So, you’ve decided that an iron door is the best choice for your home, and you want to start shopping for one—but it’s important to choose the right iron door company. Otherwise, you won’t get exactly what you’re looking for. These characteristics of a quality retailer can help you narrow your list of choices.

Check Their History

How long have the companies you’re considering been in business? This is a critical part of knowing which one is right for you. The more intricate the design of an iron door, the more experience it requires to create.

However, the experience of a company will also help you when it’s time to choose the size of a door because they will be able to tell you right away which iron doors will work best for your entryway. Experience also speaks to the quality of a company’s product; the more experience, the more durable and long-lasting their doors will be.

See if They Have an Online Inventory

Of course, you’ll want to visit the company so that you can see their doors in real-time. While you’re still at the choosing stage, it can be a great help to have the ability to see their products online. Because many companies offer a wide range of designs, seeing what’s available can give you a head start if you end up choosing your door from them.

If you’re buying this kind of door for the first time, being able to see their inventory online can help you figure out what styles suit your home best. You’ll also want to look for the option to customize your door to make it completely unique.

Check for Reviews

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A company may have lots of reviews on their website, or you may have to conduct a search for their name in order to find them. Regardless, reading the reviews is important because they can reveal details about certain aspects of their level of customer service. For example, you may read a glowing customer review about how the company left the installation site cleaner than it was when they arrived.

Visit Social Media Pages

Social media is an ideal way for any business to get the word out in real-time, but it’s also a great resource to check where it comes to real-time customer comments. If your company of choice has a social media presence, try to go back as far as their page will let you, looking for problems that customers had.

Did the company respond in a timely manner and, if so, were they able to resolve the problem for the customer? Next, look for positive customer comments, picking out details about the quality of the product and the installation and the knowledgeability of the staff.

Still looking for your perfect wrought iron door? Universal Iron Doors has been in business since 2006 and puts their 150 years of combined blacksmithing experience into creating the perfect customized door for you. View our live inventory online or call 818-771-1003.