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The Best Garage Door Contractors in Lee County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Garage door contractors in Lee County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those that have exceeded the minimum standards set by Lee County.  The are the garage door installers verified by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for ability and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as installers of new garage doors in Lee County FL, including overhead doors, garage door remote control and automatic openers, and garage door repair.

Updated December 19, 2016

 The TOP 10 Garage Door Companies in Lee County FL

IM Garage Doors Inc
(239) 777-4216
27318 Dortch Ave
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Areas Served: Iona FL,Fort Myers FL,Estero FL,Cape Coral FL,Villas FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Lee County
Services: new garage door installers, garage door repair, garage door spring replacement

Above All Garage Door
(239) 275-5400
3825 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Areas Served: South Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Bonita Springs FL,Lee County FL,North Fort Myers
Services: garage door installers, automatic garage door openers, garage door maintenance

A&R Garage Doors Inc
(239) 200-7362
4512 25th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973

Areas Served: Lehigh Acres FL,Lee County FL,Bonita Springs FL,Cape Coral FL,Fort Myers FL,Iona FL
Services: local garage door contractors for new garage doors, garage door repair,remote openers

Southern Overhead Doors Inc
(239) 369-4868
PO Box 997
Lehigh Acres, FL 33970

Areas Served: Lee County,Bonita Springs FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Estero FL,Fort Myers FL,South Fort Myers
Services: new garage doors, garage door repair & maintenance, garage door spring replacement

AA Same Day Garage Service
(239) 574-7979
912 NW 15th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33993

Areas Served: Bonita Springs FL,Lee County FL,South Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL
Services: garage door contractors for new garage doors, garage door repair,

Garage Doors By Roy North Inc
(239) 482-5211
2085 Andrea Ln # 6
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Areas Served: Lee County FL,Iona FL,Cape Coral FL,San Carlos Park FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Cypress Lake
Services: steel garage doors, vinyl garage doors, cedar garage doors, fiberglass garage doors

Precision Overhead Garage Door
(239) 214-0363
615 Nicholas Pkwy W
Cape Coral, FL 33991

Areas Served: Fort Myers FL,Lee County,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL,Estero FL,Bonita Springs FL
Services: local garage door company for new garage doors, garage door openers

D&D Garage Doors
(239) 540-6888
2620 N Tamiami Trl
Fort Myers, FL 33903

Areas Served: Cape Coral FL,Estero FL,Lee County,North Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Bonita Springs
Services: garage door repair, new garage doors, overhead doors, remote control openers

The Best Garage Door Contractors in Lee County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


There is no state license required for installers of garage doors in Lee County FL and so no state standard for competency and reliability.  Lee County however does require a county license of garage door contractors in Lee County including Ft Myers and Cape Coral which requires a minimum of 2 years of experience and passing an exam, but not one that tests for knowledge or ability in garage doors.

So the county license is no guarantee that any particular garage door contractor in Ft Myers, Cape Coral or Lee County is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all garage door contractors in Lee County FL who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, verified Lee County Garage Door Contractor license, good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

 

 

Questions To Ask Garage Door Contractors in Lee County FL 




When it comes to hiring for garage doors in Lee County FL, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials:


• How long have they been repairing or installers of garage doors in Lee County FL specifically? (Different regions have their own unique weather such as amount of sunlight, coldest temperatures, ocean spray, wind spees etc. that will effect choices in models, material and finishes. The length of experience doing garage doors in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

• Will they guarantee that all their garage doors conform to the specific wind speed requirement for Lee County as called for in the Florida state building code?

 
• How many installations have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, steel versus wood garage doors, etc.?

• Will the garage door installers give you names and numbers of customers who had a similar kind of installation done who you can call as references? (All garage door contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• Will they provide a written estimate that is detailed, including the brand name, product numbers, types of springs and other hardware?  (This is key because cheap garage door contractors in Lee County FL often only seem cheaper because they are using inferior garage door brands or hardware compared to others which will not last and require expensive repairs and maintenance later.)

• Do they see an obvious modification you could make to your specifications that would substantially reduce the cost of the estimate, and if so, what would you lose in performance? Similarly, do they see a big lift in performance or visual appeal that can be had for just a little bit more money?

