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« on: November 19, 2012, 08:37:50 AM »
I had a family referral come over this past weekend to provide a quote on shutters.  Coincidentally some random guy was walking around the neighborhood trying to promote his shutter company.  He asked if I had time for a quote, and I happily obliged since it's always good to have multiple bids.  The salesman seemed very confident on his pricing and said his prices can not be beat because they're a shutter manufacturer based on Norco, CA yadda yadda yadda. 

Long story short, the family referral quoted me 4300 for 23 shutters on 275.5 sq ft.  Or about 15.61 per sq ft

The random salesman quoted me 3400 for the same job.  Or about 12.34 per sq ft.

I remember in previous threads that USC's guy Tim was doing faux wood blinds at about 14 per sq ft, both of the quotes I received were real wood, so I'm assuming it'll be a little more expensive than faux.  The random guy's company was called E&J shutters, he said they've been in business for 15 years and are licensed/bonded. 

What worries me is that when I do a quick google search on E&J, there is not a single review on any of the work they've done, which is troubling for a company that's been around 15 years.

Both of these installers want 50% payment upfront, maybe I should just swipe a credit card so if anything goes sour I can always initiate a chargeback. 

What are your thoughts?  Do those prices seem in-line with the current marketplace?  Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 03:42:43 PM »
seems like a decent price.   I'm getting much higher quotes.   13 windows (forget sq footage) but got a quote for 5,000 and one for 4,300.   I don't want a bar and was told consistently that it was more expensive to do it that way (so I'm told).

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 09:02:52 PM »
I got hidden tilt for +1.00/sq ft and top/bottom split opening for +1.00/sq ft.  Total came out to 15.00/sq ft for me, and I also paid 50% up front.  I did mine through Tim, but it was before he started to flake on everyone.

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 11:33:35 AM »
pay cash usually you get a some discount like 5% (you save money, they save tax). with cash you need to use a reputable company though
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Re: Shutters
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 11:38:40 AM »
with cash you need to use a reputable company though

kind of an oxymoron dont you think  :)

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 12:19:18 PM »
As someone mentioned in the other shutter thread, you can contact Express Blinds (company that Tim used to work for) and get a quote from them...1-800-924-1097...ask for Young.
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Re: Shutters
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 06:48:24 PM »
We went with Jose Napoles, the owner of Valentino shutter in Santa Ana.  The first time we used him in our old house, he didn't ask for any down payment on a 4K plus job.  We recently purchased another home and called Valentino again.  They are a bigger business now, so they asked for a 10% deposit.  We are happy with the quality of their work, but like most other contractors, once they are paid in full, they are always too busy to come back to fix the minor stuff.

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 12:08:49 PM »
I got 11 plantation shutters with frames for $2,500 installed.  The shutters are made in China, so it took 3 months from time of order to installation. 

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 06:39:35 AM »
i went with the same route zubs...  mine is taking about 5 weeks...  i also ordered combi shades...  hopefully it'll look nice... 

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 10:00:40 AM »
At first we were going to do all shutters then we went to the showroom and now we are doing shutters, vignettes and silhouettes. My wife thinks it will look good, she pointed out that model homes typically use a variety of treatments

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 10:14:51 AM »
Mixing up window coverings is always good... if we were getting into a new home (lucky you qwerty) I would probably do shutters on some spaces on the 1st floor, drapes/shades on others and drapes and blinds on the 2nd floor rooms.
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Re: Shutters
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 06:10:17 AM »
@qwerty - we decided on the same...  all shutters would be overwhelming.  we're going with a mix of shutters, combi shades, and curtains...  speaking of curtains anyone know where they sell ones? 

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2012, 09:42:25 PM »
@qwerty - we decided on the same...  all shutters would be overwhelming.  we're going with a mix of shutters, combi shades, and curtains...  speaking of curtains anyone know where they sell ones? 

Plenty of them in Home Depot in Lowes, also try the JCPenney Home Store in Westminster.

The problem I run into with curatins is that most of them are 84". So if you have higher ceilings you might need the 95 inch ones.

If anyone knows of a good store that carries the 95 inch ones locally let me know.

Amazon also has a ton of them.

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 01:43:41 PM »
http://www.restorationhardware.com/ has some longer curtains. But I am not sure if they are good or not.

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Re: Shutters
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 01:51:14 PM »
I remember Bed, Bath, Beyond used to carry longer curtains.
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