When you let a shutter installer, home designer or any type of home service rep into your Detroit house, you place a lot of faith in them. Unfortunately, some home service providers may take advantage of your trust, especially when giving you a quote. To aid you in getting great home services, Sunburst Shutters Detroit has assembled some of the warning signs of a bad shutter quote, and the things you can do to guard yourself when getting a Detroit shutter quote and picking what company to do business with.
Remember that while our expertise is mainly in shutters and window accessories in Detroit, these can apply to any home service, from flooring installers to roofers and more.
Symptoms of a Bad Shutter Quote
The most telltale signs that you’re being fooled during a shutter quote apply to most all home services. Here are a few of the most common warning signs.
1. The Price Quote They Give Is The Best By Far
If you receive a quote for shutters from a company and much lower than anything else you’ve gotten, be careful. The service provider may be quoting you for a baseline product with several features removed that you thought were included. Remember, if it appears too good to be true, it is.
2. They Give A You Phenomenal Price Quote Without Seeing The Job In Person
Some companies might quote you an awesome price on shutters without ever stepping foot near your windows, asking about your specific needs, or even measuring the dimensions. There’s a lot that goes into choosing a great shutter, so if your shutter provider doesn’t get all the little things correct, there may be a large difference between a quote and the actual price.
3. The Dealer 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 salesperson insists that their product is identical a popular name brand. Every product is different from how it’s built to the material to its finish and beyond. Yet, companies that sell cheaper products will often tell customers theirs is the same as brand X. They do this to make you believe you’re getting a superior product for a great price, when you’re probably buying an inferior product at a matching price.
Ways To Guard Yourself During Window Treatment Quotes
Knowing these signs of a bum quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but there are also a few proactive steps you can take to ensure that you work with a good shutter company.
1. Check Credentials
Do some research on your shutter seller or home service provider. Resources like Yelp or Google Reviews can give you a clear picture of their trustworthiness.
2. Get Your Quote in Writing
You’re not always able to trust a quote you get over the phone. Getting a price quote written out lets you check that the details (such as sq. footage, extras, and installation specifics) all correspond with what you have in mind. And be sure that the details are on the quote–such as the total square footage, name and brand of the product, and warranty specifics–in writing!
3. Work Locally
Working with a local shutter provider or local contractor gives you fewer hoops to jump through when making sure a quote is for exactly what you need. Sunburst Shutters Detroit is locally owned and operated, and we work to make the entire shutter-buying process as easy as possible from start to finish.
Get a Great Shutter Quote in Detroit Today
Get started working with home service companies in Detroit that won’t try to fool you with bad quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters Detroit today at 248-429-9294
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