• For a wood garage door, how the wood treated to be weather resistant? If so, is there a manufacturer warranty to that effect on the material?

• How long will it take them to complete the work once they begin?


• Do they have a showroom where you can evaluate different samples of materials and finishes? If not, can they bring such samples to you?

• What are the manufacturer warranties on the new garage door or the garage door opener?

• Do they provide a written warranty for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties?

• Will they check the local zoning ordinances to make sure the new garage door conforms to code?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All garage door contractors in Lee County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All garage door companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they use only their own employees, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of those companies?

When you've chosen the best garage door contractors in Lee County FL for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the county if that's required by law since the state of Florida doesn't require any state license of garage door contractors. (All garage door contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their county license verified, if required by law, by our research staff so you don't have to.)
 
 

 

 

 

Research On Garage Doors in Lee County FL 


Common Garage Door Terms

 Active Coils: The number of torsion spring garage door coils on a garage door.

Angle Mounted Track:
When the vertical track of a garage door is mounted to the doorjamb at a continuous angle. Angle mounted tracks are usually used for commercial garage doors.
 
Anodize: A hard, clear coating of protective film coating aluminum garage doors.

Astragal Weather-stripping: Weather-stripping along the bottom edge of garage doors.

Back Hangs: Back hangs are vertical supports for horizontal tracks of garage door mounts. They are usually cross-braced to keep garage door tracks evenly spaced. Back hangs also keep garage doors from moving around inside their tracks.

Backroom: The horizontal distance from the garage wall to the horizontal track of the garage door. Backroom is the minimum space needed to hang a garage door.

Bead: Metal, vinyl or rubber strips that hold glass garage doors in place. Beading is most common in commercial garage doors.

Bottom Bracket / Bottom Corner Bracket: A bracket that sits on the bottom section of a garage door. Bottom brackets or bottom corner brackets attach to the lifting cables of sectional garage doors.

Bracket Mounted Track: Some garage doors are hung on a bracket mounted track. This is when garage door installers use a vertical track and connect it to the garage door doorjamb with angle brackets. Bracket mounted tracks are sometimes called mounted brackets or track brackets.

Cable Drums: Grooved metal or hard plastic drums on torsion spring shafts. Lifting cables wrap around the cable drums when garage doors are raised.

Cable Safety Device: If garage door cables break, it is important to have a cable safety device in place. Cable safety devices keep garage doors from falling and causing damage or injury if garage door cables break.

Carriage Garage Doors: Usually wood garage doors, carriage garage doors are beautiful, distinctive garage doors. Carriage garage doors are named for their popularity as carriage house doors, and many homeowners today choose carriage garage doors to bring an old-world feel to their garage.

Carry-Away Post: Also called removable posts, carry-away posts are removable center garage door posts that can be removed to create larger openings for oversized vehicles. Carry-away posts are most often used with commercial garage doors.

Center Hinges: Flat hinges, known as center hinges, allow garage door sections to flex at the seams so garage doors can open smoothly.

Center Lift Cables: Garage door cables called center lift cables attach from the edges of garage doors to the center of garage doors. Center lift cables are used on wide or heavy garage doors, often with commercial garage doors.

Center Support Bearings: Garage door supports mounted above garage doors that support spring shafts are called center support bearings.

Chain Hoist: Chain hoists are used to open manually-operated garage doors smoothly and with ease. Chain hoists are often used for commercial garage doors, as commercial garage doors are heavier and often do not use garage door openers, like residential garage doors.

Clearance: The width of space along the sides (known as sideroom), top (called headroom) and above (known as backroom) sectional garage doors. Garage door installers must carefully measure clearance, or the garage doors may not fit or open correctly.

Commercial Garage Doors:
Heavy-duty sectional garage doors usually installed in loading docks. Commercial garage doors are usually overhead garage doors with fewer yearly opening cycles than residential garage doors.

Curtain / Garage Door Curtain: The part of garage doors that roll up or slide to open. Traditional garage door curtains are made of corrugated metal.

Cycle / Garage Door Cycle: One full garage door cycle is when a garage door goes from closed to open and back to the closed position. Garage doors and garage door springs are often are rated for 25,000 to 100,000 cycles.

"Dead in the Head": A description for when garage doors are out of balance and won't stay completely open.

