As a door installation contractor, you have the responsibility of ensuring that your clients choose the right doors. You also have a duty to make sure that the installation is of the highest quality.
Having said this, you need to think of how much you are making from your job. There is a need to grow both in the number of clients and in the amount you are making.
Here are some ways you will be able to earn more from your door installation services
Contact clients directly
If you have been sourcing clients from agencies, look for ways to get direct clients. They may pay the same amount but this will give you a chance to earn more from them in the future. If the agency was deducting a fee from your pay, you will be able to save on that fee which will increase your earnings.
Set up your door installation contractor business
If you already won the trust of your clients when working under another contractor, you can choose to establish your own business. You will be able to earn more and offer personalized services.
In addition, you will be able to plan your working schedule instead of following set rules and regulations.
Bid for better-paying jobs
At times, opportunities may arise where companies or government agencies will have high-paying jobs. Do not delay in placing your bid and who knows, you may be chosen for the job.
In addition to providing door installation services, you can provide other services to substitute your income. For instance, you can provide window installation and countertop installation at the same time.
A client who needs all the three services will not have to look for another contractor to do the job as you will be a good fit for everything.
Provide training to upcoming door installation contractors
In addition to serving your customers, you can also train upcoming contractors on how they can perfect their skills. You will charge a fee for the training which will be an additional income.
The trainees will be quite useful when carrying out a door installation as they will work with you as they learn.
Reduce operation costs
If you are able to reduce the amount of money you spend to install a door, you will get a higher profit. For instance, you can buy the items you need for the installation in bulk which means you will be spending less.
You should also avoid wastage of installation materials whenever you are undertaking a job. If any of the materials remain, keep them well and use them for the next project.
Hold your team in high esteem
If you treat your employees well, they will reciprocate by providing exceptional services to your clients. Whenever you can, buy them lunch and if they get injured while working, foot their medical bills.
With this, you can be assured that they will have your interest at heart. Even when you are unavailable to personally attend to your clients, the employees will do an excellent job.
Factors that Affects the Quality of Your Door Installation
To retain existing customers and to ensure that they refer more clients to you, you need to provide high-quality services. Give every customer value for their money and they will remain loyal to your business.
Here are some of the factors that will affect the quality of your door installation services:
Before embarking on the door installation, ensure that you have accurate measurements. It is important to take the measurements before the day of installation so that you can get a door that fits perfectly in the available space.
Do not give your clients the implication that you are not good at your job by having a door that is either too small or too large. If you will be replacing an old door, take the measurements before removing the old one.
If you are able to get the right size of the door, it will not be difficult to position it. Though the sides do not have to be perfect, they have to allow the door installation.
You should also ensure that you level the floor if this was not done before the day of the installation. If necessary, you will cut one side of the jamb to ensure that the door fits properly.
The door you install should serve the purpose for which the clients wanted. It should correspond with the style and provide security to the client. You are responsible for advising your clients to choose the best type of door based on where you will be installing it.
Your installation should be unmatched and by doing this, the client will keep coming back whenever he needs a door installation job done.
Once you finish installing the door, it is important to carry out the proper finishing to make it appealing Cleaning up once you finish installing the door is also your responsibility.
You should ensure that your working place is as clean as it was before you started installing the door or even better. It is also important to wait for the client to inspect the door and give his feedback.
There are different types of doors in the market today such as flush doors, panel door, frameless glass doors, and framed glass doors. You will also find louvered doors, louvered vision doors, vision doors, and door and sidelight.
You need to consider the location of the client’s house when assisting him to choose a door. The door should be able to provide security, and the aesthetic appeal the client is looking for.
If the client intends to live in the home for a long time, suggest a durable door that will not need replacing in the recent past.
Aluminum doors are among the strongest doors and will fit in different house styles. You should be able to provide the right advice as this will also make your job easier.
As a door installation contractor, your clients are your responsibility and you have a duty to help them choose the right doors. On the day of the door installation, get all your requirements ready before going to the client’s premises.
How you present yourself and the quality of the job you deliver will determine if the client will call you back when other jobs are available or not. It will make the client spread your good reputation to his friends or have nothing to do with you in the future. Your clients are your assets and your guarantee for the future and you have to do what works for them.
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