The Best Questions to Ask Your Allentown, PA Painter
Whether you are a home owner who is having a few rooms painted or a commercial property owner who has to repaint a large building, hiring a painter can be a daunting task. Painting is an investment and you want it done right, and you want that paint job to stand the test of time. With so many painters in the area it can be hard to weed out the good from the bad. It can be tempting to choose the first painter that shows up in your google search, or to request a few estimates and go with the lowest bid, but you should spend enough time looking and asking the right questions, this will ensure that you get a quality job by a top notch Allentown Painting Company.
Question 1: Are you Licensed and What is Your License Number?
We can not stress enough to know whether your painter, or any contractor for that matter is licensed. If you use an unlicensed contractor you could wind up with someone who doesn’t know what they are doing and if they do something wrong on the job you could wind up dealing with it on your own. It is also important to note that if a contractor is injured while working on your job they can sue you because it happened on your property. Ask for and look up license numbers, if a painter will not provide one, do not work with them.
Question 2: How Long Have You Been in Business?
Given that so many business fail in the first few years it is a tell tale sign of a great company when they have more then 5-10 years of experience. In an area so dense as Allentown, PA you can be sure you’ll find many painters who can do the job, but the ones that have many years of experience in your area will usually do the best job, they wouldn’t have been in business for long if they weren’t doing a great job. Winterton Painting has been providing residential and commercial painting services for over 18 years!
Question 3: What Do Other Have To Say?
You can easily check websites like Google, Facebook, and Angie’s List for ratings and reviews on the company you are considering. Be a smart consumer and learn to look for companies with excellent testimonials on their website and also good reviews online. Be weary of companies that have many poor reviews and have not addressed those issues, but also be aware that companies with hundreds of five star reviews that don’t give quality feedback probably didn’t earn those.
Those 3 questions will help dramatically weed out the riff raff and help you narrow down the best options. Once you’ve selected painters remember that you should be able to get free estimates from each and it’s important to meet and greet, at least by phone, to get an idea of who you’ll be working with and if they are a good fit for you personally. You can contact Winterton painting, Inc. for a FREE estimate and to discuss the details of your residential or commercial painting project in Allentown, PA or the surrounding areas.