avoid a future home repair ruse.

In today’s piece about home repair scams, we’ll be focusing our attention on the most common forms of these types of scams. This way if you’re ever presented with a scenario like the ones below, you’ll be able to determine if it is a scam or not. For the best Thousand Palms CA garage door repair, services, and new installation in the new year, be sure to call Hanson Overhead. Our low prices and unbeatable customer service will blow you away!

Common Home Repair Scams to Be Aware of!

Seniors Beware

Unfortunately, the senior community is the hardest hit when it comes to home repair scams. If you’re a senior, it’s important for you to be extra careful, especially when dealing with door-to-door sales people. If your home is ever approached by a solicitor, never open the door to the stranger. Ask them to leave the information on the doorstep and you will call them back if you’re interested.

Seniors are also subject to high-pressure sales and safety scams. If a contractor insists that other areas of your home are extremely unsafe and that you need to have it fixed that day, refuse. If the contractor pressures you by informing you that the special offer is only good for that day, refuse. Always get a second, and even a third, opinion on repair needs and pricing.

Bait and Switch Scam

This is a tactic that is still very commonly used, even by companies that you’d think would be reputable. It’s unfortunate, and it’s called the bait and switch. Companies will usually run a promotion advertising some extremely low-priced special to get your attention. The scam works by using this advertising to gain an onsite appointment at your home. When the technician arrives to do the small job, you wind up paying for a really big job.

Just like we mentioned above, if the technician starts pointing all these major safety hazards that need to be fixed right away, refuse to have the work done right then. Only confirm them to do the job you hired them for. Schedule a new appointment for any future work. This will allow you to get another opinion from a different contractor.

When you seek out your second opinion, never reveal too many details of why you’re calling. Giving too many preconceived ideas could cost you a few extra hundred dollars. For instance, if a contractor knows you’re calling because you think something is broken within your home, you might get told it needs repairing regardless of whether it actually needing fixing or not.

Leftover Scams

We briefly touched on this in one of our last posts, but if you have a contractor showing up at your door claiming they have some leftover product and can cut you a deal, cut them loose instead. This is a scam that’s been used over and over all over California. You might even look outside and see a work-truck loaded with extra work materials, however, this is just a facade to fool you into giving them a down payment.

These scammers usually make their rounds in the afternoons or on weekends. Once you give them a few hundred dollars for a down payment, they’ll only give you a few hours of shoddy work before they make an excuse on why they have to leave. Then you’ll never hear from them again.

Another trick with leftover scams is that the contractor will actually do the work you hired them to do, except the work material is substandard or defective. The materials are not leftover from another job, they’re simply unusable.

Prices Too Low to Believe

Have you ever heard that old saying about if something is too good to be true, then it usually is? Well the same holds true with home repair work. If the price seems way too low, then you’re not getting a good deal. Nope, you’re getting scammed. For instance, if you’ve been quoted by several contractors that the work is going to cost around $2,000, yet Joe Schmoe Contracting can do it for $500, then Joe Schmoe might be trying to scam you.

For more great tips on how to avoid getting scammed by a shady home repair company, be sure to check out our last three posts on this topic. In part one of this series, we talked about the importance of getting multiple bids and estimates, how to find out if they have a local business address, and more. Click below to read part one.

Part two discussed how and where to find the best online reviews, how to use onsite detection skills, like being aware of company logos, uniforms, business cards, and lots more. Click the link below to jump to part two.

Part three of this series touched on why you should never pay 100% upfront, the importance of good documentation and pictures, and what a high pressure sale could look like. Click the link below to take a look at part three.

If you need to save money on garage door service, repair, or a new install, please keep reading to see how Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service can help you and your bank account in 2017!

Trusted Thousand Palms CA Garage Door Repair, Service and Installation

Does your existing garage door need service or repair in the new year? Does it have too many dents and other problems, so you want a new garage door? Call the trusted experts at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our fast, friendly, and free estimates for Thousand Palms CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, we offer affordable prices, unbeatable customer service, and local expertise for all of Riverside County. If you’re in a jam and need help anytime, be sure to use our twenty-four hour service. We’re here to help you out when your family needs it most. Our friendly reps are standing by, so don’t wait any longer. Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.

February 1, 2017
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Even More Tips for Avoiding Home Repair Scams

Welcome back to our final post in this series on avoiding scams. As we get closer and closer to spring, more and more home repair scam artists will circulate through the cities of America. These professional thieves only care about taking your money. These crooks typically use tactics that allow them to gain access to your home, to rob and steal from you, or they will fool you into thinking that they’re really going to complete the repairs you hired them to do. In reality, they take your deposit and only perform a few hours of work before they’re never heard from again. It’s like those Cathedral City CA garage door repair scammers vanished into thin air.

