7 Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Painting Contractor for Your Home
Once you’ve decided to hire a professional for your next painting project, the next step is to choose the right one.
Sifting through the options can be overwhelming, so knowing what to prioritize in your search is key. While price point is often the first consideration that comes to mind, there are several other things that need to be factored in when hiring a painting contractor.
1. Does the contractor have positive reviews?
What other people are saying about a company matters. If someone has taken the time to write a positive review about the work they have had completed by a painting contractor, their words should carry a lot of weight. At Heiler Painting, we use the reviews from customers to evaluate our performance and evolve as a company. Check out the testimonials from our clients and look at a map of our recent projects to see where we have been at work in your area. If this is your first time hiring a professional painting contractor, reading what others valued will help you to establish your priorities as you decide who to hire. Heiler Painting believes in creating a one-of-a-kind customer service experience from start to finish, and that desire is reflected in the reviews from clients. Whether clients are talking about their first or second project with Heiler Painting, or they have hired Heiler Painting for too many projects to count, the outcomes are outstanding.
2. What type of products do they use?
Make sure the painter you hire will be using high quality materials. The saying that ‘you get what you pay for’ holds true when it comes to paint and products – much like it does for everything else in life. Subpar materials simply will not last as long. Even the type of caulk being used in preparation should be taken into consideration, as better quality caulking can add two to five years on your paint job.
Heiler Painting uses high quality products and paint to complete each and every job to perfection for their customers. Surfaces will be primed and high-quality paint is used to ensure a uniform finish. High quality products and high-end equipment enable the crew to complete a job as efficiently as possible and with an excellent outcome. At Heiler Painting, we aim for excellence from the prep work – such as repairing any current damage – to the last coat of paint. Our experienced crews value thorough work and will use products with fine ingredients to ensure the completed project is long-lasting.
3. Do they use subcontractors or employees?
Some painting companies use subcontractors to do their work. Heiler Painting has trusted employees who operate in line with the company’s values of growth, respect, integrity, and teamwork. Steer clear of companies using subcontractors, as the contractor will not be able to vouch for their quality of work.
The amazing team at Heiler Painting can be trusted to not only meet your expectations for the project at hand, but exceed them. Whether that project is a minor interior job or a major exterior paint overhaul, the team members at Heiler Painting have years of experience to draw on when answering any questions that you may have.
4. Will they provide a formal estimate?
Always request an estimate from any potential painting contractor. Contact Heiler Painting today at 610-818-7920 to get the process started for your painting project. We will answer any questions you have now and at any point along the way, and you can relax knowing that you made an informed hiring decision. Heiler Painting values good communication and will be sure to inform you about what products will be used, any repairs that may need to be completed, and a detailed estimate of what you will be paying.
5. Is the contractor fully insured?
Plenty of contractors will try to avoid getting insurance because of the cost, but it is essential to choose a painting contractor who is insured. At Heiler Painting, we want our customers to have peace of mind and confidence in our work and in knowing that we are bonded, insured, and licensed.
6. What kind of paint job are you looking for?
Look at the work you are hoping to have done and know what your end goals are. Heiler Painting is uniquely equipped in providing both professional exterior and interior painting services to commercial and residential clients throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. One of the most important parts of painting is the preparation, and at Heiler Painting we include a full wash and surface preparation with all of our exterior paint projects. Heiler Painting emphasizes the importance of exterior surfaces being power washed or hand washed to remove all dirt and mildew in order to ensure quality results. After painting, our team provides cleaning and a full inspection.
Interior paint jobs require attention to detail in the preparation phase as well, and Heiler Painting will ensure that all furniture and other items, as well as floors, will be safely covered and taped before painting begins.
7. What is the actual cost?
With every other consideration in mind, the price of a project is still important so that you can plan and accomplish your renovations at home or work. Contact Heiler Painting today for a free quote. At Heiler Painting, we guarantee to deliver a beautiful, professional results for every paint job that we take on.
Fresh paint will transform any residential or commercial space. Choosing the right painter for the project will ensure long-lasting quality. Heiler Painting can be trusted to do an outstanding job from start to finish.