While this sounds like a great question to ask and perhaps use as a method of comparison…it really isn’t.
A better question to ask is what do you estimate my total repair costs to be? Service call costs can easily be manipulated and while the cost may initially be enticing, it’s the bottom line that really counts.
It’s very easy for a less than reputable garage door repair company to quote a very low service call rate in the hopes of luring you in. A reputable garage door service company will ask you enough questions about the problem you’re having with your garage door or opener that will enable them to quote you an accurate all-inclusive price.
Everyone in the garage door repair industry has similar operating expenses, so for a service call to vary in cost between “free” and $99.00 means that someone isn’t being straight forward and probably has hidden costs that will result in sticker shock.
Always make certain that the quote you receive for a garage door or garage door opener repair includes the service call or travel charge, all labor charges and all parts charges. By asking the right questions, you as a consumer can save yourself a lot of time and grief as well as weed out the garage door service companies that will empty your wallet and take advantage of you.
Sticker shock can be avoided.