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Blind Installer

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Window Blind Installation and Repair Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Blind Installer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Blind Installer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Blind Installer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Window Blind Installation and Repair Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Blind Installer - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Window Blind Installation and Repair Service at a fair price?Find a Blind Installer that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Blind Installer prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Window Blind Installation and Repair Service?Most Window Blind Installation and Repair Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Blind Installer ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Blind Installer.
Do I need to use a licensed Blind Installer for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?Window Blind Installation and Repair Service is commonly performed without a professional license.
Should I use an insured Blind Installer for my project?Insurance is usually not required for or needed for Window Blind Installation and Repair Service.
Does my Blind Installer need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Window Blind Installation and Repair Service.

Blind Installer - Services

A Blind Installer can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Window Blind Installation and Repair Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Blind Installer - Finding and Hiring

Not every Blind Installer has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Blind Installer matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Blind Installer to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Blind Installer - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Blind Installer. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Blind Installer. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Blind Installer's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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