Adding a new coat of paint to your home has distinct benefits that improve the look of your house, and perceptions of you, especially if you’re looking to sell the property. For homes, a new paint job is the best investment you can make with a higher return on investment than any other home renovation. It increases the home’s curb appeal and shows that the homeowner has cared for his or her property and creates a good first impression which could help it sell faster. So now that you’re convinced you should give your home a fresh coat of paint, how do you choose a company to do the job?
Go with Experience
Finding a company that’s been in business for a long time means that there’s a good possibility the company will be around if you have a problem with the paint peeling in a year or so down the road. Even better, a company that has experience knows how to do the job. It has kept clientele and spent the necessary time mastering the skills required to do the job right. You want to choose a reputable company, read reviews to see the quality of work they do and how consistent their work is before selecting a painting company
Go with Licenses and Insurance
When you hire a company to do a job on your property, you’re responsible for any damage that occurs to your property or your neighbors’ property. In addition, you’re responsible if someone from the company gets hurt while on your property. However, if the company carries insurance and bonding for these things, you’re off the hook. Make sure to request copies of the valid insurance and bonding papers. Also, be sure to hire someone who has a license from the state.
Go with the Prepared
Every job requires a good foundation. In exterior painting that foundation is laid through the prep work on the surface to be painted. Poor prep work can lead to a paint job that ages poorly, cracks, peels, or faces other issues due to the lack of preparation. Ask about the company’s prep work before you sign a contract. The representative should be able to tell you what they do to get the job done right from the get-go.
Go with the Mid-Level
Everyone’s on a budget these days. Naturally, you’re going to compare prices, but you don’t necessarily want to go with the lowest price. If a company charges significantly less than other painting companies, they may be cutting corners on prep work or paint quality. This will cost you more money in the long run when you have to have the paint job done again. However, there is a price point that’s too high. A luxury painting company isn’t going to any better than most companies that charge a fair price for the work. Finding the right exterior painting contractor in Mesa, AZ, takes a little extra work, but it’ll be worth it in results that you can see. Contact Life in Color Painting today to get an estimate for your exterior paint job.