Investing in anything for your home is a big decision, and window treatments are not different. Roller shutters are one of the options on the market for people looking for a sturdy, well-built, aesthetically pleasing window treatment. However, when shopping around for a roller shutter company, you should keep these tips in mind before choosing which one you want to work with on your Sydney or Gold Coast home.
1. Check the company’s installation track record.
Does the company you are looking to work with have permanent, trained installers or do they hire contractors to do the work? Some companies outsource the installation of shutters to other contractors. Because the contractor is often compensated based on the number of shutters they install, it can compromise the quality of the installation because they are more concerned with the number of shutters installed, which can result in a poor installation.
Working with a company such as AdShutters, you’ll always have a trained team member installing your Sydney or Gold Coast shutters. You’ll never experience the issues that follow outsourced installation contractors.
2. Check the quality of shutters the company is using.
Not all shutters are created equal. Some foreign imported shutters are sometimes less reliable than Australian-made shutters. However, a lower price does not always mean low quality. There are two factors that customers need to be aware of that affect the quality of the shutters and how they work.
First, the quality of the shutter and how well they are made. Second, the installation. Both the construction and installation of the shutters are important to the way the shutters will function. AdShutters uses only Australian-made shutters and expert installation on every project.
3. Who will be pricing and quoting your shutter project from the company?
To gain increased sales, some companies will hire salespeople to do their quoting. However, salespeople do not always have the industry expertise necessary to create an accurate quote. This can result in inflated pricing due to the incorrect scope or scale of the project. Also, salespeople are paid on performance, so you can wind up with quotes for non-essential items just for an increased value of the sale.
As a word of caution, customers should always seek more than one quote before working with a company. At AdShutters, our quotes are completed by industry experts who are familiar with various job sizes and materials needed, so quotes are accurate.
4. Check on the company’s installation policies within your home.
Once your shutter installation is complete, you should be able to go right in your home with no additional cleanup necessary. Work with a company that ensures your premises will be clean and tidy after the job is completed. Get clarification from your installer before the job is started.
At AdShutters, we leave your property the way we found it—clean and debris free.
5. Know if your shutters come with a guarantee before you purchase!
You should feel confident that the company you are working with will complete the job in a professional manner. However, since mishaps do happen, you should at least get peace of mind with a guarantee on your product and services. Prior to working with a company, do your research on the type of guarantee they provide and make sure it is in line with the investment you are putting into your roller shutters.
At AdShutters, we pride ourselves in providing a professional service from the moment we offer a quote through to the finished installation. We work as a tight team, so the person who quotes your job will be the same person who installs your shutters. Our technicians are backed by a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field, which means our quotes are accurate and our work is solid. All our shutters come with a 10-year quality assurance guarantee that you can rely on!