Painting the exterior of your home is a complex project that is necessary to the look and life of your house. Many homeowners cannot tackle exterior painting on their own and achieve the results they want. The following tips can help you choose a professional to paint your home.
Obtain a quote for the cost and covered services before hiring a painter. The quote should include the estimated costs for labor and materials along with the estimated completion time. Make sure you understand what your budget is before obtaining a quote. Work to choose someone within your budget that has a quality reputation.
Ask around to neighbors, coworkers, friends and family to see if they know or have used a quality painter. They can also tell you who to steer clear of because of a bad experience. Ask about both small and large businesses and extend your research to online reviews.
A professional painter goes beyond simply putting up a ladder and placing a drop cloth down on the ground. They clean the house first using a pressure washer to remove dirt and debris and allow the paint to better adhere to the surface. They show up on time and communicate any problems as they come up rather than after the fact. How they show up for the estimation can give you an idea of what to expect during the project.
For the best results and added protection, choose a painter that is licensed with the credentials to prove their experience. Make sure they have insurance in case something goes wrong. Insurance protects your financial investment.
When you decide to have the painting done depends on the local climate. Harsher climates may require painting sooner than moderate areas. Peeling, cracking and fading paint may mean it’s time to repaint.
Exterior painting can boost the look of your home and extend the life of your exterior materials. Choose a company that is professional, experienced and within your budget.