19 Questions To Ask Your Garage Door Specialist

Garage Doors , Information , Tips and Troubleshooting   Brett Rowley  | 21 August 2021

Buying a garage door for your home or property can be difficult and confusing.  There are many options on the market and most of them will probably work.  

But how do you decide which garage door is best for your needs?  

The best thing to do is ask a professional.  But what do you ask?  You can only get good answers from good questions, so here are 19 you can ask a garage door specialist so you can become an expert yourself.


19 Questions to Ask Your Garage Door Specialist 

  1. What is Your Best-Selling Garage Door? 

There is a large market for garage doors, and most people have done their own research. Their best-selling garage door will likely be a good garage door option and definitely one you should consider.

  1. What Manufacturer Do You Recommend?

Since you’re asking a garage door professional, their opinion on the best brand is probably a good one.  They will also more than likely list a few options, you should pay close attention to what they think is best.

  1. What Level of Security Do You Think I need?

Different garage doors give different levels of security.  Different garage doors cost more because of this. For example, a roller shutter will offer more security than a roller door, but will cost more.  Discuss with your garage door professional what level of security you need.

  1. What Material Do You Recommend?

Similar to the question of your security.  Different materials will offer different levels of security and aesthetics to your home.  Discuss what material will look best on your property and will offer you appropriate security. 

  1. Can This Door Be Painted?

After selecting a material, it might not be able to be painted.  If your intention is to eventually paint the door you may not be able to do so, so ask if the door can be painted before purchasing.  

  1. How Can I Personalise My Garage Door?

There will be multiple extra features you can choose when buying your garage door.  Your garage door specialist will be able to walk you through what is best for you.  

  1. Will I Get a Warranty with My Garage Door?

Wondering how many years will my garage door last? When buying an expensive item or service, with anything, you will want to make sure it comes with some form of warranty.  Garage doors can be a lot of money.  You want to have security that it will last a long time.

  1. Can I Get a Quote?

Entering a financial contract with anything, it is best to get a quote so you are aware what the cost may be and you can budget accordingly.  

  1. Will Insulating My Garage Door Save Me Money? 

Insulation is one of the great benefits garage doors offer you.  It can save you money by not having to use air conditioning or heating as much, if at all.  Ask your garage door professional what your options are and what is best for you. 

  1. When Will My Garage Door Arrive? 

Often when building a home or renovating, you will need to follow a plan laid out by a project manager.  It is important to know when the garage door will be coming and it is important to communicate this with your project manager so your build can stay on track.  Your garage door suppliers may be able to arrange getting the door to you sooner.

  1. Will I Need to Be Home for The Garage Door Installation? 

If you work full time you may need to book off work so you are home for the installation.  Check with your garage door professional if you need to be home for the garage door installation.

  1. How Long Does It Take to Install?

If you work full time and need to be home for instalment, or have to tell a friend to be at your home or property, you will more than likely need to know how long the garage door instalment will take.

  1. Will You Remove and Dispose of My Old Garage Door? 

You might already have a garage door and you are replacing it.  If this is the case you will need somewhere to dispose of it and something to transport it in.  This may be difficult for you.  Check with you garage door professional if they can do it for you.

  1. How Long Will This Garage Door Last Me?

You might be looking to purchase a garage door that is more cost effective.  It might seem like a good idea.  You should ask how long it is expected to last.  It might be the case that spending a little more money on a door now will save money in the future.

  1. How Often Is My Garage Door Service?

Often unavoidable, it is a good idea to know how often your garage door will need a service so you can prepare yourself mentally and financially every time it does.

  1. What Can I Do to Help Maintain My Garage Door?

Sometimes things break and there is nothing you could have done about it.  However, there are definitely ways you can help prevent damage by looking after your garage door to prevent garage door repairs.  Make sure you read your user manual so you understand how to operate your door!

  1. Can My Garage Door Be Repaired Easily and Cheaply?

It is important to know what sort of damage you might get, how to fix it, and how much it will cost.  Check with your garage door professional what your garage door repairs might look like.

  1. How Often Should You Service Your Garage Door? 

As a general rule of thumb, you should get your garage door serviced about once a year. Contact your garage door specialist to book in a service or ask them when your next service is due. 

  1. Do Garages Go Up In Value? 

Unfortunately, the garage door itself does not go up in value. However, by installing a garage door into your home, you will increase the value and aesthetic of your house, as well as increase security. 


Where to get your garage door serviced, repaired and installed 

Gryphon Garage Doors is one of the best garage door companies for sectional and roller door repair in Perth, and have been helping Australians protect their homes and commercial spaces in stylish ways for over 25 years. Why is this important? Well it means we’ve come across countless different jobs, and have had to overcome each one. So no matter your situation, you gotta get a Gryphon. We have:

  • Finger proof safety 
  • Quietest motors on the market 
  • Trained professionals 
  • Customised products
  • Warranty up to 7 years!
  • After sales service

Your garage broke down and you need it to open ASAP? Not a problem, give us a call and we will try our best to get to you today and open your space. We look forward to hearing from you.

Brett Rowley

Brett is a garage door expert who also runs Gryphon Garage Doors. He strives for great customer service, excellent product knowledge and constant innovation.