Painting is one of the best investments you can make on your home. It’s incredible what a coat of paint can do to enhance curb appeal bring freshness to a home, inside and out. That said, house painting is a big chore that homeowners have to go through every few years. It’s also a time-consuming and labor-intensive job which is why hiring a painting company is a choice most homeowners make. The other reason most people hire a professional painting company is that the home is too large for one person take on the job on their own. Then there’s the fact that most people don’t have the equipment required to take on the project. While the “DIY” option can save money, it’s a complicated project that can end up wasting money if it’s not done right. Following are some pros and cons regarding hiring house painters instead of doing it yourself.
Pros and Cons of Hiring a Painting Company
One of the main advantages of hiring a professional painting company is that they’ll complete the project a lot faster, especially if they have a crew. A reputable contractor can complete a job in as little as two to three days, compared to the three or four weeks it would take a homeowner says Bob Pergolotti of Fairfield County Painters. Another important advantage is that a reputable painting company will be insured, preventing any liability by the homeowner. One of the biggest cons when it comes to hiring a professional is the cost. Not only will labor costs be involved, homeowners will also be billed for supplies, which is usually substantial. If you decide to hire a painting company, be sure to get a few written estimates that include not just the price, but an estimate for how long they think the project will take. Something to keep in mind is that cost shouldn’t be the only factor when it comes to choosing between doing it yourself or hiring a professional. As they say, sometimes you get what you pay for. Also, without the appropriate experience and supplies, the homeowner can end up either needing to hire a professional to redo the job, or they’ll need to live with the results until they can afford to have it done again.