Choosing the right contractor to work on your home is a very important task. Your house is a big investment, and it is important that you choose the right contractor who will do the right job. Poor workmanship can diminish the value of your house and damage your investment in the long run.
Painting your own house costs a lot of time and labor, and using a professional contractor can relieve the stress of painting your home. A professional will achieve the best possible job. Here we’ll give you some tips on how to choose the right contractor and show you why Perfect Painting & Remodeling can do the job for you!
Reputation and Experience
Does your desired contractor have the proper and required credentials? Do they have references? How long has the contractor been in business? Make sure the contractor you are choosing is reputable and has experience. The process of painting can sometimes be hazardous. Reputable and experienced painters know how to handle all the materials properly and dispose of any hazardous waste.
It is also recommended that you check the references of the contractor you want to hire. Consider calling past customers and talking to them about the job the contractor performed. You can ask each referral the following questions: Was the job completed on time? Were you satisfied with the results? Did the quote match the final cost? Would you hire the contractor again?
If you want to be extra sure, visit the sites of finished painting projects to evaluate for yourself if the job was well done. Some things you should look for when inspecting a site are the quality of the surface preparation, proper prime coat, quality of paint used, the current condition of the paint job, evenness of paint application, surface of the texture, and that all the peripherals such as doors, windows, or light switches are functioning well.
Perfect Painting & Remodeling is an approved FHA and HUD general contractor in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. We’ve been around for over 16 years with over 1700 completed projects and nearly 1000 clients. Visit the Perfect Painting & Remodeling website, our Facebook, or Yelp pages to read client testimonies and reviews.
Behavior and Service
Pay attention to how your contractors present themselves. Signs and behaviors such as professionalism, courteousness, and politeness are indicators of what kind of contractors they are. Do they return calls in a timely manner? Are they on time for appointments? These things are important, because the behavior of the contractor will reflect the type of work they do. At Perfect Painting & Remodeling, we pride ourselves on our customer service and the professionalism of all of our employees.
Contracts and Agreements
Getting things in writing is extremely important! Make sure your contractor gives you a written contract that both you and the company must sign. Look over the contract to see that it specifies the project’s scope and includes details and specifications. There should be specific agreements on how you and your property will be protected.
A good contractor such as Perfect Painting & Remodeling will also provide you with a well-written estimate that is detailed and explains the preparation process and materials that will be used for your project. Ask your contractor if the price is susceptible to change and what circumstances could possibly make the price of the bid increase.
Of course price is a concern for you, but getting the lowest price shouldn’t be your only consideration. Try to find a balance between a skilled contractor and getting a good price. We, at Perfect Painting & Remodeling, can provide you with a job well done at a reasonable price.