As with any repair, you are going to want to check the price. If it is clearly out of your budget, you may need to find a workaround that doesn't compromise your safety or your finances. If it is within your budget, you are going to want to know what you are getting for the price. You should always choose more than one company to get a quote from. Even if the first quote sounds good, unless it's an emergency, getting a second quote helps you know if you are getting the right deal or not.
Check the Service
When comparing prices, you will want to compare the services offered. It might not be as dramatic as one company giving you a price on a garage door opener replacement and the other giving you a price on a garage door replacement, but mistakes do happen. By comparing the quotes and what they cover, you can make sure that there are no misunderstandings. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Checking the details can help you avoid surprises.
Check the References
When you are comparing companies, you should ask for references and the actually check them. Far too often, people ask for references and then assume that they will only get good answers form the people who are given as references. You might also check consumer websites and the Better Business Bureau to find information about the company.