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What To Expect At Your Boise In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

As you begin the window treatment buying process, some companies, like Sunburst, recommend an in-home consultation. By bringing products to your home, we can show you how various window coverings would look with your decor. Now you can create an informed decision by understanding how each window treatment looks with your actual windows.

But what happens during an in-home consultation? And how will showing you different products at your home enable you to better choose the perfect window treatment? Even though every in-home consultation is personalized, there are a few constants that you should expect.

Stepping Through A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

People viewing window treatment samples.

Begin by making 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 bring you a variety of options available for your preferred choice. We will also offer additional treatments, so you can be sure that your room matches your ideal.

After we come to your house, we’ll sit down and figure out what you need in a window treatment. We’ll cover issues like your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency ideas, and we’ll discuss hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your representative will also inquire about how your windows are used and what style you want to accomplish. The final goal is to imagine what your windows will ultimately look like with the coverings installed.

We might show you many different products to see which ones fit into your interior design and enhance your windows. Most customers should look at a few different treatments, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or picking the perfect stain to match the room. We’ll also find all the options available for the treatment, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once you make your pick, we’ll take the exact measurements of your windows. We will typically measure the windows in every room in your home—even if you only want to buy window treatments for some of your windows. We do this because most of our customers want to order additional shutters or blinds with just a phone call. Finally, we will thoroughly explain the detailed, written quote, so there are no surprises on your invoice.

Alt text: Sunburst Shutters van in customer's driveway. 

Red Flags For A Poor In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are convinced that Sunburst will perform professional in-home consultation, there are some actions you should never experience from any window treatment rep. It should go without saying, the quality of the consultation mirrors the quality of the window treatments.

First, your rep should treat your home with respect. They should arrive on time, with all samples requested, and offer to cover their shoes with shoe booties. Your consultant should always give you product and company pamphlets and pricing information.

In regards to pricing, you should always get a complete written quote. Don’t accept a vague guess, jotted down on a scrap piece of paper or the back of a business card. And always reject pricing information without window measurement. You need to understand how much you should pay and why. Also, search for any references and online reviews to feel confident in your order.

Uncover The Perfect Window Treatments During Your Sunburst In-Home Consultation

At Sunburst, we pride ourselves on matching our customers’ windows with the best window treatment. Our representatives are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And we should always leave an intemized quote and product information. Just call at 208-609-9129 to schedule your in-home consultation.