3 Signs You Were Given a Bad Quote on Your Shutters in Phoenix
When you invite a shutter professional, home remodeler or any other home service provider into your Phoenix house, you place a lot of trust in those professionals. Sadly, some home service providers might exploit your trust, especially during the quoting process. To help you in getting top-notch home services, we’ve assembled some of the warning signs of a bad shutter quote, and what you can do to protect yourself when getting a Phoenix shutter quote and picking what company to do business with.
Note that while our experience is mainly in shutters and window accessories in Phoenix, these tips can apply to any home service, from home security installers to painters and more.
Signs You’re Being Fooled By a Shutter Quote
The biggest giveaways of a bad shutter quote apply to most all home services. Here are some of the most commonly-seen warning signs.
1. The Price Quote They Give Is The Best By Far
If you’re given a quote for shutters from someone and it blows the competition out of the water, be on your toes. The seller might be quoting you for a stripped-down product with several features removed that you thought were included. Remember the saying, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
2. They Give A You Great Price Quote Without Seeing The Job In Person
Some shutter companies might quote you an awesome price on shutters without ever stepping foot near your windows, asking about your unique needs, or even measuring the windows. There’s a lot that goes into picking a great shutter, so if your shutter provider can’t get all the details correct, there may be a big gap between a quote and the final price.
3. The Dealer Insists That Their Product is Just Like the Name Brand
A surefire sign that there may be an issue during a shutter or any home service quote is if the sales representative insists that their product is the same as the name brand. Every product is unique from how it’s built to the material to its finish and beyond. Yet, companies who provide cheaper products will often tell customers theirs is the same as brand X. They do this to make you feel like you’re getting a proven product for a great price, when you’re probably buying a lower-quality product for a lower price.
How To Guard Yourself Against Bad Shutter Quotes
Knowing these symptoms of a bad 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 do business with a good shutter company.
1. Check Their Credentials
Do a little research on your shutter seller or home service provider. Resources like Google Reviews or Angie’s List can give you a great image of their trustworthiness.
2. Get Your Quote in Writing
You can’t always trust a quote you get over the phone. Getting a price quote written out lets you check that the details (such as sq. footage, shutter extras, and install specifics) all match what you think you’re getting. And be sure that the details are on the quote–including the total square footage, name/brand of the product, and warranty details–in writing!
3. Work Local
Working with a local shutter seller or local contractor gives you less stress when making sure a quote is for exactly what you need. Sunburst Shutters Phoenix is locally owned and managed, and we strive to simplify the whole shutter-buying process from start to finish.