Commercial painting projects have larger scope and require a different set of experiences than residential painting. Before you hire a contractor to take over your commercial painting needs whether that’s apartment complexes, office buildings, healthcare settings, etc. be sure to have a list of questions in hand to ask them.
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The questions of most concern to you are probably regarding the project details themselves. For example, details over the timeline, the cost, the materials, etc. This gives you a clear idea of what you can expect with the work that the painting company is doing. Important questions to bring up here include:
- When will you be able to start painting?
- When do you estimate painting will be finished?
- How will scheduling painting work and will it require me to shut down the space for the duration of the project?
- What is the estimated cost for the project?
When it comes to the details of the project it is also important to know who will actually be managing the work. Sometimes the person you’re in contact with on the phone is different from the person who oversees the project or the person who does the actual painting. In some cases, the work might be delegated to subcontractors so it’s a good idea to know who your point of contact is and who you can go to the day of for any questions or concerns.
You will want to ask who is in charge of managing your specific project and if they are the ones planning to be onsite the day of. If they aren’t, make sure to ask for contact information of the person that you will be interacting with for a majority of the project.
When subcontractors are involved, there are additional risks to consider. There’s nothing wrong with doing so but you may be working with different levels of experience, poor quality work due to time constraints, or painters without insurance. These are all factors that can lead to problems down the line so you want to make sure your commercial painter has oversight during the process to ensure everything is done to their same standards.
Finally, be sure to ask about any warranties, insurances, bonds, and licenses the company holds. This all goes into ensuring that you are getting into business with someone that is reputable, has experience, and is willing to back up their work.
Looking for some professional help? Contact Fillo Painting at (770) 769-7941 today and ask about our commercial painting services.