Painting is among the home improvement processes that are gaining popularity. Regardless of the range and type of painting project you want to undertake, it is wise to hire a professional painter as they will help you save a lot of time. Hiring the best company that can deliver the best results for your project can be a hard exercise. The homeowners always consider those companies that will do the painting at the lowest price they can afford. This however is an issue since not all cheap projects will necessarily yield the best outcomes.
Before making a decision to hire a certain contractor, one needs to look at the following points.
How long has the contractor been in business. An experienced contractor is one with two or more years actively in the field of expertise. An experienced contractor can make recommendations on what materials will work best for the project. An experienced contractor is always aware of the latest products and methods in the market. They will have suggestions for colours and finishes and be knowledgeable about latest trends in the field. Contact their referees so as to get their recommendations before making a decision to hire.
Consider if the contractor has employees or subcontractors. If they are subcontractors, the workers should have compensation and general liability insurance policies covering them. The contractor should provide you with a copy of proof of insurances for both the company and employees. The workers should be experienced, knowledgeable and skilled so as to do the best job for your project.
They should have Legal Licensing. It is a requirement that the contractor has all the necessary insurance and license. This offers protection to both the company and its employees together with your home. Ensure that the license are genuine to avoid cases of having fake contractors.
Formal Estimate. Make sure the contractor puts the scope of the project, materials they will use and the amount of preparation work in a written contract. The contractor is supposed to provide a written contract to his client. The painting estimate usually reflects the time required to complete the job.
Costs. Price is naturally a concern. Getting a cheaper contractor should not be the only consideration. One is always looking for a credible, honest, efficient, highly skilled and knowledgeable experts. These kinds of contractors have a less probability for settling for less cash. Money should not be the only factors to consider before hiring a contractor.
Always get at least three bids. Make a comparison of the three contractors’ proposals and put all points to consideration then choose one.