Your garage door is broken or is just not working right. You need a repair person, but where to start.
One of the easiest ways is to contact someone you know who also had a similar problem recently. It could be a neighbour, co-worker, relative, or good friend. Ask them who they used and whether or not they were satisfied with the workmanship. Ask about any problems they had with the company. If appropriate, ask how much the fee was. These items will all give you a good idea of what to expect.
The next step is to use your favorite search engine. There are a number of services like Angi and HomeAdvisor that will provide a list of garage door repair services near you or within a general area of your home. If one of the recommendations is also on that list, you probably have your answer. If not, you will need to keep going. Also, typing in the inquiry of garage door repair services and your city should get you a list of ads and websites from which you can choose.
Another choice is to contact a hardware store that you frequent or is near your location. They often maintain a list of people or companies that offer home repair services like installations, plumbing, and garage door installation and repairs near me.
Once you have narrowed down your choices, you need to contact the companies through their site or by phone. Review the home page as well as the services they provide to determine if these are people you may want to work with. Checking reviews is another good idea.
It is a good idea if you do a little preliminary work. Start by identifying the make and model of your garage door. It frequently has an orange warning label included or it can be a white label with a bar code. Standing inside the garage with the door closed, look in the lower corners to find a sticker. If you don’t find it there, look at the interior surface of the door or along the sides of the wall. This sticker will have the name and address of the manufacturer as well as the serial number, model number, or other identifiers. It could also have the date of manufacture or installation. If the door is in a partial or full open position, it could be more difficult to read. Keep this information for future reference.
It is also a good idea if you have done a little recon work first. Of course, check to be sure the power is still on in the whole house and check to see if the breaker is still on. Look at the tracks and see if you notice any misalignment or dents. Remember what you saw or heard as the door decided not to work.
With all of this information you should be able to find reliable garage door repair services or company near where you live and within your budget constraints.