According to IBISWorld, in the U.S., there are more than 232,080 painting contractors currently working. If you’re looking to hire a painting company for your residential project, you only need one reputable company. Continue reading to learn about a few questions to ask any painting company you’re thinking of hiring.
1. Can I Speak With a Few Former Customers for References?
One of the best ways to find out about a contractor’s level of service and professionalism is to speak with their references. These should be former customers who have had work done by the company in the past year or so. Don’t be afraid to ask frank, upfront questions when speaking with the references. They’ll let you know more about the company’s work style, reliability, and skill. This is an excellent way to determine if a certain company or contractor is right for your project.
2. Do You Have All the Necessary Certifications and Insurance?
It’s important that any contractor that does work on your home holds the proper certifications along with adequate insurance. This is a question to ask prior to hiring any contractor. It’s also appropriate to request to see any relevant documentation to confirm that everything’s in order. Certain HOAs and municipalities may require permits or have regulations for filing paperwork prior to the start of any improvement project. Double-check to see what’s necessary and decide who will be responsible for ensuring that all documentation is in place. Taking care of these details upfront can help you avoid any confusion down the line.
3. What Is the Cost and What Warranties Are Included?
Finally, you’ll want to know how much the project is going to cost. It’s always best to receive these estimates in writing. You may also want to add a clause about limiting overages to the estimate. Your contract should also include all relevant information pertaining to warranties and guarantees. While many agreements are made with a handshake, when it comes to home improvements, it’s always best to have everything carefully detailed in writing. Again, having everything laid out very clearly at the start of the project can help you avoid unwanted disagreements in the future.
We are the painting company to call if you need any type of residential painting service. Contact The Oregon Painting Company today and schedule your free estimate. We look forward to working with you.