1. Hire exterior painting experts
Many painting companies will use interior painters for exterior jobs and exterior painters for interior jobs. This cheapens the difference between the two kinds of jobs, which take a very different skill set. Unless you can confirm that the painters have a high level of training in each of the two disciplines, we recommend that you use a specialist for exterior painting only. This will insure that you get the highest quality work for your painting job.
2. Use Low VOC paint
Today, we have more options for low volatile organic compounds (VOC) paint. This is significant for anyone who would rather not have the noxious chemicals used on their home. One of the problems with VOC’s is that they keep emitting chemicals long after the paint dries. This means that anyone who comes into close contact with the exterior walls of the house is susceptible to breathing in those chemicals on a regular basis.
3. Licensing and Insurance
One of the most important criteria of hiring local painting contractors is to make sure that they are licensed and insured. Especially for an exterior painting job, in which guys on ladders hang sometimes more than twenty feet off the ground to do their job, you are going to want to check their documentation to make sure everything is legitimate. This is really to protect you and your family in the case of an accident. Without this paperwork, your family could actually be sued by the company you hired to do the job! Avoid this by hiring only documented workers.
Reputation is everything. If a company has a great reputation, there is all the more reason for it to want to keep providing quality service. Any lapse in service is becoming harder and harder for a company to hide. No longer able to simply rest on their laurels, the folks at this company will most likely do whatever it takes to make sure you’re satisfied.
5. Commitment to Service
We believe that second to expert performance, the most important trait you can look for in your exterior painters is commitment to service. Anyone can do a good exterior painting job, but a great company goes beyond the job and cares about its customers’ actual needs, desires and dreams. This is the start of a relationship with customers. As a company begins to be seen as partners, there is a level of trust that is developed that can lead to many other jobs in the future. When a company cares about your long-term connection to them, it’s a great thing for consumers, because it means you will be getting a superior service at a competitive rate.