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What To Expect At Your San Diego In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

Before you choose what window covering to buy, some companies, like Sunburst, recommend an in-home consultation. By taking products to your home, we can show you how various window coverings would work in your room. You’ll discover how natural it can be to find the right window covering when you leave the unrealistic showroom.

But what happens during an in-home consultation? And how can showing you different products at your home allow you to better choose the perfect window treatment? Even though every in-home consultation is individualized, there are a few constants that you should expect.

Detailing A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

People choosing between window treatment samples.

Start by scheduling 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 treatment. We will also show alternatives, so you can feel confident that your windows match your ideal.

When we arrive, we’ll sit down and talk about what you are looking for in a window treatment. We’ll spefically ask about your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency ideas, and we’ll discuss hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your consultant will also want to know how the room is used and what aesthetic you want to acheive. We want to fulfill your final vision, so the more you can explain, the better.

That may require going through different samples until we discover the best window treatment for you. Most customers should try out a few different product lines, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or choosing the perfect stain to match the walls. We’ll also find all the options available for the shutter, shade, or blind, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once you make your pick, we’ll get the exact measurements of your windows. We usually measure the windows in every room in your home—even if you only want to fit treatments for a portion of the house. We do this because a lot of our clients want to get future window treatments with just a phone call. Finally, we will thoroughly explain the detailed, written quote, so there are no hidden costs on your invoice.

Alt text: Sunburst Shutters van at customer's home. 

Red Flags For A Subpar In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are confident that Sunburst will carry out compentent in-home consultation, there are some things you should never see from any window treatment company. After all, the quality of the consultation mirrors the quality of the product.

First, your salesperson should respect your home. They should arrive when promised, ready to present, and offer to protect your floors with shoe booties. Your rep should always have product and company brochures and pricing details.

When it comes to price, you should always get a full written quote. Don’t accept a large pricing range, scrawled on a blank page or the back of a business card. And don’t take a quote if they won’t measure your windows. You should always know how much you should pay and why. It’s also a good idea to to look at references and online reviews.

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

At Sunburst, we pride ourselves on matching our clients’ windows with a quality window treatment. Our salespeople are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And you won’t see any price or craftmanship surprises later on. Just phone your local Sunburst rep at 760-405-8887 to arrange your in-home consultation.