Choosing the Right Paint Contractor There are countless painting contractors out there these days. With so many choices available, it can be difficult to discern the good contractors from the bad. Whether your needs are commercial, residential, interior or exterior the following guidelines can help you sift through all the choices and find the right paint contractor for you. Ask for references A good place to start is by asking family, friends, and co-workers for recommendations. Is there anyone you know that has recently hired a painting contractor that has exceeded their expectations? If not, choose several contractors you feel can meet your needs and ask them for references to get a better idea of how satisfied their previous clients have been with their work. Get several quotes Although it might seem time consuming and inconvenient, you should always get a minimum of three quotes from three different contractors. Getting a minimum of three quotes not only helps you estimate what the job is going to cost, but also helps you to learn how each contractor operates. The quote process allows you to ask as many questions as you can about your project, the contractor, and how they plan to do the job. Does the contractor offer a guarantee? If so, be sure that you get it in writing. Is the contractor courteous and timely? Often if a contractor is late to an appointment and doesn’t call it is a clear signal that they will do the same throughout the job. By asking questions and listening to how the contractor responds, you can learn a lot about how a contractor will conduct himself on your project. Most importantly, if you have a bad feeling about a contractor don’t hire them. Chances are you feel that way for a reason. Choose the best value When reviewing your quotes, remember that the price should never be your sole deciding factor. Keep in mind that the lowest bidder is not always the best choice. Be sure you are fully aware of what is included and not included in each quote. The contractor that is the best value will provide the best quality and level of service at the best price. Check the insurance policy Before hiring a contractor make sure you ask for a copy of his insurance policy. Most contractors are required to carry some kind of liability insurance. If the contractor is unwilling or unable to provide a copy of his insurance policy, consider hiring someone else. The moment an uninsured or underinsured contractor steps onto your property, you could be liable if anything happens. Sign a contract Always be sure to have a written contract. Take the time to read it thoroughly before signing it. The contract should clearly state the agreement between you and the contractor. Even if the contract is not perfect, it is far better to have something in writing than nothing at all. Ask questions and don’t be afraid to ask for changes to the contract if you believe some of the clauses are unfair. Later, if there are any questions regarding what your agreement was, you can refer to the contract instead of relying on your memory. Inspect the work When the job is complete, thoroughly inspect the work before the contractor departs. Most good contractors will walk you through the work to ensure that you’re completely happy with everything. Depending on the project, this normally takes less than 30 minutes and more often than not, you will find something that needs attention. It is far easier to address these issues while the contractor is present instead of days or weeks later.
For many years, the painting and coating specialists at Streamline Painting, Inc. have been delivering exceptional service to both residential and commercial clients all across the Denver metro area. Their expert team of painters is dedicated to answering all your questions, addressing any issues and finishing every job with precision. For more information on Streamline Painting, Inc. please call 720-232-9954 or visit http://www.streamlinepaintingdenver.com.
Published on Dec 13, 2012
Published on Dec 13, 2012
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