Hiring a painting company can be a big decision. With so many out there, how can you be sure you’re making the right choice?
Here are some tips to get you started.
Have any of your friends or neighbors had their homes painted recently? Do you like the results? Ask who did their work.
Get an estimate
Get multiple estimates if you want, but don’t forget to compare quality along with prices. If estimates differ greatly, ask why. Make sure the company doesn’t plan to cut corners or use lower quality product. Walk the estimator around and show him or her exactly what you want done. Be specific and make sure the estimator understands exactly what you want. Make sure prep work and any necessary repairs are included in the estimate.
Ask about employees
Look for a company that hires employees rather than subcontractors. A company that screens and hires employees is accountable for the work and conduct of those employees. Ask if employees undergo a criminal background check and a drug screening before they are allowed to work in or around customers’ homes.
Ask About Insurance
An uninsured or underinsured contractor might save you money, but leaves you vulnerable to a civil lawsuit if anything happens to workers on your property, and leaves you paying for any damages to your property.
Make sure the company guarantees their work
A good company will make it right if you are not 100% satisfied.
Check reviews and references
Look for testimonials on the company website and customer reviews on independent sites like Yelp and Angie’s List. Call references if they are provided.
Listen to your gut
Does something seem off? Was the estimator less than professional? Does the deal they’re offering seem too good be true? Go with your gut.
Read the estimate carefully
When you receive your estimate, read it carefully to make sure it includes everything you discussed with the estimator. If you don’t understand something, or if the estimate seems different than what was discussed, call and ask for clarification.
Ready to get started? Call us today to schedule your free estimate.