Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tips Interior House Paint Prices in Glenview
Houses need regular attention to look their best. Old peeling, cracking paint will let moisture into your home, resulting in hidden damage such as mold, mildew, dry rot and water damage. Paint is designed to protect your home from the elements and inclement weather, but it can fail after time.
If you haven’t painted in many years, you may find that you will have to pay the contractor to scrape, sand, caulk and prime before he can even get started on the actual paint job. Painting every few years will maintain the protective barrier that keeps your home looking well-kept.
Another thing to emphasize is that a quality contractor should also be high on your list. The law in many states requires all house painting contractors to have a license and insurance for your protection. You want someone that you can trust to get the job done at a fair price and in the time specified. A quality contractor will provide a detailed bid and will keep you informed of when they will arrive, who will be doing the work and what to expect. They will also let you know immediately if they run into any problems or issues. Choosing a contractor solely on price may result in a poor job that you have to pay someone else to correct.
If you are flexible as to when you need the work done, it is quite possible that you can schedule the work to be done during the contractor’s slow season and save money in interior house paint prices in Glenview.
And, as you might expect, scheduling the work to be done around the major holidays or anytime in the month of August can result in a lower price.
Let the contractor know you are flexible and ask them about discounts. If the contractor can fit your job in between others in the same area, he may be more apt to give you a discount.
The contractor will only have to bring his equipment once and the crew will report to the same place until the job is done. There is a guarantee of a certain amount of work and the contractor can plan his work accordingly.
Also, ask if they offer discounts for referrals or for multiple jobs in the same neighborhood. You may be able to entice a neighbor to have their house painted too if the contractor will discount the price on both.
Professional painting contractors like me usually include in their quote the following: moving furniture, removing pictures and other wall decor, taking down curtains and blinds as well as putting it all back in place. By doing this part of the job yourself, you will save money. Ask the contractor to give you a second bid without this service. Compare and decide if you are willing to take this on yourself.
Posted on 04/23 at 12:52 PM