Installing garage doors seems straight forward, but in this modern world credentials are becoming more important. Take the typical garage door technician. The Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (referred henceforth as the Institute) offer certifications in various subject connected with doors.
Pros to Hiring a Certified Garage Door Installer
For the company having certified technicians can be an advantage. Certifications states that the technician installing your door has been trained and shown to have the knowledge to due it safely and properly. A certified technician is familiar with codes and procedures to ensure a proper, safety and code compliant installation.
Certified technician may lower insurance premiums and provide proof of competence. Garage door repair and installation are a very competitive business. As workers compete for jobs, certifications show professionalism, competence and self-discipline. As many industries mature and develop, we are finding that certification is becoming the norm, and it is happening in the garage door industry.
Residential Garage Door Installer Training
The following is the list of subjects included in the Residential Installer Certification:
• Introduction to Residential Sectional Door Systems
• Understanding Codes and Standards
• Residential Sectional Door Construction
• Residential Sectional Door Components
• Fundamental of Residential Door and Installation
• Methods of Operation
• Installation of Residential Operators
• On Piece Doors
• Residential Door Service and Repair
• The Importance of Safety
• Basic Math
• Industry Terminology (Glossary of Terms)
• DASMA Standards and Technical Data Sheets
Other Garage Door Training Courses
Any experienced and competent door technician can perform and do quite well in meeting these standards. But training and certification provides documentation of your knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA). In examining certifications offered by the Institute we find Commercial Sectional Door Systems Technician Certification, Rolling Steel Fire Door Technical Certification and the Automated Gate Operator Installer Certification and Commercial Rolling Door Systems Technician Certification. A certified technician status can have a positive effect if litigation is brought before the courts. Even police departments are seeking accreditation because adherence to standards increase the professional image of the department. More and more trades are requiring accreditation or certification for their technicians. Many of the certifications are becoming mandatory for commercial applications, being more stringent then residential requirements.
Master Garage Door Technicians
A Master Technician Bundle includes:
• Residential Installer Certification
• Commercial Sectional Door Systems Technician Certification
• Commercial Rolling Doors Systems Technician Certification
• Rolling Steel Fire Door Technician Certification
There are even accreditation offered for garage door dealers.
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At this point most technicians are competent and experienced, but at least for specialties like fire doors and commercial doors the day is approaching you will have to be certified to remain competitive in a growing field. Accreditation and certification help build consumer confidence in the qualifications and character of the dealers and technical service personnel. Certification while not required defines professionalism. When it comes to safety and fire prevention, certification requirements are usually required within a trade before general construction requirements. Fire installation certification will be required before residential door certification, but because of safety issues the residential requirement may proceed commercial installations. Probably sometime within the next decade some form of training standard will be the norm. AAA Action Garage Doors technicians undergo constant training to keep us at the top of our game. Contact us for all your garage door needs!