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Wednesday, 6 April 2016


Protect your Home and Add Curb Appeal
Gates are an essential investment for a safe property, protecting your family and possessions. Maybe you're thinking, a gate will lessen curb appeal and make my house look like less of a home. However, working with the right contractor is key building the gate perfectly designed for your home.

Don't choose the first company you find. Use the internet as a tool to find local contractors that provide online brochures of the products and services they offer. When comparing your options, be sure to consider the following:
  • Company's profile; license, qualifications, work history and client testimonials.
  • Browse their products to see if they have the gate you're looking to install.
  • Check if they have a local office where you can see the gates and materials.
  • Record the company's number & email for when you're ready to contact them.
Spot the Red Flags
Most businesses write great reviews about their achievements, years of service and satisfied customers on their front page. How can you be sure that the information is factual and the company truly stands by their promises? As you work through finding the perfect contractor, look for these red flags before you seal the deal:
  • Rushing you to make a decision
  • Too much up-selling if you've already declined unnecessary offers
  • Asking for upfront payment if you have not accepted the offer
  • Giving expensive options without first assessing your gate specification
Ask the Necessary Questions
Have you made a call yet? Remember that you need a good interview to help determine whether or not the company is right for you. Focus on these questions:
  • What materials do you recommend to us and why?
  • Do you charge for estimates?
  • Do you have a cheaper option with similar features?
  • What can we expect in your procedure when you replace/install our gate?
  • What is the typical installation time?
  • Do you have a money-back guarantee?

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Payment Method
Most companies expect that you pay before or by the time your gate is installed. If the company accepts online payment, be sure to check the credibility of their third-party service.

Checking online testimonials for their payment software to make sure no one else has experienced issues. Your best option will be to find a contractor that is flexible enough to accept payment installments. This way, you're able to make the investment on your property while taking the time to gradually pay it off.

Have additional questions or concerns? Contact us. We're here to help!

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