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What To Expect At Your Fort Myers In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

As you start the window treatment buying process, some companies, like Sunburst, start out with an in-home consultation. By bringing samples to you, we can present how different window treatments would work in your room. This process helps you understand your options and makes you feel satisfied with your final choice.

But what actually goes on during an in-home consultation? And how does showing you different products at your home help you better choose the perfect window treatment? Sunburst prides itself on these in-home consultations, and here’s what you should expect at your appointment.

Stepping Through A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

Homeowners viewing samples of window treatments.

Start by scheduling an appointment by calling your local representative. If you already know what window covering you want, like our Polywood® plantation shutter, then we will make it a point to bring you a variety of options related to your preferred product. We will also offer alternatives, so you can be sure that your room matches your vision.

After we come to your house, we’ll sit down and talk about what you need in a window treatment. We’ll spefically ask about your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency preferences, and we’ll pay special attention to hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your consultant will also ask about how the room is used and what aesthetic you are looking to attain. The end goal is to fully envision what your decor will ultimately look like with the treatments installed.

You may have to see many different window treatments and measure each window treatment against each other. Most people should look at a few different treatments, 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 shutter, shade, or blind, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once you make your pick, we’ll get precise measurements of your windows. We will typically measure the windows in every room in your home—even if you only want to fit treatments for some of your windows. We do this because most of our clients want to get future shutters or blinds without another consultation. At the end of the appointment, we will guide you through a 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 Bad In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are sure that Sunburst will give you an easy and enjoyable in-home consultation, there are some actions you should never witness from any window treatment salesperson. As they say, the quality of your sales representative reflects the quality of the window treatments.

Primarily, your salesperson should be careful and professional. They should show up when promised, with all samples requested, and offer to prevent floor scuffs with shoe booties. Your representative should always give you product and company brochures and pricing details.

When it comes to price, you should be given a detailed written quote. Don’t accept a large pricing range, scrawled on a scrap piece of paper or the back of a business card. And don’t take a quote if they won’t measure your windows. You should always be able to follow how much the final bill will cost you. Be sure to to search for references and online reviews.

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

At Sunburst, we work hard to match your windows with a quality window treatment. Our representatives are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And we never leave you without an itemized pricing estimate and product brochures. Just phone your local Sunburst rep at 239-208-6577 to arrange your in-home consultation.