Hiring any contractor involves a lot of research and asking the right questions. It’s never a wise choice to pick a contractor based on the lowest cost offered. Whether it is for interior painting service or whether you are looking for an exterior painting contractor, you want someone who has all the right permits and can do a paint good job that won’t need to be retouched or redone soon after.
The best way to make sure you’ve landed the right painting contractor is to see how they fare on the checklist below. If your contractor qualifies for all 6 of the pointers below, go right ahead and hire them for the job.
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Your contractor or construction company may have employees or subcontractors that provide labour. In both cases, your contractor should be able to share a copy of their workers’ compensation paperwork. Insurance doesn’t just keep the contractor and their team safe but saves you from any liability in case of an accident.
Every state has specific licenses that a contractor needs to get before carrying out construction in the state. Feel free to ask your contractor if they have the necessary licenses and a good, honest contractor will have no trouble showing you these licenses to help put your mind at ease.
The next thing you need to check is how good your contractor is at the job. Are they able to give you good suggestions for materials to use? Do they take into consideration your location before suggesting paints? Have they prepped the work surface before putting a new coat of paint on it? Watching for these things can help you determine if you’ve picked the right contractor for the job.
You want a contractor who can provide you with an official estimate. Based on the area to paint, the shape of your home and the kind of paint you are looking for, a contractor should be able to give you a close estimate of what the whole job will cost. If your contractor isn’t willing to give you an estimate or hasn’t offered one themselves, ask for one. It is important you know how much they intend on charging you for their work.
An experienced contractor will always give you a guarantee on the work they have done. Years of experience and expertise helps them determine how well the paint job will hold up based on the quality of the paint and the structural condition of the home. Ask your contractor if they offer a guarantee before hiring them for the job.
While you can scour the internet for references, just ask your contractor for some. If they happily share references and are willing to show your pictures of work they have done, you have hit the contractor jackpot. We would, however, insist you check on the internet as well. You want to get a complete idea of who you will be working with and also get an idea of their skills and craftsmanship.
Our interior and exterior painting services have been loved and appreciated by clients in the past. Give us a call or fill out our contact form, and we will give you a free estimate for the job.
(President, Hynes Roofing and Siding)
With over 35 years experience in the roofing and siding industry, Michelle Hynes has built a business from 2 people into over 45 people and 19 trucks!