When you let a shutter professional, home designer or any other home service representative into your Las Vegas home, you place a lot of trust in those professionals. Sadly, some home service companies might exploit that trust, particularly when they give you a quote. To help you in getting quality home services, we’ve put together some of the symptoms of a bad shutter quote, and the steps you can take to protect yourself when receiving a Las Vegas shutter quote and picking what company to do business with.
Note that while our experience is primarily in shutters and window accessories in Las Vegas, these tips can apply to any home service, from roofing to flooring and beyond.
Symptoms of a Bad Shutter Quote
The biggest giveaways of a bad shutter quote apply to almost every home service sector. These are a few of the most frequently-seen warning signs.
1. The Price Quote You’re Given Is Far And Away The Best
If you receive a shutter quote from someone and much lower than anything else you’ve gotten, be careful. The company may be quoting you for a stripped-down product with several features removed that you thought were included. Remember the saying, if it appears too good to be true, it probably is.
2. They Give A You Phenomenal Price Quote Without Seeing The Job In Person
Some companies may quote you a great price on shutters without ever stepping foot near your windows, asking about your specific needs, or even measuring your windows. There’s a lot that goes into choosing the right shutter, so if your shutter company can’t get all the details exactly right, there could be a big difference between a quote and the actual price.
3. The Salesperson Tells You Their Product is Identical to the Name Brand
A reliable sign of a bad shutter quote or any home service quote is if the sales representative tells you that their product is identical the name brand. Every product is different–from material used to construction methods to paint finish and more. Yet, dealers who offer cheaper products commonly parrot that theirs is just like brand X. This is done to make you believe you’re getting a proven product for a great price, when in reality, you’re just buying an inferior product for a lower price.
How To Guard Yourself Against Bad Window Treatment Quotes
Being aware of these signs of a bum quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but there are also a few precautionary steps you can take to make sure you do business with a good shutter company.
1. Check Their Credentials
Do a little research on your shutter dealer or home service provider. Resources like the BBB, Yelp, Angie’s List, Google Reviews, and more can give you a great visualisation of the company’s trustworthiness.
2. Get Your Quote in Writing
You can’t always trust a quote you get on the phone. Getting a price quote written out lets you check that the details (like sq. footage, shutter extras, and install details) all match what you have in mind. And make sure the details are on the quote–including the total square footage, name/brand of the product, and details of the warranty…in writing!
3. Work Local
Working with a local shutter dealer or local contractor gives you less trouble when making sure a quote is for exactly what you want. Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas is locally owned and operated, and we strive to simplify the entire shutter-buying process from beginning to end.
Get a Reliable Shutter Quote in Las Vegas Today
Get started working with home service companies in Las Vegas that won’t try to give you bad quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas today at 702-850-6619
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