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What To Expect At Your Destin In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

Before you decide ont what window covering to buy, some companies, like Sunburst, send out a rep for an in-home consultation. By taking the treatments to your home, we can present how different window treatments would match up to your windows. Now you can create the perfect choice by understanding how different products looks in your own room.

But what exactly happens during an in-home consultation? And how can meeting a representative in your home help you better choose the perfect window treatment? Sunburst regularly performs these in-home consultations, and here’s what you will experience at your appointment.

Detailing A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

A couple choosing between window treatment samples.

Begin by arranging an appointment by calling your local representative. If you already can picture the perfect coverings for you window, like our Polywood® plantation shutter, then we will make sure to show you different options related to your preferred choice. We will also offer other options, so you can feel confident that your room matches your vision.

After we come to your house, we’ll sit down and figure out what you are looking for in a window treatment. We’ll spefically ask about your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency preferences, and we’ll ask about hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your consultant will also want to know how the room is used and what style you are trying to attain. And it’s normal if you don’t know precisely what you’re looking for, as we’ll show you multiple options.

We might show you many different samples to find out which coverings match your design scheme and protects your windows. Most people need to look at a few different treatments, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or choosing the best stain to coordinate with the walls. We’ll also find all the options available for the treatment, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once a decision is made, we’ll find precise measurements of your windows. We generally measure the windows throughout the house—even if you only plan to fit treatments for some of your windows. We perform this service because most of our clients ask to get additional shutters or blinds without another consultation. At the end of the appointment, we will thoroughly explain the detailed, written quote, so there are no hidden costs on your invoice.

Alt text: Sunburst Shutters van in customer's driveway. 

Red Flags For A Subpar In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are sure that Sunburst will give you professional in-home consultation, there are some actions you should never see from any window treatment rep. As they say, the quality of the consultation mirrors the quality of the product.

First, your consultant should be careful and professional. They should show up on time, with all samples requested, and offer to prevent floor scuffs with shoe booties. Your consultant should always bring product and company brochures and pricing details.

When it comes to price, you should always get a detailed written quote. Don’t accept a vague guess, jotted down on a blank page or the back of a business card. And always reject pricing estimates before they take any window measurements. You need to understand how much the final bill will cost you. If you haven’t already, check references and online reviews as you get ready to order.

Sunburst’s In-Home Consultation Is The Beginning To The Perfect Window Treatment

At Sunburst, we pride ourselves on matching our clients’ windows with the best window treatment. Our representatives are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And we won’t leave you without an itemized pricing estimate and product literatutre. Just contact us at 850-203-0419 to arrange your in-home consultation.