When you invite a window treatment installer, home designer or any type of home service representative into your Denver house, you place a lot of trust in them. Sadly, some home service companies can take advantage of that trust, particularly during the quoting process. To help you in getting quality home services, we’ve assembled some pointers on how to know when you’re being fooled by a shutter quote, and the steps you can take to guard yourself when getting a Denver shutter quote and choosing what company to do business with.
Remember that while our experience is primarily in shutters and window treatments in Denver, these can apply to any home service, from roofing to flooring and beyond.
Symptoms of a Bad Shutter Quote
The biggest giveaways that you’re being fooled during a shutter quote apply to most all home services. These are a couple of the most typical red flags.
1. The Quote You’re Given Is The Lowest By Far
If you receive a quote for shutters from someone and it’s far and away the best you’ve seen, be on your toes. The seller may be quoting you for a super basic product that doesn’t include the options you thought you were getting. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it just might be.
2. You Receive A Fantastic Price Quote Sight Unseen
Some shutter companies may quote you a fantastic price on shutters without ever stepping foot near your windows, asking about your unique wants, or even measuring the dimensions. There’s a lot that goes into choosing a great shutter, so if your shutter company can’t get all the little things exactly right, there may be a large gap between a quote and the final price.
3. The Salesperson Tells You Their Product is Just Like the Name Brand
A surefire sign of a bad shutter quote or any home service quote is if the sales representative tells you that their product is just like the name brand. Every product is different–from material used to construction methods to paint finish and beyond. Yet, dealers that offer cheaper products will often tell customers theirs is the same as brand X. It’s done to make you believe you’re getting a proven product for a cheap price, when you might just be buying a lower-quality product at a matching price.
How To Guard Yourself Against Phony Window Treatment Quotes
Being aware of these symptoms of a bad quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but there are also a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure that you work with a great shutter company.
1. Check Credentials
Do some research on your shutter company or home service provider. Resources like Google Reviews or Angie’s List can give you a clear picture of the company’s trustworthiness.
2. Get Your Quote in Writing
You’re not always able to trust a quote you hear over the phone. Getting a price quote written out lets you check that the details (including sq. footage, extras, and install specifics) all correspond with what you have in mind. And make sure the details are on the quote–such as the total area, name and brand of the product, and details of the warranty–in writing!
3. Work Local
Working with a local shutter provider or local contractor gives you less hassle when making sure a quote is for precisely what you need. Sunburst Shutters Denver is locally owned and managed, and we work to simplify the whole shutter-buying process from start to finish.
Get a Great Shutter Quote in Denver Today
Get started working with home service companies in Denver that won’t try to fool you with bum quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters Denver today at 720-538-0182
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