When you invite a window treatment professional, home remodeler or any type of home service representative into your Destin home, you put a lot of faith in those service providers. Sadly, some home service providers can take advantage of that trust, especially during the quoting process. To help ensure you receive the highest quality home services, Sunburst Shutters Destin has put together some tips on how to recognize when you’re being fooled by a shutter quote, and the things you can do to protect yourself when getting a Destin shutter quote and choosing a shutter company.
Note that while our experience is mainly in shutters and window treatments in Destin, these points can apply to any home service, from home security installers to painters and more.
Signs You’re Being Fooled During a Shutter Quote
The biggest giveaways of a bad shutter quote apply to almost every home service sector. These are a few of the most commonly-seen warning signs.
1. The Price They Give Is Lower Than Any Other By Far
If you get a quote for shutters from someone and it’s way cheaper than any other quote, be careful. The service provider may be quoting you for a super basic product that doesn’t include the options you thought you were getting. Remember the saying, if it looks too good to be true, it is.
2. They Give A You Fantastic Price Quote Without Seeing The Job In Person
Some companies might quote you a fantastic price on shutters without ever stepping foot near your windows, asking about your specific wants, or even measuring your windows. A lot goes into choosing a great shutter, so if your shutter provider can’t get all the little things correct, there could be a big difference between a quote and the actual price.
3. The Salesperson Tells You Their Product is the Same as the Name Brand
A reliable sign that there may be an issue during a shutter or any home service quote is if the sales representative insists that their product is identical the name brand. Each product is different–from material used to construction methods to paint finish and beyond. Yet, companies that offer cheaper products commonly tell customers theirs is the same as brand X. This is done to make you believe you’re getting a high quality product for a cheap price, when in reality, you’re just buying an inferior product at a matching price.
Tips To Guard Yourself Against Phony Shutter Quotes
Knowing these signs of a bum quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but you can also take a few steps to ensure that you work with a great shutter company.
1. Check Their Credentials
Do a little research on your shutter dealer or home service provider. Resources like Yelp or Google Reviews can give you a good visualisation of their reliability.
2. Get A 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 (such as sq. footage, shutter extras, and install specifics) all match 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 details of the warranty–in writing!
3. Work Locally
Working with a local shutter seller or local contractor gives you less trouble when making sure a quote is for exactly what you want. Sunburst Shutters Destin is locally owned and operated, and we strive to make the whole shutter-buying process as simple as possible from beginning to end.
Get a Great Shutter Quote in Destin Today
Get started working with a shutter company in Destin that won’t try to give you bad quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters Destin today at 850-203-0419
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