7 Things to Watch Out for in a Shutter Company
Here are seven essential things you should know about a shutter company when you’re shopping for window treatments and want to avoid headaches, delivery delays, and installation problems.
1. Get More Than the “Cookie-Cutter” Approach
Many window treatment companies don’t fit the shutters to your exact specifications. The color might be a little off, the fit a touch loose, the finish scuffed. Here at Regency we handcraft our shutters in our local factory so that your window shades and shutters fit your home like a glove.
2. Know The “Wood vs. Poly” Argument.
There will always be shutter companies who push wood shutters, but one alternative to consider are poly shutters. Unlike wood, poly shutters never swell, peel, crack, warp or yellow. They don’t lose tension, and will work perfectly for years, their water-based finish ensuring true colors without any toxic element.
3. Full-time Craftsman vs. Part-Time Subcontractor
Always ask your shutter provider if they use subcontractors to install and service their shutters. Why? Part-Time installers are not directly employed by, nor accountable to, the shutter company. Pick a shutter company you can trust, like Regency Shutter and Shade.
4. Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
Last year alone there were over 5,000 complaints filed with the License Board over contractors providing faulty custom materials and shoddy installation. Make a simple inquiry with the License Board at (850) 487-1395 and select a company like Regency that has NEVER had a complaint filed against them with The Florida State License Board.
5. Don’t Get Sold. Get Educated.
Before shelling out cash, ask your shutter company for a free in-home design consultation in order to learn about what’s new and exciting in shutters. But more than just data, be careful to listen for someone who is helping you learn exactly what’s needed to make the right decision, no matter who you order your shutters from.
6. Lowest Price Doesn’t Mean Best Value
Did you know that some shutters provide up to 27% more insulation for your home than others? And some give you up to 65% more variable light control? No one expects energy costs to decrease, so selecting the right shutters for your windows can actually put thousands of dollars back into your pocket rather than in the local utility coffers.
7. A 24/7 Approach to Customer Service
Ask your shutter company if they provide 24/7 customer service to address any questions that may arise. At Regency Shutter and Shade, we’re committed to providing high quality service with every job. Our team of design and installation professionals are available around the clock to ensure our clients receive the highest level of service.
Shutters have gone through a remarkable transformation in the last few decades, with product and service options that you ought to know about before you make a decision. You shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get your shutter company to tell you about the full range of options available. You deserve straight answers in a timely manner so that you can make the best shutter choice for you and your family.
Come stop by our showroom to see our wide selection of window treatments, or call us to schedule a free-in home consultation to discuss your possibilities.