Exterior painting is always exposed to the elements and more easily destroyed. Therefore, it is common practice to give it a retouch every now and then.While some people like to do all their painting themselves, most exterior painting projects require a professional painting company to be done correctly.
Hiring a professional team will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. However, not all contractors are reliable. Due diligence is required to protect yourself from scammers and unqualified candidates. That’s why we have compiled a list of 5 things you should know in order to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to exterior painting.
Ask your prospective contractor about the materials they use and see what options they present. The quality of the products that will be used to renovate your home should be suitable to your needs and stand the test of time. When it comes to exterior painting, you really get what you pay for in terms of supplies.
Professional painting contractors should have a state-issued license and two types of insurance:
Comprehensive Business Liability, which protects you as a customer from damage, and Workmen’s Compensation, which covers the employees of the contractor. This is where most unqualified candidates show their true colors, as this licensing costs a lot and many try to avoid paying for it.
Does your candidate have verifiable testimonials? Can you call previous clients?
Apart from the liability insurance, reputable contractors offer an extra written warranty as part of their standard business practice. Ask them if they offer one.
Price is a sensitive subject. Realistically, you need a properly licensed candidate with the necessary skill and experience. It is highly unlikely that this will be the contractor offering the lowest bid. In addition, you must know what you are getting into before committing to anything.
Dino & Sons Painting Inc.
333 Bradhurst Ave Hawthorne NY 10532