When you’re making a decision to have your home painted, it’s a wise decision to contact a professional painting contractor. However, you may stress yourself needlessly by fretting over the right choice of contractors. How do you go about making the right decision?
Here are some things to know. We call it the Rules of Threes:
a. Get estimates from at least three painting contractors. Overall, the estimates should be within range of one another. If a contractor gives you a price that is noticeably low, call them up and ask them why. Maybe some small yet necessary parts of the project are being eliminated.
b. Ask the painting contractor questions, including these three:
Do you have the required licenses?
Do you have insurance and bonding?
Do you offer written guarantees of your work?
Let the contractor know that you’re a person that does homework, and you’re familiar with the painting job to be done. Ask other questions, to be sure, but make sure the above three are a part of your interview.
c. Secure a minimum of three references from former customers and try to visit them in order to see the work that was done. It’s well worth the time invested to make sure that you’re getting a contractor who is reliable and thorough. Look for small details that might have been overlooked. Ask the former customers about the professionalism and seriousness of the workers. You could save yourself a lot of heartache later on.
Of course there are many other aspects of the pre-selection that you should remember, such as reviewing the written contract and looking at the professionalism of the contractor. Just remember, that by adhering to our Rules of Threes, you can get a good start on your selection of the very best painting contractor at the price you want.