26 January 2023
Buying a new garage door is a considerable investment. So, what steps can you take to ensure that the product you choose is going to stand the test of time?
Simply put, the answer is to do your research.
Fortunately, living in a digital age makes researching a product or company relatively straightforward. But what should you be looking for when researching the virtues of one garage door over another? You’ll find that most manufacturers will boast a commitment to quality; however, you shouldn’t take this claim at face value. Check that manufacturers can back up their claims, either through independent testing or regular customer reviews (preferably over a long period of time).
A manufacturer’s confidence in its products can also be measured by reviewing its warranty terms. The warranty is a manufacturer’s guarantee that a product will work as intended for a specific amount of time. And it surely stands to reason that companies offering a longer warranty have more confidence in the quality and integrity of their product.
As mentioned above, one of the main things to consider is the length of warranty on offer. Opting for a garage door that offers a longer-than-average warranty will give you greater confidence in your purchase. If you encounter a problem or defect, you’ll have added peace-of-mind that your investment is protected for a longer period of time.
For a quality roller or sectional garage door, ideally, look for a product that comes with a minimum of a 5-year warranty. This is considered to be the norm amongst reputable manufacturers within the industry. However, SeceuroGlide Garage Doors remain ahead of the curve with an impressive 7-year automation warranty. Automation covers what is arguably the costliest part of an electric garage door build, i.e. the motor and the control unit. A longer-than-average guarantee indicates added confidence that the product will provide reliable and long-lasting automation.
You should also consider the ease of making a claim. For instance, when you purchase a SeceuroGlide Garage Door you’ll be asked to register the product upon installation, and this is definitely worth doing. Not only does it provide the manufacturer with a record of your purchase, but it also means the details can easily be accessed should your approved installer makes a claim on your behalf. Having your details on file will simplify the claims process and ensure the accuracy of identifying correct replacements. It also provides a valuable safety precaution, should the manufacturer need to issue a product recall.
While it’s not a legal requirement, regularly servicing your electric garage door should be considered as important as servicing your car. Most manufacturers recommend an annual service to carry out vital safety checks and to extend the lifespan of your door. Regular servicing is also useful to identify potential issues, which can then be fixed before they turn into bigger problems.
Not before time, we’re starting to sit up and notice the negative effects of our throw-away society. Meaning it’s now more important than ever to make responsible purchases. Choosing products that are designed to last is surely a better investment (and certainly better for the environment) than opting for cheaper alternatives that will need to be thrown away and replaced in a few short years.
So does a good warranty matter? Yes, because in the event of a defect, a warranty protects you from having to pay for the repair or the replacement. And it stands to reason that the longer the warranty, the better the value on your original purchase.
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