How To Pick The Best Blinds Company

When it’s time to choose new indoor or outdoor blinds, choosing the right styles, colours and textures is only half the battle. Finding a company you trust can be a challenge. There are so many suppliers and installers out there that it can be a little bit daunting to choose – how do you separate the good from the bad? The best blinds companies will offer quality products and services at an affordable price, but it can be difficult to cut through all the noise to find one that ticks all the boxes.

It’s important to choose a knowledgeable provider that can provide you the advice and support you need to find the right product and who will be there to provide you with an installation or after-care information you require. When it comes to window treatments, quality is important. Choosing the wrong provider or cheap, low quality blinds could end up costing you more in repairs and replacements later on down the line.

With this guide, we hope we can help you pick the best blinds company for you and your needs and budget. Here are a few tips you should keep in mind when finding and evaluating suppliers.

 

Speak to a consultant

Before you decide to purchase new blinds or curtains, you should speak to a consultant and ask plenty of questions. The best blinds companies will be able to provide you with expert guidance and support. This could end up saving you money and could help you to find the best product for your needs. Professional blinds suppliers and installers will know their product line inside out and will be able to provide you with recommendations to suit your needs. Our team of experts at The Blinds Gallery are always happy to speak with you and answer any questions you might have, we will even provide you with a free measure and quote.

When speaking potential blinds companies make sure they take the time to go through your requirements and ideas in detail. If they’re trying to rush you into a decision or use high pressure sales tactics to pressure you into purchasing, then it’s best to avoid them. The best blinds companies will take the time to walk you through their product line and provide suggestions, they’ll also be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a comprehensive quote.

When talking to your consultant in-person or over the phone, it’s a good idea to ask some of the below questions.

Do you have insurance?

It’s important that your chosen blinds company has comprehensive insurance in place, especially if you are having new window treatments installed in your home. This will help to protect you in the event of an accident. It’s important that any contractor used is properly insured to make sure that any injuries or damage are covered, otherwise it could end up being costly for you.

How much experience do you have?

It’s a good idea to gauge the level of experience in the industry that potential suppliers and installers have. The best blinds companies will have plenty of experience under their belt and will be up-to-date with the latest innovations in the industry. At The Blinds Gallery we’ve been a manufacturer and retailer of custom-made window coverings since 1996.

 

Do you have references or testimonials you can share?

Recommendations from other customers or clients who have had good experiences is one of the best ways to determine whether or not you should work with a blinds company. Ask for references or check out their reviews online, this should help you to understand if there is anything you should be concerned about.

What warranties do you have in place?

Blinds and window coverings can be a big investment, so it’s important to ensure that their quality is guaranteed and that there are warranties in place to protect you should there be any faults or issues with your selected product or installation.

 

Can you provide me with an estimate or quote?

It’s important that you get a quote for the product you plan to buy and that any installation costs are disclosed to you, this will help you to avoid any nasty surprises later on down the road!

When will I receive my blinds and when will you install?

An important question to ask is how long you can expect the turnaround on your new blinds or window treatments will be. This will vary depending on the products you choose to purchase. Off the shelf options may be available on the day, or could be delivered in just a few but custom-made items may take longer to get to you. It’s also important to understand scheduling and timings for installation if you plan to have your window treatments professionally installed.

 

What are your payment terms?

Before you decide to go ahead and commit to a purchase, make sure you understand the payment terms of your order. Do you need to pay the full cost upfront, or a deposit with final payment on completion? Will they accept credit cards or do you need to pay via bank transfer? Do they have interest free options available? It’s important to confirm payment methods and timings so that you’re prepared and there are no misunderstandings.

So there you have it! Everything you need to know when choosing the best blinds company for you. If you need help finding the right window coverings, why not give us a call on 137 127 or visit one of our showrooms where you can see our entire product range and speak to our helpful staff in person.

Alternatively, you can contact us online by submitting an enquiry.