3 Signs You Received a Poor Quote on Shutters in Colorado Springs03/27/2017Gary Harding When you invite a window treatment professional, home designer or any other home service provider into your Colorado Springs home, you place a lot of faith in those service providers. Sadly, some home service providers can exploit your trust, particularly when they give you a quote. To help you in getting top-notch home services, we’ve assembled some of the warning signs of a bad shutter quote, and the things you can do to protect yourself when getting a Colorado Springs shutter quote and choosing a shutter company. Note that while our experience is primarily in shutters and window fashions in Colorado Springs, these can apply to any home service, from flooring installers to roofers and beyond. Symptoms of a Bad Shutter Quote The most telltale signs that you’re being fooled during a shutter quote apply to just about every home service. Here are a couple of the most frequent warning signs. The Price You Get Is The Lowest By Far If you receive a shutter quote from a company and it’s way cheaper than any other quote, be on your toes. The company might be quoting you for a super basic product that doesn’t include the options you thought you were getting. Remember, if it appears too good to be true, it probably is. You Receive A Fantastic Price Quote Sight Unseen Some shutter companies may quote you a fantastic price on shutters without ever stepping foot near your windows, asking about your unique needs and wants, or even measuring the dimensions. A lot goes into picking the right shutter, so if your shutter company can’t get all the details correct, there could be a big gap between a quote and the final price. The Salesperson Tells You Their Product is the Same as the Name Brand A reliable sign that there may be an issue during a shutter or any home service quote is if the service provider insists that their product is identical the name brand. Each product is unique–from material used to construction methods to paint finish and beyond. Yet, companies who provide cheaper products will often tell customers theirs is the same as brand X. It’s done to make you believe you’re getting a high quality product for a cheap price, when you might just be buying a lower-quality product at a matching price. Tips To Guard Yourself Against Phony Shutter Quotes Knowing these symptoms of a bum quote can save you money and stress in the long run, but you can also take a few steps to ensure that you work with a great shutter company. Check Credentials Do some research on your shutter company or home service provider. Resources like Google Reviews or Angie’s List can give you a good image of their reliability. Get A Quote in Writing Don’t always trust a quote you get on the phone. Getting a price quote written out ensures that the details (including sq. footage, extras, and install 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/brand of the product, and details of the warranty–in writing! Work Local Working with a local shutter installer or local contractor gives you less stress when making sure a quote is for exactly what you want. Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs is locally owned and managed, and we strive to simplify the entire shutter-buying process from beginning to end. Get a Reliable Shutter Quote in Colorado Springs Today Get started working with home service companies in Colorado Springs that won’t try to fool you with bad quotes. Call Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs today at 303-625-6431 or use the form below to set up a free window design consultation and get your home project started on the right foot.