There are probably more than a few carriers of Hunter Douglas shutters, shades, or blinds in your area. It is a quality and time-tested brand name to carry when you’re in the window treatment business. In addition to the brand selections around, it’s also good to look at the services provided by window treatment businesses because some definitely offer more than others. The best of the best in window treatment centers will offer you certain free services when others will charge. They also hold the highest quality brands and designers to give you the most options as possible.
When choosing a window treatment service, you should always ask if they offer free estimates, as many do. When a window designer or technician comes to your home they should do the measuring as well as provide design suggestions during the estimate process. You should also ask to see a portfolio of examples and designs if you aren’t offered one.
There are certain services and products to look for if you have unique windows in your home. Motorized drapery track systems can be customized for your larger windows that are difficult to reach. In addition to being measured, fitted, and installed specifically to your windows, they can also be designed in such a way that perfectly matches the decor in that particular room. With motorized drapery track systems you can adjust the settings to alter the light and heat in the room throughout the day. This can be done with the use of hard-wired or battery operated remote controls. All in all this type of drape would be completely unique to your house and window, and will also easily allow you to cover large windows that otherwise would not be covered because of their size.
Another great service that is offered by only the best of window treatment businesses is repair. No matter where you purchased your blinds, shutter, or drapes you should be able to them repaired all in one place. For larger windows with more complex features, as mentioned above with the motorized drapery track systems, a technician should come to your home to take a look at the problem and quickly repair it. Depending on the servicer, they may only fix certain kinds of brands or they may do repairs on a whole host of brands so be sure to ask up front.
And finally, one last element of a great window treatment servicer is one that you would think that should always be included but it is surprisingly not, and that is installation. Many window treatment services might slide over this feature while pricing because many customers assume that it will be included. However, many sub-par services may only provide the measurements, custom designs and production without including installation. So during your search also ask about the installation that should always be a part of the deal.
Hopefully this brief list will help you during your search for the ultimate window treatment servicer, because it does include those special items that should always be offered to you.