Questions to Ask When Shopping for Shutters

Purchasing shutters can seem like an overwhelming task when you begin to consider the countless options that are available. Fortunately, at Gulf Coast Shutters, we are here to guide you through the process and customize the shutters to your liking. Knowing what questions to ask will make your shopping experience more effective and will result in you getting the perfect shutters for your home.

Gulf Coast Shutters handcrafts all its shutters in-house so that your shutters fit your home like a glove. Below are some questions to consider and ask when searching for shutters.

How long have you been in business?

Knowing how long a shutter company has been in business is important to know. Gulf Coast Shutters has been in the construction business for over 20 years and we’ve built our reputation one job at a time. We have a long-standing history of quality and customer service, so you know that we have the experience to keep your valuable property safe.

Which Shutter Warranty Is Best?

The warranty offered for your shutters can vary depending on the level of protection you choose – including the lifetime, and other extended coverage options you pick. Consider how long you plan to be in the home or when you hope to make more upgrades. If future home improvements include new shutters, purchase the shutter warrantee that works best for your timeline.

Are You Fully Licensed and Insured?

Yes we are and have documentation to show customers. Be certain to ask any shutter company about their installers: Will the person who installs your shutters be licensed, bonded, insured, factory trained and certified? These are important factors to consider.

What about installation times and product availability?

As the customer, your schedule and convenience is important. Before purchasing anything, verify in writing that the products you have chosen will be available when you need them, and that the installation times offered by the store suit your timeline. At Gulf Coast Shutters, we manufacture all our products in-house which give us the ability to have a faster turnaround time.

How Much Do Exterior Shutters Cost?

Your budget will depend on the shutter material, number of shutters needed, and type of shutter hardware used to finish the project. On average, the typical vinyl shutter set is quite economical yet, if you opt for customized shutters, the price can increase per set plus the exterior hardware adds an additional cost per pair. Lowest price does not always mean the best value!

Is your product locally made?

All our products are manufactured and assembled right here in Houma, Louisiana. We believe that investing in your home is an investment in rebuilding our local economy. GCS are produced locally using safe and reliable materials.

Do I Need Exterior Shutter Hardware?

Exterior shutter hardware is often used to accentuate the look of shutters on a home. Shutter hardware can enhance the look of your home as well as make the functionality much easier. Consider the color for your exterior shutter hardware and how it would contrast with your house and shutter color. It’s a good idea to keep the shutter hardware exterior uniform on all windows to keep the look of the home as a whole more appealing. Interior locks are also available for some shutter styles.

What colors are available?

Stores don’t always carry display versions of all of their products. Since Gulf Coast Shutters manufactures all its shutters in-house, we can customize the color as well as the finish. Samples are available for view to help make your decision easier.

Any references from past customers?

Your best bet at determining what kind of service you’ll receive is to ask about the experience of past customers. We will be happy to provide you with references and they should be able to provide you with customer reviews and feedback which showcase a history of customer satisfaction.

Shutters have gone through a remarkable transformation in the last few decades and we can help you with narrowing down the options and answering any questions you may have. We have been providing shutters in the Houma area for over 20 years so give us a call or stop by our shop today to learn more information!

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