Choosing the Right Plantation Shutter Specialist

Choosing the Right Plantation Shutter Specialist

Choosing the Right Plantation Shutter SpecialistAre you considering investing in new plantation shutters for your home? Here are some tips to ensuring that you select the right plantation shutter specialist for the job.

Ask for References

One of the best ways to ensure that you are going with the right plantation shutter specialist is to ask friends and neighbors who have invested in plantation shutters themselves. Don’t know anyone in your area who has recently invested in these window treatments? No problem—a great plantation shutter specialist will be able to provide you with a list of references themselves. Just be sure to follow through on those references to ensure that they are in fact positive ones. If you find yourself talking to happy customers who would go with that shutter specialist again, then you are on the right track.

Consider Factory Direct

Investing in “factory direct” shutters is a great way to save on your window treatments without sacrificing quality. Rather than paying extra for your shutter specialist to have their shutters shipped from another manufacturer, you’ll be paying for made-to-order shutters that are made locally. You won’t need to worry about paying hidden transportation or middleman costs, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of supporting a local business to boot.

Look for a Great Warranty

A great shutter company will build their shutters to last for years to come, but that doesn’t eliminate the need for a warranty. Look for a company who will stand by their own work and who will guarantee a long lifespan for your plantation shutter investment. Ideally, you should look for a comprehensive lifetime warrantee on your shutters.

Get an In-Home Consultation and Estimate

Of course, you should also meet with the shutter specialist for an in-home consultation and for an estimate on how much your project will cost. Many shutter specialists offer free in-home consultations and estimates, and this gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and to get a better feel for how they function as a business.

Ask Detailed Questions About Quality and Finish

Don’t be afraid to ask detailed questions about the manufacturing and finishing processes that will go into the shutters that you purchase. A company that is centered around best practices and high quality work will be happy to give you detailed answers to these questions, including which materials they work with and which types of finishes they use. If you sense after getting answers to these questions that the company you are meeting with cuts corners in the manufacturing process, then it’s time to keep looking.


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