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.
I write this email in appreciation of the excellent service provided to me on three separate occasions when I have purchased blinds from The Blinds Gallery for our house. I have purchased approximately forty blinds, both manually and electronically controlled and have found the process quite seamless.
On each occasion when dealing with the staff I have received excellent service. The sales team have been very knowledgeable regarding the product they are selling.
Your front of house Hayley does her job to perfection and does an excellent job in promoting your brand. John, from a service and a technical side of the business does a great job and is very knowledgeable with the products and procedures. Nothing was too much trouble.
Nick. He is an excellent trades person and is an excellent example of the quality that The Blinds Gallery offers. I have recommended The Blinds Gallery to several friends and family as we have big windows where the up/down blinds are required.
Hayley and John, please pass on my sincere thanks to Nick for his excellent trades skills and forward this email to the appropriate people.
Kind regards David - Maylands
I have just had the guys leave from the installation of my new curtains. I couldn’t jump on here quick enough and let you know what an amazing experience we have had and they look fantastic!
Right from the moment of meeting you Ferne, helping pick out the curtains and being patient with the decision making of two girls who can’t make up their mind, to the two men who came to install them. They were amazing, there was no mess left, they were polite and did such a great job at the install.
We will definitely be back to finish the rest of the house soon!
Thank you again!
Laura & Kiara - Wellard
I am writing to say thank you very much for everything you have done for us in regards to our blinds installation.
We have found the quality and value far superior to any other blinds company.
Also, it has been a pleasure dealing with your friendly and professional staff.
Vaughan and Kathy Anderson - Madeley
I wish to say how delighted I am with the blinds that you recently made and installed for me. I must also mention that your prices were excellent compared to other quotes I received.
Janine - Jolimont
I would just like to say what wonderful customer service Michelle gave me when I came into the display showroom. I had a good idea of what I wanted but Michelle made suggestions and recommendations and showed me products I wasn't familiar with.
Amanda - Aveley
I have found your blinds give good value for price, and the installers are very pleasant and helpful. I wanted to let you know what a good experience dealing with your company has been.
Sally - Wanneroo
Thank you for such a prompt reply and especially to Teresa for fantastic service when we met on Saturday.
Luke - Caversham
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for our amazing shutters they look amazing and really finish the house off. Lee was great to - very thorough and clean. Customer service was of very high standard and i would have no hesitation in recommending you. Thanks again.
Dea - Gwelup
Just to say "thank you" to everyone involved in the quoting, measuring, manufacture and instillation of internal shutters. We had a few hiccoughs upstairs but these problems were addressed and resolved. Downstairs went like clockwork. Manufacturing time was much less and instillation was quick, clean and efficient thanks to Lee and Say who were like a well oiled machine. Great teamwork. Absolutely love the product and due to the efficiencies and the manner in which problems were handled, I would have no hesitation in recommending The Blinds Gallery.
Hilary - Fremantle
I recently purchased some shutters from The Blinds Gallery. These beautiful cream shutters have added value to my property. I am eternally grateful for their business qualities and kindness. The installers, Neil and partner, where very professional with there work ethic and could not have been more pleasant. I'd also like to thank Giulia and Celia. Thank you all very much.
Jennie - Applecross