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HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR FOR ANY HOME IMPROVEMENT
When we talk about home improvements, we’re talking about investing in (likely) your most valuable possession. Beyond that, your home is your legacy for your children. It’s the roof over your family’s head. It’s comfort, peace of mind, a place to rest your head at night. And its value extends beyond market value. So, it’s crucial to find the right contractor for the job, for every project you take on.
Here at Samm Services, we pride ourselves in promising a premier paint job with every project we undertake. What does that mean? Well, for starters, we provide a warranty and guarantee of satisfaction, we put safety first (for both your family and our team members), and we provide an honest estimate upfront, so you don’t have to guess how much you’ll spend when all is said and done.
We all know that it’s not the flashiest website or the lowest residential painting rates that determine the best choice. Instead, you need the contractor that offers the most value in their residential painting services. That value includes the professionalism of their organization and the quality of their work.
Here are what we consider to be the most important qualities that you should expect in residential painting contractors:
The biggest headaches with residential painting services are related to poor communication. You need to know that your needs are being understood clearly, and you need to be able to rely on the things told you by your residential painting company.
If you are unhappy with the communication you receive during the opening stages of consultation and estimates, there is a good chance you will not be happy with their final painting services.
Some residential painting companies attract clients with a low initial estimate, and then they later surprise their clients with extra charges for items that were not included. That’s why, when you compare residential painting rates, you need to look for detail in the estimates.
The estimated must clearly note the breakdown of labor and materials, and the applicable taxes and fees.
If your residential painter does not give you a clear view of what you are actually paying for, it is difficult to know if you are getting a good value, or setting yourself up for frustration and needless expense.
Warranties and Guarantees
First things first, ask potential contractors for any warranty or guarantee they offer. Get it in writing. Your contractor should be able to promise complete customer satisfaction. And work on most projects should be backed by a warranty protecting your home against problems, poor workmanship, or premature wear and tear, depending on the project at hand. Here at Samm Services, for example, our guarantee is simple: If you have a problem, we fix it. And our warranty provides homeowners with two years of comprehensive protection for our workmanship. Feel free to take a look at our full warranty and guarantee.
Insurance and Safety Measures
Contractors should be insured, and safety should be a primary concern, regardless of the job. When choosing a contractor, be sure to ask if they are insured, which provides financial protection for you, your family, and your home in case of an accident. Ask about the safety measures they have in place, safe practices help to provide you with peace of mind and can save you from a headache or unnecessary damages down the line.
Once the project is over, you want to make sure you will be happy with the results.
This is one area where it can be very beneficial to look at the contractor’s previous work, read previous client reviews, or talk to their prior clients if this is possible.