Do you know how your painting estimate is being calculated? There are specific things looked at when quoting a price for this type of job and understanding these things will help you get a more accurate estimate for the total cost.
First, a proper painting estimate is not calculated by square footage alone. Whether the painting job includes wall space or floor space, the contractor will take into consideration the total square footage that needs painted but there is much more to it than that. Many contractors won’t give you an estimate over the phone because they need to come out and look at your home or business before they can calculate an accurate number for you. Every project is different.
Second, Denver exterior painting companies must also look at the surfaces that need to be painted. If they include both walls and trim, then the job is different from just painting walls. This is especially true if the trim is to be painted in multiple colors, as this requires more time on the job. They must also take into account any repairs and preparation needed to complete the job properly – how much scraping, sanding, caulking priming etc. Dowd Restoration can provide a full exterior restoration package.
Third, if you plan to hire an exterior painting service in Denver, then you can expect a few different choices for the paint itself. Paint cost differ more than others did and this needs to be taken into consideration with the estimate. If you want a paint with a 6 year warranty, then you can expect to pay more compared to a paint with only the typical 3 year warranty. We use premium products and detailed preparation – our standard exterior paint warranty is 6 years.
Finally, before any estimate for exterior painting in Denver is complete, the contractor must consider any custom work included in the job. Not all painting jobs are the same and if your project includes anything out of the ordinary that is not typical of a standard exterior painting job, then it must be included in the estimate.
Taking all of these things into consideration, you should be able to get an accurate estimate of how much the job will cost. If a contractor comes out to give you an estimate and they don’t measure the area, inspect the condition of your home or business and talk to you about what type of warranty you want – what you are looking for, then you may not be able to trust their estimate. It’s important to make sure each contractor is bidding on the exact same scope of work – using similar products and preparation. It is always a good idea to get more than one estimate for your Denver exterior painting project before choosing the service that is right for you.
It is important to hire a reputable and professional contractor for your exterior painting project to ensure the job it done right the first time. The company you hire should act in a professional manner, answer all questions you may have, and give you an accurate estimate for both cost and time up front. With the right company, you will get the service you pay for and the job will look amazing.
We have proudly served the Denver Metropolitan area since 2004. Dowd Restoration is experienced in all phases of exterior painting. Give us a call today for a FREE estimate. 303-522-8730