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Painting your Raleigh NC home’s siding can be a great way to improve its curb appeal. It can also be a great way to protect the home from water, sun or pest damage. If you are planning on hiring a company to complete your upcoming exterior painting project, it’s important that you hire a reputable company such as Unlimited Paint & Wallpaper. Let’s take a closer look at how you can tell that we are a company that won’t waste your time or money.
Our Company Is Licensed and Insured
If a home painting contractor isn’t licensed or insured, there is no guarantee that this person will provide maximum value for your time and money. To get a contractor’s license, a person must continually meet the high standards set forth by the state of North Carolina.
Those who don’t believe that they can do this are unlikely to obtain or retain the credentials needed to put your mind at ease. Alternatively, those who lack proper credentials aren’t running a professional operation, which means that you can’t trust them to complete a project on time or within your budget.
Contractors that don’t have adequate insurance may have a history of errors that could cost an insurance company money. A lack of insurance could also mean that you are working with someone who doesn’t care about your home. Ultimately, it is in your best interest to work with someone who has the credentials and motivation to do the job right the first time.
Don’t Work with House Painters That Won’t Guarantee Their Work
When you hire Unlimited Paint & Wallpaper to perform exterior painting services, you can feel good that we’ll treat your home like it’s our own. This means that we won’t leave until you are completely satisfied with what we have done. Furthermore, you may be entitled to a warranty that covers defects that might not become apparent until after we leave your property.
Generally speaking, this is the standard that most reputable contractors will try to rise to. If a contractor won’t offer any type of service or customer satisfaction guarantees, you should strongly consider working with someone else.
Quality Contractors Have a Thorough Understanding of Paint
A quality contractor will know almost everything about paint colors, the different types of paint and how to apply it. Furthermore, a contractor that is worth hiring will use a team of house painters who have been trained to do their work in a professional and courteous manner.
If your contractor won’t take time to suggest the right color for your home’s siding, it may be because that contractor doesn’t know what the right answer is. Ideally, you will use a darker shade on homes that don’t receive a lot of sunlight and lighter shades that do receive a lot of sunlight. This is because the paint will tend to look darker when natural light hits it and lighter when it is cloudy or dark outside.
The type of paint that is used will depend on the material that the siding is made from. Generally speaking, wood siding will be covered with satin paint while it’s not uncommon to see aluminum siding covered with matte or eggshell paint. It is worth noting that a matte or eggshell finish can be harder to clean, so it may not be appropriate if your home is likely to be covered in dust, pollen or other debris.
In most cases, a shady or inexperienced contractor won’t know these things, and it can result in a house that can be hard to look at from the street. There is also a chance that the paint won’t stick to the house, which means that you’ll have to hire someone to do the job a second time.
Don’t Work with Anyone Who Won’t Provide References
A lack of references generally indicates that a service provider has something to hide. In some cases, it may simply mean that a service provider doesn’t have any previous clients, which means that you are being asked to put your faith in an unproven company.
However, it could also mean that a contractor has a history of doing poor work or engaging in fraudulent activity. At a minimum, you should be able to talk to one or two of a prospective contractor’s previous clients to get an idea of what you are getting for your money.
Do You Know What You’re Paying For?
A reputable contractor will provide an itemized estimate that specifies what you’re paying for if you choose to hire that person or company. If a service provider won’t provide a detailed price quote, it may be in your best interest to look elsewhere. This is because you have no idea if the company that works on your home knows how to price their work, which could lead to significant overruns. If you’re looking for a reputable contractor to paint your Raleigh NC home, contact us immediately. We will schedule an initial consultation that will allow you to learn more about the colors and types of paint that will likely look best on your home. We will also provide you with a free price quote and estimated project timeline during this initial session.