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How do I choose the right exterior house painting contractor?


Here are a few tips from the experienced exterior house painters at Ed’s Painting & Construction to help you choose the best painting contractor:

Conduct adequate research: Ask for recommendations from friends, family or colleagues who have already used these services. You can also conduct an online research. While researching online, make sure you evaluate the painter’s website, review their credentials and their before and after pictures as proof of their capabilities.

Ask the right questions: Ask the following questions to the contractor you may want to hire:

  • Are you fully insured and licensed?
  • Do you have Workers’ Compensation insurance for your employees?
  • Can you provide a list of recent references who can confirm your workmanship?
  • Do you offer any guarantees or warranties on the work performed?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations? If so, which ones?

Ask for a formal proposal: Ask the contractor to provide a formal proposal, including the exact estimate, the scope of work to be performed, a timeline, and the materials to be used. A professional exterior house painting contractor will be ready to provide you with a written contract and specifications.

Don’t decide solely on the basis of cost: Although cost is a concern, the lowest price should not be your only consideration. Get someone skilled, experienced, licensed, insured, and knowledgeable about safety issues. Do not hire a contractor solely on the basis of cost. Look at the whole picture.

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