When you let a window treatment installer, home remodeler or any kind of home service provider into your Southern California home, you put a lot of faith in those people. Sadly, some home service companies might exploit your trust, most notably when they give you a quote. To help you in getting top-notch home services, we’ve assembled some pointers on how to know when you’re being fooled by a shutter quote, and the things you can do to guard yourself when getting a Southern California shutter quote and choosing a shutter company.
Remember that while our expertise is mainly in shutters and window treatments in Southern California, these can apply to any home service, from home security installers to painters and beyond.
Signs You’re Being Fooled By a Shutter Quote
The most telltale signs of a bad shutter quote apply to just about every home service. These are some of the most frequently-seen warning signs.
1. The Price Quote They Give Is Lower Than Any Other By Far
If you receive a shutter quote from someone and it’s way cheaper than any other quote, be on your toes. The dealer may be quoting you for a stripped-down product with several features removed that you thought came standard. Remember, if it appears too good to be true, it usually is.
2. They Give A You Great Price Quote Without Seeing The Job In Person
Some shutter companies may quote you an excellent price on shutters without ever going near your window, asking about your unique wants, or even measuring the dimensions. A lot goes into picking the right shutter, so if your shutter company can’t get all the details correct, there can be a big gap between a quote and the actual price.
3. The Salesperson Tells You Their Product is Just Like the Name Brand
A reliable sign of a bad shutter quote or any home service quote is if the dealer insists that their product is the same as a popular name brand. Every product is different from how it’s built to the material to its finish and beyond. Yet, dealers that provide cheaper products commonly parrot that theirs is just like brand X. This is done to make you feel like you’re getting a high quality product for a lower price, when in reality, you’re just buying an inferior product for a lower price.
How To Guard Yourself Against Bad Window Treatment Quotes
Being aware of these symptoms of a phony quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but there are also a few proactive steps you can take to make sure you work with a good shutter company.
1. Check Their Credentials
Do a little research on your shutter dealer or home remodeler. Resources like Yelp or Google Reviews can give you a great visualisation of their reliability.
2. Get Your Quote in Writing
You can’t always trust a quote you get over the phone. Getting a price quote in writing ensures that the details (including square footage, shutter extras, and install details) all correspond with what you have in mind. And make sure the details are on the quote–like the total square footage, name/brand of the product, and warranty details–in writing!
3. Work Locally
Working with a local shutter company or local contractor gives you less stress when making sure a quote is for exactly what you need. Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is locally owned and operated, and we work to make the entire shutter-buying process as simple as possible from start to finish.
Get a Reliable Shutter Quote in Southern California Today
Get started working with a shutter company in Southern California that won’t try to give you bad quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters Southern CA today at 888-611-2474
or use the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation and get your shutter buy started right.