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Choosing Window Treatments and Installation Companies

Good windows and beautiful treatments can look cheap and out place if not installed properly. Treatments that are not installed as they should end up making the room look drab, gloomy and poorly furnished. Windows that are not properly installed are unsafe and inefficient in energy consumption regardless of their high quality. If you are stuck in getting the perfect treatment and plantation shutters installation company to handle your window for you, here are a few things you need to consider.

Considerations When Choosing a Window and Treatment Installation Company

Due Diligence Is Essential

Many companies have glorious reviews plastered on their walls, with feedback that is almost too good to be true. You may also find a list of their certifications, qualifications and experience on their websites and company brochures. However, it is upon you to prove all those right. Don’t rely of the reviews on the company website; look for product review forums to get a more sincere picture of how the company works. Additionally, check the government list of approved companies so that you only deal with accredited firms only.

Look At the Certification

Most manufacturers have a list of installers who are purposely trained and certified to handle the installation of their products. It is advisable to use one company to supply and install the windows and treatments to avoid the finger pointing that arises in case of a problem. If you are particular about specific products and you get a list of approved installers from the manufacturers, find out more about that company. Acquaint yourself with their customer care ethics, complaints handling, professionalism and timeliness. The home center should be in a position and willing to help solve some of those issues should they arise.

Research on Your Preferred Options

If you are looking to install windows on a newly built house or replacing some, it is important to look around for the type of windows and treatment that suit the style of your home. Windows are available in many variations; material, size, shape, installation process, energy efficiency and other properties etc. These windows also have particular treatments that bring their best, so it is important to know how to pair them. Window treatments vary as well; you can get curtains, drapes, sheers, blinds or shutters depending on your preferences. Click here to get more ideas on treatments.

 Ask For Quotes

Choose window treatments and window types that best suit the style of our home before you go around looking for quotes from suppliers and installers. The amount quoted should be a lot more than just the price of the products. Ideally, a perfect quote should include the following;

Full details of the product (material, price etc)

The labor costs involved

The installation period (hours/days)

Down Payment Details

Keep in mind that the bid should be as specific as possible to avoid any misunderstandings. It is important to clarify terms such as insurance, laws regarding the job and the least amount you can pay ad deposit. Most professionals charge a down payment of around 30% before work commences and the rest after the work is done. Do not pay everything upfront unless it is to a company you have worked with before and they have always done their work satisfactorily.

Know Your Expectations

Before you have a sit-down with any installer, know what to expect. Acquaint yourself with the window type and treatment you want, how they are installed, maintenance, etc. when you sit with an installer, you will be in a position to tell if they know what they are doing. An experienced worker will explain to you the process, how the windows and window treatments fit the general theme of your house, how long it should take and such details. If you already know what to expect, you will be in a position to pick out the best company to work with.

Focus On the Fine Print

Once you are satisfied with the company you choose, ask for the contract. Before you sign on the dotted line, look at the fine print. Focus especially on such details as insurance and warranty. You need to make sure that you are well covered should anything happen a few years down the line. It is also important to ascertain that the details you discussed about the installation are accurately covered in the contract. 

Parting Shot

Countless homeowners have gone down the tricky road of taking up recommendations without doing proper due diligence, which has led to more losses than gains. If you are not very certain that you know how to pair your windows with their treatment, you can always ask for professional assistance. This ensures that your money doesn’t go to waste when you take up treatments and windows that do not add value to your home.

 

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