So how do you avoid being scammed? What can you do to make sure you’re not giving hundreds or thousands of dollars to a criminal that’s only going to steal from you? Luckily, there are ways that you can protect yourself. Over the course of the last few posts, we’ve been talking about all the things that you can do to prevent yourself from getting scammed when hiring a contractor. We’ve discussed everything from the importance of uniforms and company logos, to how to find the most trusted online reviews, plus lots more. At the bottom of this post you’ll find links to these posts. We suggest that you read them in your spare time so that you’ll be more informed on how to avoid working with these shady companies.

Below, you’ll find our final thoughts and tips as well as the links to the previous posts. If you’re searching for the most trusted Cathedral City CA garage door repair and service company, be sure to call Hanson Overhead in the new year. You’ll love our affordable prices, friendly customer service, and local expertise. Call today to find out why we’re number one in Riverside County.

Even More Tips on How to Avoid a Home Repair Scam

High Pressure Sales Pitch

Beware of the door-to-door contractor that just happens to be in your neighborhood doing work for a different family down the street. Scammers will sometimes use this tactic to gain your trust to either gain access to the inside of your home, or to take a down payment to ensure you have a booking on future work.

First, never let a stranger inside of your home that you did not first request. Next, if they are working down the street ask for the name of that family and tell the contractor you’d like to get a reference first. Ask the contractor for a business card or flyer so that you can call them back if you’re interested. If they hesitate, refuse, or simply don’t know the name of the family, street, or other details, it could be a scam.

Also, if you’re informed that the price is only good for “today only” that’s a big red flag. This is a high pressure tactic. The price should be good anytime, that is unless the service provider is running a verified special with a documented coupon or other promotional piece that clearly shows the date when the special ends.

Never Pay 100% Upfront

Never pay one hundred percent upfront for a home repair job. This might seem like a no-brainer to most people. Unfortunately, some people will fall for this scam in 2017. Most reputable companies will only charge between twenty to thirty percent for a down payment on their work. This means that both parties are almost equally invested in the job. The contractor knows you’re serious about having the work completed, and the contractor is motivated by a desire to receive full pay for a job well done.

Furthermore, always reserve final payment until all the work has been completed to your satisfaction. If there’s something wrong with the quality of the workmanship or parts used, and you’re not happy with the outcome, do not fork over the final payment.

Documentation

This leads us to our next tip, and that’s documenting everything. If for some reason you have to go to court or file a police report, documentation will save you from having to deal with a lot of headaches. Documenting and taking inventory of your possessions is just a smart practice to begin with. Having pictures, serial numbers, receipts, registrations, and more, will also help you work with your insurance.

When it comes to the work you’re having done on your home, be sure to take plenty of pictures. To be safe, you should have a catalog of before, during, and after pictures. This way you will have proof of any misconduct by the contractor and whether or not they did quality work.

For more great tips on how to avoid getting ripped off by a home repair scam artist, be sure to check out our last two posts in this series. In part one of this series, we talked about the importance of getting multiple bids and estimates, and how to find out if they have a local business address, plus more. Click below to read part one.

Part two discussed how and where to find the best online reviews, how to use onsite detection skills, like being aware of company logos, uniforms, business cards, and lots more. Click the link below to jump to part two.

If you need affordable and dependable garage door service in 2017, or would like a free quote on getting your existing system replaced, please keep reading to see how Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service can help you with affordable and dependable service.

Trusted Cathedral City CA Garage Door Repair, Service, and Installation

If you need fast and free estimates for Cathedral City CA garage door repair, service, and installation packages, don’t hesitate to call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service in 2017. We’re the trusted experts for all of Riverside County. At Hanson Overhead, we carry only the highest quality parts for all of your garage door needs. That means less hassle and maintenance issues for you to deal with in the future.

We even offer 24 hour emergency services. That means you can call us anytime, day or night, when your family needs help with a garage door issue. We’ll be there to ensure your cars can be freed and that your garage door system is working correctly.

All of Cat City loves our affordable prices, unbeatable customer service, and trusted expertise. Our friendly reps are standing by to answer your questions and give you a free estimate, so do not wait any longer! Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.

January 25, 2017
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How To Avoid Getting Scammed

Thanks for coming back for part two on how to avoid getting scammed by shady contractors. If you missed our last post, we highly suggest you take the time to go back and read over it. We talked about the importance of getting multiple estimates, and how to verify a local business address; both important in avoid scams.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about a few other tips you’ll need to know about. When you need dependable Palm Springs garage door repair and service in 2017, make the call to Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our prices, knowledge, and trustworthy service.

More Tips for Avoiding Getting Scammed In 2017

Check Multiple Online Review Sites

An almost sure-fire way to avoid hiring a scam artist is by doing a comprehensive search of their online reviews. Any local and reputable business should have them. Furthermore, they should be easy to find. Just use the links below to go to one of these websites:

Once there, do a search for the company’s name along with the city and state that you live in. This should lead you to the reviews that we’re talking about. This should be a simple, yet effective way to avoid getting scammed.

