Fact or Myth
Posted by: admin on October 24, 2013
Whether you’re browsing for a new appliance, car, or even your next home, it’s essential to separate facts from myths, so that you can make wise decisions – and avoid regret.
However, sometimes separating myths from facts is easier said than done. Unfortunately, no matter what you’re buying, there will always be individuals and companies who find it in their interest to steer you in the wrong direction.


Given this, it’s important for you to know the top 5 garage door myths. We encourage you to refer to these throughout your buying process, regardless of whether you choose us or any of our competitors. We believe that an educated consumer is always the best consumer, regardless of who they do business with!


Myth #1: All garage doors are the same.
Just like the appliances, cars and homes we mentioned earlier, with garage doors there are always going to be variations in everything from construction, to performance, to materials, to reliability, and so on. It’s very important that the company you choose provides you with clear, unbiased information so that you can make an informed decision.


Myth #2: Garage doors require time consuming maintenance.
Maintaining a garage door takes only a few minutes a month, and there’s no task that requires exertion of strenuous effort of any kind. To learn more about keeping your garage door safe and working great, read our article here.


Myth #3: Garage doors are expensive.
Many people are pleasantly surprised at how affordable garage doors are – especially since they’re really much more of an investment than an expense. To learn more about this, read our article here.


Myth #4: All garage door companies provide the same level of service.
While in a perfect world customers would never have to worry about service from their garage door company, the plain fact is that service commitments vary widely. It’s extremely important for you to “do your homework” and ensure that the garage door company you choose has a proven track record of delivering exceptional service.


Myth #5: It’s OK to repair your garage door.
A garage door is part of a complex system that has many components. It’s very important that only trained, experienced professionals handle any repair issues, no matter how small they may seem. You’ll not only ensure that the problem is completely solved, but more importantly, you’ll avoid potential injury to you or a member of your family – and you can’t put a price on that!


When it comes to buying a garage door system, the experts here at Atlas Overhead Doors have only one consideration in mind: your satisfaction. And that’s why we spend so much quality time explaining what our products do – and just as importantly, what they don’t do.


Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions — and help you separate garage door myths from facts.
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