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What To Expect At Your Phoenix In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

As you start the window treatment buying process, some companies, like Sunburst, recommend an in-home consultation. By taking products to you, we can demonstate how different window treatments would look with your decor. Now you can make the perfect choice by understanding how each window treatment looks with the rest of the room.

But what happens during an in-home consultation? And how can meeting a representative in your home allow you to better choose the perfect window treatment? Even though every in-home consultation is personalized, there are some things that you should see.

Detailing A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

Homeowners viewing window treatment samples.

Begin by making an appointment by contacting your local representative. If you already can picture the perfect coverings for you window, like our Polywood® plantation shutter, then we will make a special note to show you some options related to your preferred treatment. We will also offer alternatives, so you can feel confident that your windows match your ideas.

During the actual appointment, we’ll sit down and figure out what you want in a window treatment. We’ll look at your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency needs, and we’ll pay special attention to hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your rep will also want to know how your windows are used and what aesthetic you are looking to attain. We want to fulfill your final vision, so the more information, the better.

That may require going through different samples and measure each style against each other. Most people want to explore a few different product lines, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or picking the best stain to coordinate with the walls. We’ll also show you all the options available for the shutter, shade, or blind, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

After you decide on a treatment, we’ll get the exact measurements of your windows. We usually measure the windows in every room in your home—even if you only plan to fit treatments for a portion of the house. We get multiple measurements because most of our clients want to be able to order additional products quickly. Finally, we will walk you through a detailed, written quote, so there are no phantom numbers on your invoice.

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

Red Flags For A Poor In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are confident that Sunburst will give you an easy and enjoyable in-home consultation, there are some actions you should never witness from any window treatment rep. After all, the quality of your sales representative reflects the quality of the product.

Above all else, your salesperson should treat your home with respect. He or she should come to your house when promised, clean and presentable, and offer to prevent floor scuffs with shoe booties. Your rep should always give you product and company brochures and pricing details.

When discussing pricing, you should always get a detailed written quote. Don’t accept a large pricing range, scribbled on a product brochure or the back of a business card. And don’t take pricing estimates before they take any window measurements. You want to be able to follow how much product and installation should cost. It’s also a good idea to to search for references and online reviews.

Sunburst’s In-Home Consultation Is The First Step To The Perfect Window Treatment

At Sunburst, we work hard to match your windows with the perfect window treatment. Our representatives are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And we won’t leave you without a detailed pricing estimate and product information. Just contact us at 480-485-7743 to set up your in-home consultation.