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What To Expect At Your Clearwater In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

To help you pick the perfect window covering for your rooms, some companies, like Sunburst, start out with an in-home consultation. By taking the treatments to you, we can show you how different window treatments would work in your room. Now you can create the perfect choice by understanding how different products looks with your actual windows.

But what actually goes on during an in-home consultation? And how will showing you different products at your home help you better choose the perfect window treatment? Different companies may have a different agenda for their in-home consultation, but here is what you will expeience during your Sunburst consultation.

Walking Through A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

A couple viewing samples of window treatments.

Start by scheduling an appointment by calling your local representative. If you already can picture the perfect coverings for you window, like our Polywood® plantation shutter, then we will make it a point to show you different options related to your preferred product. We will also offer additional treatments, so you can know that your choice matches your vision.

After we come to your house, we’ll sit down and figure out what you need in a window treatment. We’ll look at your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency ideas, 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 want to accomplish. The end goal is to complety conceptulaize what your windows will ultimately look like with the window treatrments installed.

That may require going through different products until we uncover the best window treatment for your needs. Most people should look at a few different ideas, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or picking the best stain to coordinate with your color scheme. We’ll also demonstrate all the options available for the treatment, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once a decision is made, we’ll take precise measurements of your windows. We will typically measure the windows throughout the house—even if you only plan to buy window treatments for a portion of the house. We perform this service because most of our customers ask to be able to order additional products with just a phone call. Before we leave, we will guide you through a detailed, written quote, so there are no surprises on your invoice.

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

Signs Of A Bad In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are confident that Sunburst will carry out compentent in-home consultation, there are some red flags you should never witness from any window treatment company. It should go without saying, the quality of the consultation usually equals the quality of the product.

Primarily, your rep should respect your home. The rep should come to your house when promised, clean and presentable, and offer to prevent floor scuffs with shoe booties. Your consultant should always bring product and company pamphlets and pricing details.

When discussing pricing, you should expect a complete written quote. Don’t accept a guesstimate, jotted down on a blank page or the back of a business card. And never accept a quote before they take any window measurements. You should always know how much you should pay and why. If you haven’t already, check references and online reviews as you get ready to order.

Find The Perfect Window Treatments With A Sunburst In-Home Consultation

At Sunburst, we strive to match our clients’ windows with a quality window treatment. Our representatives are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And you won’t see any pricing or product surprises later on. Just contact us at 813-580-7288 to arrange your in-home consultation.