On-Site Scam Detection

When the technician arrives at your location, there should be some things you should look for right away. The most important is company identification. Does the vehicle have any logos or brand-names listed on it anywhere? Is the technician wearing a uniform with his or her name properly displayed on the front? If the answer is no, then this should be a big red flag. All reputable companies are proud to display their logo as much as possible. Plus, at companies like Hanson Overhead, we want you to know exactly who you’re working with. That way you’ll refer us to all of your friends and family.

We hope our last two posts will help you avoid getting scammed in the future. If you need garage door repair or service that you can depend on, call us for a free estimate.

Need Trustworthy Palm Springs Garage Door Repair In 2017

Did you know that Hanson Overhead has been serving Riverside County for many years? Our expertly trained technicians can be there at any time of the day or night to help you and your family with Palm Springs garage door repair and service. If your garage door is ten years old, or older, it might be time for a new installation service. It may seem like an inconvenience at first, but trust us, the long term gains will be unmatched. Give us a call today for a free estimate on all of our Palm Springs garage door repair services.

January 23, 2017
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Avoiding Repair Scams

Unfortunately, the contractor and home repair business is full of unsavory individuals. There are some “fly-by-night” companies who’s only goal is to steal your money and not to fix your problems. This leaves homeowners in a jam, irritated, and several hundred to thousands of dollars poorer.  So what are you supposed to do when you need to repair or service your Palm Springs garage doors? Luckily, we’re here to help you avoid these types of scams. Over the course of our next two posts, we are going to give you the tips you’ll need to stop the wool from being pulled over your eyes.

Are you searching for repair, service or installation pricing for Palm Springs garage doors in 2017? If so, be sure to call the trusted experts at Hanson Overhead. We’ve been serving Riverside County for many years. You’ll love our friendly service, affordable prices, and free estimates.

How To Avoid Garage Door Repair Scams In 2017

Multiple Bids and Estimates

The first step to avoid being scammed is to get multiple estimates for the work you need to have done. This serves two purposes. You’ll be able to get an idea for the costs involved, and you’ll also get a better understanding of the levels of customer service from the companies you’re calling. If you have any suspicions of shady pricing, or that you’re being lied too, move on to a different vendor.

Be sure to also get your estimates in writing. Emailing the estimates could get tricky, unless they can do it on the spot.

Local Business Address

Make sure that the contractor you’re working with has a local business address. This will help you verify that they’re a local reputable company and not a third-party referral. A verified local business address that is close to your neighborhood also means that you’re more likely to get honest reviews about their pricing and levels of service. Using Google, or Google Maps should help confirm the location of the company you’re about to hire.

Be weary of businesses that just list a P.O. boxes as well. Some shady businesses will use this method to commit fraud.

For more tips on avoiding a home repair scam, check out our next post. If you’re searching for a honest garage door service provider, keep reading to see how Hanson Overhead Garage Door service can help you.

Trusted Installation and Service for Palm Springs Garage Doors

When you need quality service, repair or installation services for your Palm Springs garage doors we hope you consider calling Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service in 2017. We are Riverside County’s experts for all of your garage door needs. Customers love our free estimates and friendly technicians. We even offer 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency services so you can have peace of mind knowing you can depend on Hanson Overhead when you’re in a jam. Just check out our reviews on Yelp!

We only carry the highest quality garage door parts. Call us today and ask about our 2017 specials.

January 18, 2017
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More Tips For Opening and Closing Your Garage When The Power Is Out

palm springs ca garage door serviceWhen the power goes out, it’s a huge inconvenience for the entire family, especially if it happens at night. Your kids will be upset that there’s no more internet or TV to watch, not to mention that you cannot see anything without a flashlight. One of the biggest inconveniences is that your garage door will not open or close. When this happens, your first thought might be to call us for affordable Palm Springs CA garage door service. But is having the pros come our really necessary? No, not really.

Getting your door opened or closed is actually something you can take care of easily, especially if you have the help of a friend. We explained how to use the manual bypass release in our last post. Go back and check it out by clicking here.

Today we’re going to continue with a few other tidbits of information you’ll need to know about so if this happens to you, you’ll be absolutely ready. However, if you do find yourself in a pickle, call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our affordable Palm Springs CA garage door service and repair packages.

How To Open Or Close Your Garage Door When The Power Goes Out

So now that we’ve covered how to use the manual bypass release in part one, let’s talk about what you’re supposed to do when the power comes back on. Now you’re going to need to reattach the opener and the door so that it opens and closes when you press the button. This is a very easy process that does not require the services of professionals, like Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service.

To reattach, you should first pull down on the handle at the end of the manual bypass, like you did to disengage the door from the opener. Then have a friend manually lift the door all the way up until you hear and feel it snap back into place. You can also press the button on the garage door opener. This will engage the opening mechanism and the spring attachment will reconnect itself once it reaches a certain point, and that’s it. You’re garage door should be fully functional again.

If you cannot figure it out, or you’re in need of our Palm Springs CA garage door service, installation or repair, please call us anytime for help. Keep reading to see why we’re number one in Riverside County.

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