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What To Expect At Your Detroit In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

To help you pick the best window treatments for your windows, some companies, like Sunburst, send out a rep for an in-home consultation. By bringing the treatments to you, we can demonstate how different window treatments would look with your decor. This consultation lets you understand your options and helps you feel confident in the end result.

But what exactly happens during an in-home consultation? And how will bringing samples to your home allow you to better choose the perfect window treatment? Sunburst regularly performs these in-home consultations, and here’s what you should expect at your visit.

Stepping Through A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

A couple looking at samples of window treatments.

Begin 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 bring you some options for your preferred choice. We will also offer alternatives, so you can feel confident that your room matches your ideal.

When we arrive, we’ll sit down and discuss what you are looking for in a window treatment. We’ll cover issues like your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency ideas, and we’ll discuss hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your consultant will also inquire about how the room is used and what ambiance you want to accomplish. We want to fulfill your final vision, so the more you tell us about your needs, the better.

That may require going through different samples to find out which coverings complement your design scheme and protects your windows. Most people want to explore a few different product lines, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or picking the perfect stain to match the room. 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 take precise measurements of your windows. We will typically measure the windows in every room in your home—even if you only plan to fit treatments for select rooms. We do this because a lot of our clients ask to order additional window treatments quickly. Before we leave, we will thoroughly explain the detailed, written quote, so there are no surprises on your invoice.

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

Red Flags For A Subpar In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are convinced that Sunburst will perform professional in-home consultation, there are some things you should never see from any window treatment company. It should go without saying, the quality of your sales representative mirrors the quality of the product.

Above all else, your salesperson should be careful and professional. The rep should arrive when promised, with all samples requested, and offer to prevent floor scuffs with shoe booties. Your consultant should always have product and company literature and pricing details.

When discussing pricing, you should always get a detailed written quote. Don’t accept a large pricing range, jotted down on a product brochure or the back of a business card. And don’t take pricing information before they take any window measurements. You should always know how much product and installation should cost. Be sure to to look at references and online reviews.

Discover The Perfect Window Treatments At Your Sunburst In-Home Consultation

At Sunburst, we strive to match our clients’ windows with the best window treatment. Our salespeople are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And you should never get any cost or quality surprises on the invoice. Just contact us at 248-429-9294 to set up your in-home consultation.