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Hiring a Commercial Painting Contractor? 10 Things You Should Consider

By July 20, 2020May 31st, 2022Commercial Projects
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A lot of work goes into keeping a commercial structure looking and functioning well. You not only deal with equipment issues and unexpected breakdowns but also need to plan continuous maintenance to minimize unexpected breakdowns. The ongoing upkeep requires hiring services, such as a commercial painting contractor.
If you are searching for someone suitable for your next commercial project, here are ten things you should consider:

1. What is Your Project’s Scope?

You need to precisely understand what job you need and what you will need to get it done successfully. If an entire building needs to be painted, you need to find a company that can fulfill these requirements quickly. However, if only one floor or hallway needs to be done, only a small crew is needed. Additionally, checking on any project requirements and communicating all needs with your contractor to estimate costs accurately is most beneficial.

2. When Is It a Good Time?

The businesses that are a part of your commercial building may have specific needs that can limit when the commercial painting contractor can work on the project. Some companies may prefer that the painting is to be done outside office hours to avoid interruptions in their operations. Moreover, some people can get sick or develop a headache from prolonged exposure to paint fumes. You must determine these limitations beforehand and communicate them with your contractor, as certain companies have limited availability on weekends or in the evenings.

3. What Materials Will They Use?

There might be certain materials or products, like “eco-paint,” that you prefer. So, it is crucial to discuss your specific requirements with your commercial painting contractor beforehand. Talk to them about the equipment that might be required to finish the job. The commercial structure might have high ceilings that need painting too. You need to know what equipment the crews you hire will use to paint such areas to ensure it is safe and does not restrict businesses’ needs.

4. How Experienced Is the Commercial Painting Company?

Check the overall experience of the company you are planning to hire. How long have they been working as commercial painting contractors in your area? An experienced contractor is more likely to ensure outstanding customer service and excellent work.

5. What Insurance and Licenses Does The Company Have?

The least a commercial painting company can do is provide liability insurance that covers damages they might cause to the facility or people in it during their work. Depending on what kind of facility it is, you might require a company that is also bonded and licensed. It will ensure they have adequate financial resources and knowledge to follow building regulations and codes during the projects.

6. How Many People Will The Company Provide For the Project?

Every company has a different crew size. There might be companies that provide a one-person crew in their commercial painting service, while some might provide larger crews to finish larger projects faster. Discuss how many people the company will send to work on your project. It will allow you to evaluate if they will be able to get the work done in a timely manner. If you are a commercial building manager, the last thing you are looking for is missed deadlines. It not only reflects on you poorly but can also affect other operations and projects in your facility.

7. Reviews and References

Go through the reviews of commercial painting contractors online before choosing one. You may also ask them for references. Experienced professionals in the industry tend to have the contact information of several prior or current clients. It would allow you to get in touch with them and get feedback on the commercial painting company’s performance. Additionally, there is also the option of reaching out to peers who previously worked with a specific company. They are more likely to give unbiased reviews.

8. The Cost

You need to consider the cost of the project before hiring a commercial painting contractor. During the initial meeting, ask the painting company for cost estimates. It is also beneficial to get a written estimate to lock in the discussed cost. Some companies may not give you a written estimate but provide it through email within 48 hours. It allows commercial painting companies to research and ensures they are providing their services at a competitive price.

9. How Good Is The Company Communication?

Evaluate your experience with the company after reaching out. Did they respond at a reasonable time and acknowledge your requests? Or did you have to follow up with them constantly for a response? Did they consider what you were saying? The way a company deals with clients can give you a good idea of their performance and how much they value customer satisfaction. You need to choose a company that exhibits good customer service and communication throughout your project.

10. A Solid Contract

Lastly, you need to ensure that you carefully review the contract before hiring a company for commercial painting. Be sure to clearly read the cost and details of the commercial project that is mentioned is the same as what you agreed upon. The proposed contract should also include information regarding any guarantees and/or warranties the company provides after completing the job. Having a thorough contract at the start can help you avoid larger headaches in the future in case any issues arise.

A fresh, new coat of paint can completely change the appearance of any business or home. If you do not have the energy, the proper equipment, or time to get your commercial building painted, hiring a professional contractor to transform the structure is the way to go. Contact re:fab today for a free quote!

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EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

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