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Choosing a garage door installer

Whether you are seeking a replacement garage door for your home or looking for the correct specification for a new build or development, attention must always be paid to the choice of where and from whom to buy; ensuring that the product you purchase correctly meets your needs both in terms of design, functionality and security.

With so many companies currently on the market to choose from, it can be difficult to make an educated decision on who to approach with your business, so what are the main considerations when choosing the right garage door installer?

Finding an accredited company

As the first point of call when searching for an installer, websites such as Checkatrade provide information on the top verified companies in your area – outlining information on each of their services and accreditations, whilst also offering a range of customer reviews that provide a realistic insight into the quality of service you can come to expect with your purchase.

By taking the time to utilise these resources, you will be able to begin the decision making process with a clearer idea of the companies worth investigating further and avoid any costly mistakes further down the line.

In addition to this it is also wise to check that your chosen garage door installer is a member of the DHF (Door and Hardware Federation) in order to ensure that you are dealing with industry professionals.

Visiting a ‘bricks and mortar store’

Although the ability to view the different ranges of door available on a company’s website can allow you to gain a greater insight into what it is that you are looking for, the advantages of visiting a showroom cannot be underestimated. Aside from the ability to actually see the doors you are interested in up close and speak to industry professionals about exactly which doors meet your specific requirements, the existence of a store indicates in itself an established business and provides further reassurance when making your purchase.


As a substantial purchase for your property, a garage door presents a long-term investment that should, in most cases, provide extended use over a number of years. With that in mind, many installers offer some form of guarantee with their products in order to provide peace of mind to buyers when making their purchase. Therefore, when making your decision, always check whether the door you have in mind is covered, for how long and what the guarantee will provide should you need it.

For example, here at Doorfit all of our garage doors come complete with a guarantee of up to 10 years; providing customers with confidence in the products on offer and the security that their purchase is a strong investment for the future.

What Doorfit has to offer

Founded in 1953, Doorfit has been offering high-quality service for over 60 years. As experts in the field, we employ over 70 experienced and knowledgeable staff who are always on hand to provide you with the help and expertise needed to make the right purchasing decision.

Why not visit our award winning showroom in Birmingham, offering a wide range of full sized displays for you to explore. With our expert staff on hand to help and guide you through the decision making process, you’re sure to find something that best suits your style and needs.

Alternatively, give us a call us for some free, professional advice on 0121 418 3415 or email us on