When something breaks on a door or window, the question inevitably arises: “Do I repair it, or replace it?”. Oftentimes repairing is a far better and less expensive option than replacing. In most cases today, a new product tends to be inferior and more problematic than an existing older unit. Older doors and windows are usually tried and true, especially if they have a history of being professionally repaired or maintained.
a new product tends to be inferior and more problematic than an existing older unit
However, even though a vast majority of our service calls result in a satisfactory repair, it is to be expected that in some instances a repair will not solve the problem and the better approach is to replace a unit. We find that there are 2 main reasons a replacement is recommended or offered:
- The existing product is beyond repair
- The cost of repair is at least half the cost of quality replacement
The replacement products offered by Bay Area Sliding Door Repair are a combination of quality and value. This would be the point where we address a common question: “Are your prices competitive with the Large Home Improvement Stores that offer the same product?” Our answer is “Yes” AND “No”. Seldom do these stores offer the EXACT SAME product that we carry. Most often, these places offer you a “good value,” which we might translate as “very cheap, often non-serviceable, very problematic product”. They may look like the real deal, but these are called “knock-offs” and do a great job at placing horrible product in many homes. Homeowners who purchase and install these knock-offs are unaware of the long-term problem associated with the cheaper alternative. Often, for just a bit more on the dollar, a higher quality product can be purchased. Even a high quality repair using top of the line parts can be completed in a matter of minutes.
At Bay Area Sliding Door Repair, choosing the product we will offer is as simple as asking, “Which product will seldom need servicing?” and, “Why will it continue to last as long as it has?”. The product that meets these 2 standards will be the one offered to you. We see it as a win-win situation.