Tips on Hiring the Right Home Theater Installer
Select someone locally. Find a professional home theater company within a 50-mile range of your home. You are more likely to have an installer come by and tweak your system, if need be, when you are within a reasonable distance.
Ask for a link to the home theater installation company's Web site or for some images of recently completed installations. Also, ask to visit the home theater installers' showroom to provide you with living examples of their workmanship. Check our our portfolio. Here at Atlanta Audio we have a 6,000 square foot showhouse that showcases home automation, home theater options, whole house audio, lighting control, media rooms, video surveillance, and much more. Call us today to set up an appointment or visit our website at www.atlantaaudio.com.
Ask for references on finished projects that are similar to what you have in mind for your home theater and are relatively within the same cost range. Ask the homeowner about how the installation company works and how satisfied they are with the finished results. Visit our customer testimonials to get an idea of what our customers say about Atlanta Audio.
Find out how an installer works. For example if you are a neat freak and your professional installer is very proficient in plasma and audio technologies but can seem a little scatterbrained or sloppy, your working styles may not connect.
Before beginning the work that both of you agreed upon, the home theater company should provide you with a complete signed contract that details pricing, equipment specifications, deliverable dates if your project runs in phases and a payment structure. Final payment should always occur upon completion of the project.
Ask the home theater installation company for a copy of their liability insurance policy to cover you and the installer if something should go wrong. A minimum $500,000 policy is typically best for everyone involved. It's rare, but we have heard of displays tipping over and breaking by accident during an installation. These issues would be covered under the home theater installation company's policy. If you accidentally break your plasma TV, it's typically covered under your homeowner's policy.
While references are typically your best insight into how someone works on their installation projects, ask the professional home theater installer for a general background of their training. Many home theater installation companies have licensed electricians on their teams and may have additional trade certifications as well. In certain situations, electrical or building permits might be required and you want to be sure that your professional will be able to pull the permits for you. Here at Atlalnta Audio we are licensed and insured so you can be assured that you are dealing with top notch professionals.
Atlanta Audio & Automation is a professional electronics systems integrator specializing in custom home theater and home automation. Visit our website to learn more about WHY you should choose Atlanta Audio.
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