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Drapery Installer

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Drapery Installation Service

January 2014

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

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

Drapery Installer - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Drapery Installation Service at a fair price?Find a Drapery 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 Drapery 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 Drapery Installation Service?Most Drapery Installation Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Drapery 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 Drapery Installer.
Do I need to use a licensed Drapery Installer for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?Drapery Installation Service is commonly performed without a professional license.
Should I use an insured Drapery Installer for my project?Insurance is usually not required for or needed for Drapery Installation Service.
Does my Drapery Installer need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Drapery Installation Service.

Drapery Installer - Services

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

Drapery Installer - Finding and Hiring

Not every Drapery 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 Drapery 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 Drapery Installer to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Drapery Installer - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

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



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