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What To Expect At Your Atlanta In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

To help you pick the best window treatments for your windows, some companies, like Sunburst, start out with an in-home consultation. By taking products to you, we can present how different window treatments would work in your room. This process helps you envision your options and helps you feel great about your final choice.

But what happens during an in-home consultation? And how will bringing samples to your home allow you to better choose the perfect window treatment? Every shutter and window treatment company may have different procedures for their in-home consultation, but here is what you will find during your Sunburst consultation.

Stepping Through A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

People viewing window treatment samples.

Start by making an appointment by contacting your local representative. If you already have a shutter or window treatment in mind, like our Polywood® plantation shutter, then we will make sure to bring you some options available for your preferred choice. We will also show additional treatments, so you can know that your choice matches your ideas.

After we come to your house, we’ll sit down and discuss what you want 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 the room is used and what style you want to attain. We want to achieve your final vision, so the more information, the better.

We might show you many different window treatments and compare each style against each other. Most clients want to try out a few different treatments, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or picking the perfect stain to match your color scheme. We’ll also show you all the options available for the shutter, shade, or blind, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once a decision is made, we’ll find the exact measurements of your windows. We will typically measure the windows in every room in your home—even if you only want to make a purchase for select rooms. We perform this service because a lot of our customers ask to order additional shutters or blinds without another consultation. Finally, we will guide you through a detailed, written quote, so there are no phantom numbers on your invoice.

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

Red Flags For A Bad In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are confident that Sunburst will carry out an easy and enjoyable in-home consultation, there are some actions you should never see from any window treatment rep. After all, the quality of your consultation experience mirrors the quality of the window treatments.

Above all else, your salesperson should treat your home with respect. He or she should arrive on time, ready to present, and offer to protect your floors with shoe booties. Your consultant should always have product and company brochures and pricing details.

When it comes to price, you should expect a complete written quote. Don’t accept a vague guess, scribbled on a blank page or the back of a business card. And don’t take a quote before they take any window measurements. You want to know how much product and installation should cost. If you haven’t already, search for any references and online reviews before you place an order.

Discover The Perfect Window Treatments At Your Sunburst In-Home Consultation

At Sunburst, we strive to match your windows with the best window treatment. Our representatives strive to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And you should never get any pricing or quality surprises later on. Just call at 404-962-8517 to set up your in-home consultation.