Industry Satisfaction Rating (Things to look out for)
In the home improvement world, there are tons of bad contractors out there. The overall industry satisfaction rating for home improvement contractors is 55%. Here are some good tips for finding the right interior or exterior painting contractor:
1. Must have General Liability and Workers' Comp
2. Must be Licensed
3. Look for contractors who are approved by organizations like NARI, BBB and others
4. Choose a contractor who has a good sales process, this shows they actually care about communication with customers
5. Choose the contractor who pays attention to detail and writes in all of the prep work, areas, and services included in a contract
Stay away from contractors who:
1. Drop off estimates in your mailbox
2. Don't care about your needs
3. Don't take notes and details about what you talked about in an estimate
4. Don't have the above mentioned details for finding the right contractor
5. Don't use good products
When choosing a reputable painting contractor, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you get high-quality work that meets your expectations. Here are some things to look for:
License and insurance: A reputable painting contractor should have a license to operate in your area and carry liability insurance and workers' compensation insurance. This protects you in case of accidents or damage to your property during the painting project.
Experience: Look for a contractor with several years of experience in the painting industry. Experienced contractors will have a track record of successfully completed projects and should be able to provide references.
Reputation: Check the contractor's reputation by looking for online reviews and asking for references. A reputable contractor will have positive reviews from previous clients.
Quality of work: Ask to see examples of the contractor's work and look for evidence of attention to detail, such as straight lines and clean edges.
Communication: A good contractor will be responsive to your questions and concerns and keep you informed about the progress of the project.
Price: A reputable contractor will provide a detailed written estimate that includes all costs, so there are no surprises. Be wary of contractors who offer significantly lower prices than others, as this may indicate poor quality work or the use of low-quality materials.
Warranty: A reputable contractor should offer a warranty on their work to ensure that you are satisfied with the final product.
By considering these factors, you can find a reputable painting contractor who will provide high-quality work and a positive experience.