You're the first to admit that the outside of your commercial building is ready for a new look. That means talking with some of the local commercial exterior painting services
and finding out what they can do for you. Along the way, be sure to ask the following four questions; the answers will help narrow the range of choices for the project.
Do You Have Experience With My Type of Exterior?
There are multiple types of materials used for building exteriors. The process used to paint some of those materials is different from others. What you want to know is if the service has experience with the materials used for the exterior of your building.
If the answer is a quick yes, then things are off to a good start. When the response is vague and doesn't quite tell you if and how much experience the service has, then think long and hard before proceeding. There's likely at least one service in town that knows exactly how to prepare your building's exterior and has done that process for others on multiple occasions.
What Type of Exterior Paint Do You Recommend?
The materials used for your exterior will go a long way toward settling on the sort of paint that needs to be used. This goes beyond grabbing the first option, which happens to be exterior painting. A professional who truly has experience with similar buildings will know what exterior paints will work and which ones should be left alone.
If the person you're speaking with is not aware of multiple kinds of exterior paint, take that as a warning sign. You need this job to go smoothly, and that involves selecting the right type of exterior paint.
How Many Painters Will Work on My Building?
The last thing that you want is for a single painter to show up to paint the outside of your building. That would be fine if the plan was to paint the facade for one or two floors but not the entire structure. Before things go any further, get an idea of how many painters would be assigned to the project.
You'll find that contractors who represent the various commercial exterior painting services will be happy to come up with a figure based on the size of the building and the type of exterior involved. If there's any attempt to step around the question, take that as a sign to work with a different service.
What Are The Projected Start and Completion Dates?
While you understand that most services already have other projects in progress, it's still nice to get an idea of when the work on your building can get underway. A conscientious professional will be happy to do some checking and provide you with an estimated date for starting the project. That's good since it provides you with an idea of when to begin preparing for the arrival of the painters.
It also helps to know when the contractor anticipates being done with the painting. While this does depend on if the project begins on the anticipated start date, the weather conditions, and a few other factors, having an idea allows you to make adjustments that keep the inconvenience to you and your business tenants to a minimum.
Now is the time to contact a few local services
and identify the one that is right for the job. Ask any questions that come to mind, and pay close attention to the way they're answered. It won't take long to settle on a service that will do a great job.