Hiring house painters isn’t always cut and dry. In this blog, Independent Construction Services shares insight on details and unique aspects of hiring a house painter that you shouldn’t overlook.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Project QuoteAs with most other kinds of home improvements, you should ask for a quote from your prospective house painter. It should be noted that a quote, sometimes referred to as a project bid or proposal, is different from an estimate.A quote is a detailed document that includes details such as the job description and a breakdown of the project cost. An estimate, on the other hand, is what it means: it is merely an estimate, and may differ from the final project cost. Another important distinction is that a quote, once signed, becomes the contract.Details That Should Not be OverlookedYou should expect to review a few different proposals and conduct interviews before you settle on the exterior painting service for your project. They may be worded differently, but the following details should be on your house painter’s quote:Detailed Description of the Work to Be Performed — This should include a detailed timeline of the project, broken down into area and phase. Preparation stages may include sanding and scraping, caulking, primer and so on. Additional details such as installation method (spray or brush), number of coats, and bill of materials—a detailed list of all materials that will be used, down to the paint shades product numbers—should also be included.Estimated Work Hours — A good house painter should be able to give you a fairly accurate estimate on required work hours, with headroom in case of unavoidable delays.Rates — This should include a breakdown of all costs involved with the project, which may come as a separate attachment. The amount, along with the work hours and job description, should reflect what you have discussed.Change Procedure — It doesn’t happen often, but there should be clear instructions if changes have to be made while the project is underway, particularly on who signs off on such changes, the costs involved and if it will affect the project timeline.Independent Construction Services is your leading provider of house painting and exterior vinyl siding installation services. Give us a call at (828)-808-8482 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Candler, NC, and nearby areas.
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