How To Find The Right Pet Door Installer
Whether you’re looking to install a pet door for the first time or want to upgrade your existing one, it’s important to make sure you find the right dog door installation Sydney. Pet doors come in handy for dogs, cats and even other types of pets, but they need to be installed correctly so that your pet can get in and out safely. Here are some tips on how to find the right person for this job:
How do you know you’re getting the right person to install your pet door?
You will want to find a pet door installer who is licensed, insured and has a good reputation. You will also want to check their references. Look for someone who is a member of the National Association of Remodelers or other trade organizations. If they are not members of any trade organization, that may be an indication that they do not have much experience in this field.
You should also look at their customer reviews online as well as talk with your friends whom you trust and ask them who they would recommend. The best way to find out if someone is reputable is by asking people who have used their services before if they were happy with the results of their workmanship and professionalism.
Do they have liability insurance?
Liability insurance protects the installer and your home, as well as your pet, the pet door manufacturer and distributor. Liability insurance does not protect you if you decide to do the installation yourself.
When it comes to finding a good pet door installer, there are a few questions that you need to ask them before they even start work on your project:
- Do they have liability insurance?
- What is their policy on cancellations? Can they give me a refund if I change my mind after signing the contract?
- How long have they been in business and what kind of experience do they have installing this type of product?
Do they give estimates or quotes?
When you’re ready to get a quote or an estimate, it can be difficult to know how much the final price will cost. It’s important for you as a consumer to recognize that there isn’t always a way for your contractor to tell you exactly what the total cost will be until they’ve finished their work. If they say something like “this is just an estimate,” or “we’ll have more of an idea when we see the situation,” then that should give you pause and make you suspect that they don’t really know what they’re doing.
If they do give an estimate, it’s best if they offer two different estimates: one at the very low end of what could happen (i.e., how much would everything cost if it went off without a hitch) and one at the high end of what could happen (i.e., what would everything cost if there were unforseen problems). It’s also good practice for them to let you know which materials are included in each estimate—for example, if there are several options available for insulation material and only some of those options are included in one estimate but not another—so that when someone else comes along with similar products later on down the line, consumers will be able to compare apples with apples instead of oranges with pears!
Do they pride themselves on customer satisfaction?
Here are some questions to ask a pet door installer about customer satisfaction:
- Do you have references I can call?
- Are there any testimonials or customer reviews of your work?
- What is your warranty policy? Will it cover my pet door and installation process if something goes wrong down the line (such as vandalism, for example)? If so, how long does it last for, and what do I need to do in order to get service under the warranty? If not, why not? This may sound silly on the surface – but trust me when I say that this is a very serious consideration! You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where no one will help you because they’re out of business.
Ask them about their licensing and certifications.
- Ask them about their licensing and certifications.
- Find out if the company is licensed, insured and has a good reputation in your area.
- Ask if they have experience installing pet doors, not just working with pets in general. They should be able to show you examples of their work as well as testimonials from past customers (and hopefully references).
- Make sure they are willing to work with your budget and help find the right door for your pet’s needs (i.e., size, color).
Check out customer reviews and testimonials.
Customer reviews and testimonials can be a great way to find out what other people think of your potential pet door installer. If you’re not sure where to look, the following are a few places where you could check:
- Customer reviews on their website
- Yelp reviews
- Google Reviews (if they have a local business)
- Other websites that allow customer reviews for such companies (i.e., Angie’s List)
- Videos posted by satisfied customers on YouTube or Vimeo
When looking at the above resources, make sure you’re paying attention to what type of information is being shared—and how much detail is given in each review/testimonial. Do note that sometimes customers will leave negative feedback when they shouldn’t—especially if there was an issue with billing or communication between parties involved in installing your pet door.
Look for someone who is licensed, insured and has a good reputation.
- Look for someone who is licensed, insured and has a good reputation.
- Certified installers have passed a test and are trained in the proper installation techniques. Licensed professionals are trained and have a license to work. A good reputation means customers are happy with the work done by the company or individual professional. Insurance protects you from liability if something goes wrong during installation of your pet door, or if it falls off later on.
If you have any questions about finding a pet door installer, or if you want to know more about the process of installing one, contact us today! We are happy to help.