Tips On Finding A Tinting Company
Finding the right company for a project is never easy, and this usually only gets harder the bigger and more costly the project is. When it comes to finding a residential window tinting company in Houston, here are some tips to make sure you choose someone who will go to bat for you.
Probably the least fun part of the process, but arguably the most necessary, is gathering as much data as you can on the companies in your area. While tedious, this is also where you can potentially find some great deals. Just remember, the more information that you have to work with, the more informed your decision will be.
Word of Mouth – Word of mouth will always be one of the best ways to determine how well a company performs their job, regardless of how internet technology progresses. Whether it is from your friends or family, a business associate, or even another local business, just ask someone you trust who has use one of the local businesses in your area.
Reviews – Reviews on a review site should probably not be weighted as heavily as a good recommendation through word of mouth, but they are far from useless. The truth is, there is a whole spectrum of review sites that range from trustworthy to nepotic. Some of the more reputable sites include BBB, Google My Business, and even Facebook.
Online Presence – It’s never a good idea to take something right out of the horses mouth when deciding on a contractor, but that doesn’t mean they don’t offer great information. Checking their website can actually save a lot of time, as a successful tinting contractor will likely list or link much of the information you’re looking for right on their site.
Once you’ve gathered all of the information that you need, it’s time to see who comes out ahead. There are likely to be all kinds of metrics running through your head, but here are some common ones that we have found help homeowners make a decision.
Price – Many people make the mistake of focusing solely on price. There is definitely more to consider, however it is far and away one of the most important metrics you’ll be looking at. When comparing, just remember, prices that are conspicuously low are likely due to a contractor cutting corners.
Quality – Besides price, the most important thing you’re looking for is quality. If you can’t afford it, you can’t get it, but if it’s not worth it, you don’t want it. The general quality of a Houston residential tinting company can sometimes be hard to discern, but hopefully the companies you’re looking at will want to showcase their previous work.
Experience – When you’re having trouble defining the quality of a tinting contractor’s work, another way to determine their skill level is how long they have been in business. Generally, the word would get out fast if a company was providing low quality tinting services, and they wouldn’t stay in business long. Staying power is always a great quality indicator.
It’s unfortunate that we live in a world where we can have all the information, and still make a bad decision. But that’s the way it is, so it is important that people weigh their decisions carefully.
Trust Your Gut – You’re the one that will have to deal with any sub par work, so do not be afraid to trust your gut when it seems like a tinting company won’t work out for you. If they get angry that you have decided to look at someone else, that is categorical proof that their customer service, and probably work quality, are lacking.
Get It In Writing – You should never hire anybody to work on your home without a written contract detailing explicitly the job to be done, when it will be completed, and what and how payment should be made. Your home is a major asset, and this is an absolute must to protect it.
Why Sundown Window Tinting?
We don’t want to be just any tinting company, we want to offer the best residential tinting service in Houston. Our job isn’t complete until you are satisfied, and we are committed to working with you every step of the way until your design is realized. Let us show you the value of our service with a beautiful new Houston window tint film installation.