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What To Expect At Your Houston In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

Before you decide ont what window covering to order, some companies, like Sunburst, start out with an in-home consultation. By taking the treatments to you, we can show you how various window coverings would match up to your windows. This consultation lets you envision your options and helps you feel confident in the end result.

But what exactly happens during an in-home consultation? And how does meeting a representative in your home help you better choose the perfect window treatment? Sunburst is a leader in these in-home consultations, and here’s what you will experience at your visit.

Detailing A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

People looking at window treatment samples.

Start by arranging 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 sure to bring you some options for your preferred product. We will also show additional treatments, so you can be sure that your room matches your ideas.

When we arrive, we’ll sit down and discuss what you are looking for in a window treatment. We’ll spefically ask about your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency ideas, and we’ll ask about hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your rep will also want to know how the room is used and what style you are trying to attain. The end objective is to fully envision what your decor will ultimately look like with the window treatrments installed.

You may have to see many different window treatments to discover which treatments complement your decor and protects your windows. Most clients want to look at a few different ideas, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or finding the best stain to coordinate with your color scheme. We’ll also demonstrate all the options available for the covering, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once a decision is made, we’ll take the exact measurements of your windows. We generally measure the windows in each room—even if you only need to buy window treatments for a portion of the house. We get multiple measurements because a lot of our clients ask to be able to order future products quickly. At the end of the appointment, we will thoroughly explain the detailed, written quote, so there are no hidden costs on your invoice.

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

Signs Of A Poor In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are sure that Sunburst will give you compentent in-home consultation, there are some actions 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 window treatments.

Above all else, your consultant should be careful and professional. He or she should show up on time, clean and presentable, and offer to cover their shoes with shoe booties. Your rep should always bring product and company brochures and pricing details.

When it comes to price, you should expect a detailed written quote. Don’t accept a guesstimate, jotted down on a product brochure or the back of a business card. And always reject a quote if they won’t measure your windows. You want to understand how much product and installation should cost. If you haven’t already, search for any references and online reviews to feel confident in your order.

You Can Count On A Professional In-Home Consultation With Sunburst

At Sunburst, we work hard to match your windows with a quality window treatment. Our salespeople are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And we should always walk you through an intemized price and product details. Just contact us at 713-853-9629 to schedule your in-home consultation.