When you let a shutter professional, home designer or any type of home service provider into your New York house, you place a lot of faith in them. Unfortunately, some home service providers might take advantage of your trust, most notably when they give you a quote. To aid you in getting the highest quality home services, Sunburst Shutters New York has assembled some tips on how to recognize when you’re being fooled by a shutter quote, and the things you can do to guard yourself when receiving a New York shutter quote and picking what company to do business with.
Remember that while our experience is primarily in shutters and window treatments in New York, these points can apply to any home service, from roofing to flooring and more.
Signs You’re Being Fooled During a Shutter Quote
The most telltale signs that you’re being fooled during a shutter quote apply to most all home services. These are a couple of the most typical warning signs.
1. The Price You’re Given Is Far And Away The Best
If you’re given a shutter quote from someone and it blows the competition out of the water, be careful. The seller might be quoting you for a stripped-down product that doesn’t include the options you thought you were getting. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it just might be.
2. They Give A You Great Price Quote Without Seeing The Job In Person
Some shutter companies might quote you a fantastic price on shutters without ever looking at your windows, asking about your specific needs, or even measuring the dimensions. A lot goes into picking a great shutter, so if your shutter dealer can’t get all the little things exactly right, there could be a big difference between a quote and the actual price.
3. The Salesperson Insists That Their Product is Just Like the Name Brand
A surefire sign that you might be taken in during a shutter or any home service quote is if the salesperson insists that their product is identical the name brand. Each product is unique from how it’s built to the material to its finish and more. Yet, companies who offer cheaper products will often tell customers theirs is the same as brand X. This is done to make you feel like you’re getting a superior product for a cheap price, when you’re probably buying a lower-quality product at a matching price.
Tips To Guard Yourself Against Phony Window Treatment Quotes
Knowing these symptoms of a bum quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but you can also take some steps to ensure that you do business with a trustworthy shutter company.
1. Check Their Credentials
Do your research on your shutter seller or home service provider. Resources like Google Reviews or Angie’s List can give you a clear visualisation of the company’s trustworthiness.
2. Get Your Quote in Writing
You’re not always able to trust a quote you get on the phone. Getting a price quote in writing lets you check that the details (such as square footage, shutter extras, and installation details) all correspond with what you think you’re getting. And make sure the details are on the quote–including the total area, name and brand of the product, and –in writing!
3. Work Locally
Working with a local shutter provider or local contractor gives you less stress when making sure a quote is for precisely what you need. Sunburst Shutters New York is locally owned and operated, and we strive to make the whole shutter-buying process as easy as possible from start to finish.
Get a Reliable Shutter Quote in New York Today
Start working with home service companies in New York that won’t try to give you bad quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters New York today at 631-246-3930
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