You can keep your employees and warehouse safe and secure by keeping the door in proper working condition. So, it's important to get your door repaired as soon as any problems arise. Here are a few things to do when having your warehouse's door repaired.
Schedule an In-Person Consultation
It's a good idea to schedule an in-person consultation before making a repair appointment so that your service provider can check the door out in person and provide you with an accurate estimate for the work that must be done to get the door back in proper working order again. While your service provider is there, they will have an opportunity to check all components of your door and find out if there are other problems you weren't aware of that need to be repaired. This will help ensure that they are prepared to make all the repairs at once when they show up for your repair appointment and ensure that you are prepared to budget for the work accordingly.
Compare Repair Pricing to Replacement Costs
Once you have received an estimate for the repair work that needs to be done on your warehouse's steel door, consider comparing that pricing to the cost of a brand-new steel door. You may find that buying a new door from your service provider is more cost-effective than having your current door repaired. Even if you decide that repairs are less costly at this point, you'll have an idea of how much you will need to come out of pocket if you decide to replace the door in the future when new problems arise.
Look Into a Maintenance Plan to Invest In
After your steel door has been repaired (or replaced) you can benefit from investing in a maintenance plan for the door. A maintenance plan would normally include regular maintenance visits, basic repairs, and other services throughout the year for one set price. Professional maintenance is an excellent way to ensure that your door will not break down again anytime in the near future and can help save you quite a bit of money on repairs as time goes on.
Your service provider may offer maintenance plans, so start by inquiring about their offerings first. If they don't offer maintenance plans, you can contact a local steel door dealer and they should be able to offer you a plan or point you in the direction of a provider who can.
To learn more, contact a company like Epic Commercial Door Repair.