When your garage door breaks, you have big problems. It will usually be stuck in the open or closed positions, which are both a major problem. If stuck open, your garage door can leave your garage vulnerable to theft or weather. It could rain or snow all over your stuff, or someone could steal your stuff from the garage. If the door is stuck closed, it may not be as bad, but it can still be a pain. You may not be able to get your vehicle in and out if you are used to parking it in the garage or you cant get large items in and out of your garage. Either situation is a pain in the butt and needs to be taken care of as quickly as possible by the most competent person for the job that is not going to charge you an arm and a leg.
By getting this information, you will be able to make the most informed decision and prevent yourself from getting ripped off. If a company refuses to give you any references, then you just simply refuse to give them your business. After you have contacted all the companies, got quotes and references and contacted the references, contact the best company. At this point you can still try to negotiate with them for a better price. Now that you have put in the legwork, you can rest assured that your garage door repair will be completed timely, inexpensively and most importantly it will be done right.