If you are thinking of having your house painted and need to choose a great Calgary painters company there are a lot of companies to choose from, many of them very good, but, unfortunately, some not so good.
Of course, if you have friends or relatives who have had their house painted they may well be able to recommend a company – or even give you an idea of one to steer clear of.
However, if you have no-one who can help and you have no experience yourself, how do you choose? Opening the Yellow Pages and sticking a pin in with your eyes closed is not to be recommended.
Obviously you need a company with a good track record that has been around for a few years, not one that only started in business last week.
The company should be licensed and insured. If it is not, and anything should go wrong while the work is being carried out, you – as the homeowner – can be held responsible. Their workers should also be covered with WCB.
Ask to see the company’s portfolio and references. A professional painting company will be only too pleased to supply you with references and let you look at their portfolio, either online or brought with them when they visit you.
If you are having exterior work done you should be able to take a look at houses they have done in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Ask them about guarantees. Many painting companies do not offer a guarantee, but you want to know that if something should go wrong it will be fixed.
One local company with a great reputation is Bignold Painting (www.bignold.com). They believe in giving you a watertight fixed quote at the outset – as they say, you should know what you are going to pay when you sign the agreement, not when you get the invoice.
They also give you a project manager who will supervise the work and be on hand to answer any questions from start to finish. As if that isn’t enough, the business owner will also make himself available to you at any time.
Not only that, they also give you an automatic three year guarantee with all of their work.
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