What to Look For in a Window Treatment Specialist

image_what-to-look-for-in-a-window-treatment-specialist

The right window affect more than just windows. However, finding the right ones often proves difficult. Hiring a window treatment specialist, means inviting an expert in the industry into your home to share their knowledge with you.  It also means entrusting them with your home, your ideas, and your vision of what you want your home to look like.  With that said, here are some important things to think about to help you take comfort in knowing how to pick the right specialist.

Find the right specialist for your project

Because window treatments come in all shapes and sizes, the expertise of each specialist, within each company, will vary. Some handle shutters and blinds, while others work primarily with fabrics. Still, others possess more knowledge about window films.  Make sure you ask about their experience and knowledge in your areas of interest.  The correct window treatment specialist will be able to advise you on the pros and cons of your interests and help you determine the best choice for your space.

Online research

Once you have decided on a window treatment specialist, look them up online. Look online for any reviews about their current or past work.  There are a number of different review sites that give feedback on window treatment specialists. Find out about their company, and how they handles any mistakes that were made or problems that arose.  Remember, that nobody can make everyone happy, so try giving the benefit of the doubt after reading through the reviews for yourself.

Do a little research on the specialist. How long have they been a window treatment specialist? What kind of training, if any, did they receive?  If they haven’t had professional training, how much experience do they have under someone that did receive training? Sometimes real life experiences far outweigh traditional training.

Warranty or Guarantee

Because window treatments are such an important part of your home décor, a warranty or guarantee might be necessary. Depending on your particular project, ask if your window treatment specialist provides a warranty on the product as well as the work that is being done. You should also ask about a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. It’s important to know how do they plan to correct any unforeseen problems that may arise, before they actually do. A great window treatment specialist will most likely have a process, in writing, for covering the repairs of any damage that may come from the work they are doing.  Additionally, most businesses are insured for occasions such as this. It is always best to check before  unexpected surprises occur.

References and Examples

One of the best ways to advertise is by word of mouth. If a window treatment specialist provides excellent service, their customers are usually more than happy to spread the word.  Ask your specialist for references. If they cannot provide any, ask to at least see examples of previous work performed.  Today, portfolios are an easy reference to keep on hand; whether it’s online through a social media channel or the traditional before and after photos.

 

In conclusion, any window treatment specialist that you decide to use for your home project, should be able to tell you about any new products, appropriate fabrics or materials for any use, plus any special innovations and values from manufacturers and suppliers. They should also be able to add valuable suggestions and ideas to yours and give opinions on ways to create the look you desire.  Finding the right window specialist doesn’t have to be a nightmare, and by doing a little homework beforehand, you will be sure to have a pleasant experience that will leave you enjoying your home for many years to come.