Double Door / Double Garage Door:
Double-wide garage doors that used on garages with two-car openings.

Duplex Garage Door Springs:
Commercial garage doors use duplex springs, or two differently sized torsion garage door springs paired together in one spring cone.

Electric Garage Door Opener: An electrical garage door opener device that automatically opens and closes overhead garage doors when a garage door opener remote is pressed.

End Stiles / Stiles:
Garage door stiles are placed at the edge of each garage door section. These stiles are where the garage door end hinges are attached.

Exhaust Ports: Openings in the bottom of garage doors that allow carbon monoxide fumes to escape from the garage. Exhaust ports are traditionally put in commercial garage doors, but they are available for residential garage doors as well.


Extension Springs / Stretch Springs: Extension garage door springs lift garage doors by stretching open. Extension springs are often called stretch springs. Extension garage door springs or stretch springs are attached to the rear track hangers on residential garage doors.

Exterior Garage Door Locks: A lock and key set which can lock or unlock garage doors from the outside. Exterior garage door locks cannot be used on garage doors with electric garage door openers.

Finger Joints: Referring to the tight joints in wood garage doors and wooden garage doors.

Flush Design / Flush Garage Doors:
Flush design, also called flush garage doors, are garage door sections that do not have visible rails or stiles. The face of the garage door is a smooth surface.

Garage Door Frame: The frame that holds the garage doors. Garage door frames are made of two vertical frames, called doorjambs, and a horizontal garage door header along the top of the garage door opening.

Garage Door
Headroom: Garage door headroom is measured from the top of the garage door to the lowest point of the ceiling. Garage door headroom is used to measure garage door clearance for both residential garage doors and commercial garage doors.  

Garage Door Hinges: Garage door hinges let garage door sections move independently. These allow roll-up garage doors to move smoothly. All garage door hinges are attached with bolts or screws to the garage door panels.

Garage Door Installation:
Done by professional garage door installers, garage door installation is attaching a garage door for use.

Garage Door Jamb Seals: Garage door weather-stripping that is attached to the garage door jambs to help seal out sound and weather.

Garage Door Jambs: The framing along the side of garage doors. Wood garage doors often have wood garage door jams. However, most garage door jambs are made of metal.

Garage Door Repair:
Garage door repair services repair any parts of garage doors, including garage door hardware, garage door springs and garage door openers.

Garage Door Size: Garage door size is always written with the garage door width measurement first and the garage door height second.

Genie Garage Door Openers: A well-known and trusted garage door opener company, Genie Garage Doors supply garage door openers for residential and commercial use. Many Genie garage door openers come with garage door safety devices.

High Cycle Springs: Garage door springs that have longer life cycles are called high cycle springs. High cycle garage door springs are usually used with commercial garage doors but can also be installed on high-end residential garage doors.

Insulated Garage Doors: Garage doors that have insulating material are called insulated garage doors. Insulated garage doors protect garage interiors from heat and cold.

Lift Clearance: The garage door hardware that helps garage doors rise and then level onto a horizontal track. Lift Clearance is also called high lift track.

Lift-Handles: Handles on the bottom or lower section of garage doors that allow garage door users to lift sectional doors without the help of electric garage door openers.

Multistrand Cables: Wire garage door cables that attach garage doors to balancing mechanisms.

Opening Size: The daylight opening or finished opening of a garage door. Garage door opening size is measured between the walls and the garage door jambs.

Overhead Garage Doors:
Overhead Door is a trusted garage door company that specializes in overhead garage doors. Overhead garage doors lift vertically, resting on tracks mounted near the garage ceiling.

Pass Door: A small door built into a garage door that allows people to walk through without opening the large garage doors. Pass doors are almost always used in commercial garage doors.

Rain or Water Stop: Good garage door installation includes a rain stop or water stop at the edge of the garage door. This rain stop or water stop keeps moisture from leaking under the garage doors when the garage doors are closed.

Removable Posts: Also called carry-away posts, removable posts are removable center garage door posts that can be removed to create larger garage door openings for oversized vehicles to drive through. Carry-away posts are most often used in commercial garage doors.

Residential Garage Doors: Residential garage doors are garage doors used in residential homes. They are often smaller, lighter and more decorative garage doors than those found in commercial buildings. Residential garage doors also tend to be sectional overhead garage doors.

