At Colorado Shade and Shutter, we offer not only the most striking window coverings from top designers, but also a wide range of services which support our buyers from start to finish! One of the most important parts of the shopping experience is the in-home consultation, which allows buyers to get a better perspective of which shades or shutters would best suit the windows in their homes. Out of all of the inclusive services offered by our window covering professionals and installers, the consultation phase is the most important! This article will walk you through what you can expect to learn from your consultation.

Measurements and Structural Notes

When planning for the installation of custom plantation shutters, shades, or other window accents, it’s important to get the measurements of each window you’ll wish to cover. Due to the multi-part construction of our designer shutters, multiple window measurements will be needed in order to ensure the proper fit once you purchase your desired window covering. This is where the assistance of a licensed professional comes in handy! Our certified installers and consultants bring their own tools and take all necessary measurements while also assessing the structural features of your home’s windows to rule out inconsistencies like warping or wall damage. Once they’ve gathered this information, your consultant will have a better idea of how the installation process may proceed, and will be able to make some recommendations for certain styles of shades or shutters.

Selection and Scheduling

Your consultant will provide you with pamphlets, filled with examples of each type of window covering we offer so you can get a better idea of how your desired selection will appear in the home. Aesthetic preferences covering your desired shutter material and color can be discussed at this point, and we will work with you to find the perfect shutter for your home’s interior and measurements. Your consultant may also discuss your preferences for light control and energy efficiency at this time, offering you the autonomy to concentrate your open-and-close shutters in “open” areas which may receive more sunlight and heat.


Once you’ve confirmed your shade or shutter selection, your consultant will draft your order, alongside the measurements and any additional details obtained from their session in your home. This information will be passed along to your installer, who will schedule a time to come to your home and get the job done. Our installers are licensed, insured, and background checked so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands!

We strive to assist our customers through every step of the way–not just the purchasing phase. Our inclusive services are designed to eliminate hassle and keep all of your information, measurement data and scheduling in one place. For more information about the services and products we offer, visit our website or check out our frequently updated blog.