House painting is a job that needs to be done properly the first time. You want to protect your home against rain, sun & other factors that can cause damage & wear. Our attention to detail will make sure you are left with good quality results for years to come With all the painting contractors out there, it’s not easy to find the right one. Here are some ways you can make sure you get your dream contractor;
1. Recommendations From Friends and Neighbors
The best way to find a contractor is consulting people who’ve used them before. If you know anyone who’s hired a painting contractor and liked their experience, ask them about the company they used so you can call of hire it for yourself.
Word-of-mouth advertising is oftentimes a painting contractor’s best form of promotion. Those who do the best job often have the most success in this regard.
2. Generally Positive Online Reviews
Online reviews need to be taken with a pinch of salt. There’s always two sides to every story, after all. When it comes to reviews, trust your instinct: If something feels honest, trust it.
Many people that have a good reputation on the internet also have a decent reputation in real life too.
3. Good Answers to Interview Questions
While you can’t call them on the phone for an hour, any painting contractor who is interested in your business will take a moment to get to know what you need and answer a few of your questions.
Be sure to ask the following questions of your painting contractor:
- Are you insured and bonded?
- Do you have the proper licenses?
- How long have you been working as a painting contractor?
- Are you a member of any professional associations?
- Do you subcontract any work that might need to be done, or is it all done by your employees?
- Do you offer any guarantees or warranties?
- What products do you use?
- Do you have any references?
You can’t understate how important it is to hire an experienced painter. It’s also a good idea to hire contractors that specialize in the one task. If they’re replacing shingles today, they might be working as painters tomorrow. Our painters have years of experience and can provide a top notch paint job.
4. Strong References from Satisfied Customers
Professionals in the painting business are likely to have satisfied customers that will refer them to their friends or family. If you are looking for a painter, it’s worth your time to ask if they have any previous customers that they could put you in touch with. I always enjoy hearing feedback about the projects I’ve completed- it makes me feel good!
When you’re hiring a painting contractor for an exterior job, be sure to ask if you can drop by and check out the outside of their home. You should do this to get a sense of what the contractor in question will be like when he’s working on your house.
5. A Detailed Estimate
To finish up, it’s important to get an estimate from your painting contractor. Speak directly with the person who will be responsible for the work to ask questions & consider our recommendations. With this information, it will be a lot easier to find a company that is well-suited for the job. Here’s what one company says they’d expect to spend in terms of marketing services:
Varsity Painters has been in the Minneapolis, MN and surrounding areas painting contracting business for years. We provide quality services and would be glad to help with any questions or quotes you may need. We’ve completed hundreds of projects—ranging from homes to public buildings. We’re experts in the trade and are confident that if you hire us for your next job, you won’t be disappointed.