Choosing a Professional Installer or DIY
What are Your Options?
If you are purchasing a curtain from AKON then you might also be making considerations about installation. This guide will help you make an informed decision on whether to install your own curtain or to have AKON provide you with an installer or installer distributor for a turnkey solution.
Option #1 – Performing Your Own Installation
It is actually very common for our customers to perform their own installations. In fact, installing curtains seems more daunting than it actually is. Most curtain installations are unobstructed from the ceiling down making them very easy to install. We would estimate that 95% of all of our curtain systems are installed by the customer themselves whom either do the installation themselves or who source a local general contractor or handyman.
If you’re curtain system includes curtain track which allows you to roll the curtains from side to side then you can simply view our installation directions. These detailed directions include just about everything you need to know for you to install the industrial curtain kits. These curtain tracks are a very simple bolt together design making them quick installs.
Option #2 – Purchasing Curtain From AKON Then Use an Independent Installer
If you have a fairly 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 how to measure for your curtain and discuss hardware mounting options in detail. We find that hardware selection is about 90% of decision making process for industrial curtain systems. As such, we might ask you to email us some digital pictures of your roof deck where you plan to hang the curtains so that we can choose the proper hardware for your project.
After we have determined the correct components for your application, we would then provide you with a detailed quote. After you have reviewed your quote, we would then put you in contact with one of our national installers who you would 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 fairly large curtain system ($2,000-$80,000 ) then you can purchase your curtain system from a local AKON distributor / installer. They will do a site visit before your order is placed to measure and discuss your installation options with you. While this option is going to 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 any unforeseen issues. If you choose this option please ask your Akon sales representatives for a local distributor/installer in your area.
For more information on how we can help you set up the right industrial curtains for your business and a free quote, don’t hesitate to contact us today.