3 Signs You Received a Poor Shutters Quote in St. George03/27/2017Kasey Udy When you invite a shutter professional, home designer or any type of home service rep into your St. George home, you place a lot of trust in those people. Unfortunately, some home service companies may exploit that trust, most notably during the quoting process. To help make sure that you get the highest quality home services, Sunburst Shutters St. George has assembled some tips on how to recognize when you’re being fooled by a shutter quote, and the steps you can take to guard yourself when receiving a St. George shutter quote and choosing what company to do business with. Note that while our experience is primarily in shutters and window accessories in St. George, these can apply to any home service, from home security installers to painters and more. Signs 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 common red flags. The Quote You’re Given Is The Best By Far If you get a quote for shutters from someone and much lower than anything else you’ve gotten, pay close attention. The company may be quoting you for a baseline product without features that you may have thought were included. Remember the saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You Receive A Phenomenal Price Quote Sight Unseen Some companies may quote you a great price on shutters without ever looking at your windows, asking about your unique wants, or even measuring the dimensions. There’s a lot that goes into picking a great shutter, so if your shutter dealer doesn’t get all the little things correct, there can be a big gap between a quote and the actual price. The Dealer Tells You Their Product is Identical to the Name Brand A reliable sign that you might be taken in during a shutter or any home service quote is if the salesperson tells you that their product is identical the name brand. Every product is unique from how it’s built to the material to its finish and more. Yet, dealers who offer cheaper products commonly parrot that theirs is the same as brand X. It’s done to make you feel like you’re getting a proven product for a great price, when you’re probably buying a lower-quality product for a lower price. Tips To Guard Yourself Against Bad Home Service Quotes Knowing these symptoms of a phony quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but you can also take a number of steps to ensure that you work with a trustworthy shutter company. Check Their Credentials Do some research on your shutter seller or home remodeler. Resources like Yelp or Google Reviews can give you a good image of their reliability. Get Your Quote in Writing You can’t always trust a quote you hear on the phone. Getting a price quote in writing lets you check that the details (such as square footage, shutter extras, and installation details) all correspond with what you think you’re getting. And be sure that the details are on the quote–like the total area, name and brand of the product, and warranty specifics–in writing! Work Locally Working with a local shutter dealer or local contractor gives you fewer hoops to jump through when making sure a quote is for precisely what you need. Sunburst Shutters St. George is locally owned and operated, and we strive to make the entire shutter-buying process as simple as possible from start to finish. Get a Great Shutter Quote in St. George Today Get started working with a shutter company in St. George that won’t try to fool you with bum quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters St. George today at 435-485-9332 or use the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation and get your purchase started right.