Reverse Angle Mounting: Garage doors that have low headroom and sideroom usually need reverse angle mounting. Reverse angle mounting connects the vertical track of the garage door to the garage door jambs, minimizing the room needed for the garage door hardware.

Roller Assembly: The wheel and axle that guide garage doors through garage door tracks.

Rollers / Garage Door Rollers: Garage door rollers are steel wheels with ball bearings that allow garage door sections to move along the garage door tracks for smooth opening and closing.

Safety Spring Containment: Garage door springs are high-tension and can cause injury or damage if they break. Safety spring containment is an extra cable that holds pieces of garage door springs if they break. Safety spring containment cables are threaded through garage door springs and attached to the horizontal track. Only professional garage door installation or garage door replacement companies should replace or repair garage door springs.

Sectional Joint Meeting Rail Seal: Garage door weather-stripping that secures the joints between the garage door sections.

Sectional Garage Doors: Garage doors that have two or more horizontal sections that hinge together. Sectional garage doors are made with steel or aluminum and are guided on a garage door track system.

Sideroom: The measure of horizontal space on either side of a garage door opening.

Spring Assembly: Garage door hardware that makes up the garage door counterbalance assembly.

Steel Garage Door Jambs: Garage door frames made from steel.

Stop Molding: Stop molding is sometimes called a doorstop and is usually made of wood or plastic. Garage door molding that seals the edges of garage doors and keeps out weather and light. Stop molding is attached to the garage door jambs and is a final step in garage door installation or garage door repair.

Top Fixture: Adjustable garage door brackets with track rollers that are mounted on the top of garage doors.

Top Header Seals / Top Seals: Flat garage door weather-stripping that is installed along the top of garage doors or garage door headers.

Torsion Springs: Garage door springs that attach above the garage door opening. Torsion springs raise or lower garage doors. Torsion springs should only be serviced by experienced garage door repair companies.

Tracks / Garage Door Tracks: Garage door tracks guide roller wheels along the vertical track. When garage doors are closed, they sit against the vertical garage door track. When garage doors are open, they hang from horizontal tracks.

Trajectory: The angle at which garage doors travel when they are opened and closed. Garage door trajectory is a crucial part of garage door installation or garage door repair, as the garage doors must be clear of any lights, beams or poles.

Vent:
An open portion of a garage door, usually at the bottom, for garage ventilation.

Windload: The force of wind on a garage door when it is closed.

Wood Garage Doors:
Garage doors that are crafted from hardwood. Carriage garage doors are the most popular type of wood garage doors. 

 

 

Resources About Garage Doors in Lee County FL 




Associations & Licensing for Garage Doors in Lee County FL

AAADM American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers www.aaadm.com
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
DASMA Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association www.dasma.com
FBMA Florida Window Door and Millwork Council www.fbma.org
FODA Florida Operator and Door Association
IDA International Door Association www.doors.org


Media & Web Resources Relevant to Garage Door Companies in Lee County FL

Access Control Magazine www.sdmmag.com
International Door & Operator Magazine www.idoimag.com
Window and Door Magazine www./windowanddoor.com/advertise-window-and-door-magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Garage Door Contractors in Lee County FL within the following zip codes:

34134, 33928, 33908, 33955, 33936, 32802, 34136, 33904, 33973, 33913, 33924, 34135, 33931, 34108, 33967, 33916, 33972, 33910, 33067, 33951, 33902, 33914, 33903, 33970, 34104, 33907, 33919, 33929, 34224, 33909, 33915, 33911, 33906, 33920, 33912, 33976, 33932, 34119, 33990, 33993, 33971, 33957, 34110, 34133, 33974, 33905, 33945, 33966, 34711, 33917, 33922, 33918, 34112, 33994, 33901, 33991, 33956 and 33921

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Garage Doors in Lee County FL within the following cities:

Tice, South Fort Myers, Buckingham, Fort Myers Shores, San Carlos Park, Bonita Springs, Estero Island, St James City, Fort Myers Beach, Lochmoor Waterway Estates, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel, Villas, Iona, Suncoast Estates, North Fort Myers, Estero, Whiskey Creek, Cypress Lake, McGregor, Three Oaks, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Gateway and Pine Manor