How to Find the best San Diego local Painting Contractor
Tips On Finding The Right Painter
Let’s face it a fresh coat of paint can go a long way to improving the looks inside or outside of your home or business. It can give the walls a new look and revitalize an old worn out building or room. Like any profession, painting takes skill to do it effectively and proficiently. Unless you have the patience and time to do a proper job, you will probably want to use a painting contractor to get the job done.
Find San Diego Local Painting Contractor
So, now that you have made the decision what do you look for when choosing someone to do the job. Welcome to the internet. The first thing you will want to do is a search of local companies capable of doing the job. Once you have narrowed down your search, you might want to use a rating service like Angie’s List to rate your choices. Next, you will want to visit their website. Read the “About Us” page and find out how long they have been in business, who the principals are in the company and what their specialties are. You will want to make sure they are licensed, bonded and have the proper insurance. Don’t be afraid to ask these questions.
Look for Painting Contractor Reviews, License and Insurance.
Many websites have Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on their site and testimonials. Customer reviews are usually from customers who have used them before and should give you a good idea of what the previous customer thought of their service. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints lodged against them. You can confirm with the city’s licensing department if they are in good standing and are, in fact, properly licensed and bonded. By them being insured and bonded will give you recourse in the event they don’t complete the job or worse, mess the job up and you have to pay someone else to complete it.
Discuss Painting Project Details with the Contractors to get accurate Bids.
All right, you have done your due diligence. The three companies you have chosen have all passed your examination and you are ready to contact them to get their bids. Be sure to be specific with what you are asking, give them proper dimensions, sizes of rooms, ceiling height and so on, so they can give you an accurate estimate. Make sure you confirm what that estimate includes such as materials, labor, and time to finish the project.
Ask the Painting Contractor about a Job Guarantee.
What type of guarantees do they have if the job runs over the estimate or they exceed their anticipated time to finish the job?
Now it comes down to which company do you choose? Hint: do not always pick the cheapest bid even though that is the most tempting thing to do. Take everything into consideration then choose accordingly. If, on a scale of 1 to 10, they all come up an 8, then you might choose the least expensive company. But if two companies are an 8 and the least expensive rates 6 on your scale go with one of the others.
Don’t make choosing your painting company a crap shoot. Do your investigation now to prevent having problems later.