6 Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Painting Contractor in York, PA

If you’re ready to give your home a facelift with some fresh paint, finding the right paint contractor in the York, PA, area is your next step. Finding the right painter can make or break your project, so we’re sharing 6 things to keep in mind and consider during your contractor search. 

1. Consider online reviews

What others say about a company can shed light on how they operate and what you can expect in terms of service. If someone takes the time to leave a review online, chances are they hope others will read it. 

While businesses can say anything they want about themselves, reviews from their clients should hold weight in your decision. Look for a company that has positive reviews and accounts of experiences you would like to have at your home. 

At Todd A Hess Painting Co, we have a 5-star reputation we are thrilled to share with prospects and community members. We take pride in serving our clients with the highest level of service and professionalism available. You can check out our Google Reviews here! Be sure to review other business reviews before committing to working with a contractor, too. 

2. Ask about their products 

This might go without saying, but the contractor you work with should use high-quality products that are long lasting and match what you have in mind. The actual name brand may not matter much to you, but where the products come from and how long they will last should. Our team is proud to partner with one of the oldest family-owned paint brands in the country, McCormick Paints. While we do use other quality products, we find it important to invest in our community where we can and support other businesses in the work that we do. 

3. Review estimates and pricing breakdown 

We highly recommend getting an estimate from a painting contractor before signing off on the project at hand. The estimate can not only provide you with hard costs of work, but you can also see what else comes with the job. Our team includes all prepwork in our estimates, so clients don’t have to worry about keeping their home protected from products or having to rent specific machinery. We make it easy for clients to sign off on our work and enjoy peace of mind that the project will get done correctly. 

If you receive an estimate from a contractor that seems too cheap, it’s because it probably is. Be sure to ask about prepwork, travel, and staff when you receive your estimate, too. 

4. Find a contractor who is covered with insurance

There are unfortunately contractors out there who will try to avoid getting insurance because of the cost. If someone you’re considering working with isn’t insured, we would recommend looking elsewhere. Not only does insurance cover the business but it covers you as the homeowner in the event of damage or accident. 

We want all of our customers to have confidence in our work and in knowing that we are bonded, insured, and licensed. 

5. Consider the type of paint job

Not all painting projects are created equal, so it’s important to work with a painting contractor who not only understands your vision and goals but who also specializes in the work you need completed. Interior and exterior painting jobs require different products, techniques, and skills. The same can be said for residential projects versus commercial ones. Clearly communicate what you’re looking for and ask your painting contractor if they’re comfortable and confident with that type of work. 

6. Numbers, numbers, numbers 

With all of the other considerations in mind, we understand that many decisions ultimately boil down to cost. We encourage you to consider the cost of your project as an investment in your home instead of a to-do item to check off of a list. You can also find more information on typical costs to expect when painting your home in the Central Pennsylvania area. 

If you’re searching for estimates and are ready to learn more about our potential services, we would love to connect with you. Get a free quote from our team today or contact us for additional questions and information. 

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