Choosing a Professional Installer or DIY
Could you tell me what your options are?
Suppose you are purchasing a curtain from AKON and considering installation. This guide will help you decide whether to install your curtain or have AKON provide you with an installer or distributor for a turnkey solution.
Option #1 – Performing Your Own Installation
It is actually very common for our customers to perform their own installations. Installing curtains seems more daunting than it actually is. Most curtain installations are unobstructed from the ceiling, making them very easy to install. 95% of our curtain systems are installed by the customer, who either installs them themselves or sources a local general contractor or handyman.
If your curtain system includes a curtain track allowing you to roll the curtains from side to side, you can view our installation directions. These detailed directions include everything you need to know to install the industrial curtain kits. These curtain tracks are a straightforward bolt-together design, making them quick installs.
Option #2 – Purchasing Curtain From AKON, Then Use an Independent Installer
If you have a reasonably large curtain system ($5,000-$80,000 ), then you can purchase the curtain system directly from Akon, and we can put you in contact with one of our national installers. With this option, your Akon representative would work closely with you to give you guidelines on measuring your curtain and discuss hardware mounting options in detail. We find that hardware selection is about 90% of the decision-making process for industrial curtain systems. As such, we ask that you email us some digital pictures of your roof deck where you plan to hang the curtains so we can choose the proper hardware for your project.
After we figure out the right components for your application, we will send you a detailed quote. After you have reviewed your quote, we will then put you in contact with one of our national installers, who you will work directly with to coordinate the installation once the materials have arrived on-site. If you choose this option, please ask your Akon sales representatives for a local installer in your area.
Option #3 – Purchasing Your Curtain System From a Distributor / Installer
If you have a reasonably large curtain system ($2,000-$80,000 ), then you can purchase your curtain system from a local AKON distributor/installer. They will visit the site to measure and discuss your installation options before placing your order. While this option will be more expensive due to the turnkey solution (about 20% more), we find that some of our customers are extremely busy and can’t be bothered with any downtime or unforeseen issues. If you choose this option, please ask your Akon sales representatives for a local distributor/installer in your area.