A Property Manager’s Guide to Getting Exterior Painting Done in North Carolina
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If you run an apartment building or a commercial property, you are in charge of overseeing your building’s upkeep. One of the most important things you can do for your building is to get commercial exterior painting services. While it can be challenging to accomplish your day-to-day tasks as a property manager, it is important to get all of your industrial painting projects done in a timely way.
A new coat of paint helps your property look its best, which allows you to attract a higher caliber of tenants. It may even help you increase how much you can charge in rent. More importantly, commercial exterior painting services help to protect your property. Paint prevents moisture from damaging the interior of the building, which can lower your property’s maintenance costs.
When Should I Get Commercial Exterior Painting Done?
If you live in Raleigh NC, there is a certain time of the year when you should hire commercial painters. In general, you can start industrial painting projects in March or April. Ideally, commercial exterior painting projects should be completed by November at the latest. Around October, the weather gets too cold and unpredictable for exterior painting projects.
Because of this, you need to plan ahead for your property. The commercial painters at Unlimited Paint & Wallpaper are often booked for weeks or months in advance. You should schedule your commercial exterior painting project early so that there is plenty of time to finish it before winter sets in.
In our experience, there are a few things property managers can do to speed up their industrial painting projects. By being organized, you can limit how much work you need to do. Plus, these tips help you look amazing with your boss.
1. Narrow Down Your Specifications First
When different contractors review a project, they may look at it in a different way. If you send a group of contractors a request for proposal (RFP) that asks for prices for 25 building exteriors, you will get an extremely large range of quotes. This is because the contractors need to know the specifications of the project before they can turn in accurate bids for it.
You can actually hire commercial painters to create free specifications for your project. Once contractors have the exact specifications, they will be able to create accurate bids. In our experience, you should include the specific surfaces that will need to be painted for your project. You should detail the wood repairs, number of coats of paint, cleaning requirements, priming needs, sanding requirements, products, crew size and caulking needs.
2. Inspect Your Property
Next, you should inspect your entire property to determine the kind of exterior maintenance you need. At Unlimited Paint & Wallpaper, we have contractors who have experience inspecting properties for repairs. Once we have compiled a list of necessary repairs, you can give our list to your boss or the property owner. We can also help you make an action plan for doing the repairs over the next few years. If you are trying to find commercial painters in Raleigh NC, you have found the right team. Our company is known for completing commercial exterior painting projects on time and on budget. With more than 15 years of experience, we have developed a reputation for being one of the area’s best painting contractors. To get a free quote on industrial painting projects, call us today.