As the snow falls and the temperatures drop, you may be tempted to put home renovation plans on hold. But the fall and winter months are a great time to start planning your external remodeling and repair needs.
Assess Your Needs
Step one is to determine exactly what you want done. Take a quick walk around your home and assess your needs. Does your entire home need to be repainted, or just certain parts like your deck? A walkaround assessment can also help you spot potential issues, such as trees and shrubs that need to be trimmed back before a painter can work on that side of the house.
Once you have a clear idea of what you want to do, start reaching out for bids. A bid is NOT a contract; it simply gives you an idea how much you'll be spending. If the numbers aren't in your range, you can work with your contractor to figure out some shortcuts. Worst case is that you know how much you'll need to pay and you can start saving towards that goal.
Choose the Right Painters
Be sure to consider quality as well as cost when choosing your painting partners. A cheap paint job isn't a deal if the paint doesn't last or if the crew leaves a mess behind. Cityscape Painting gets a large amount of our work from referrals, past clients, and professional contractors. We'd be happy to provide references on demand!
Create a Timeline
If you pick a contractor in November for the following year, you'll have a lot of flexibility in specifying when they arrive. You can set a goal for completion and work backwards with your contractor to build a timeline to meet it. For example, if you want the house repainted by June 1, then you should get all the trees and shrubs trimmed back in April so the painters can do their work in May. Be sure to include some wiggle room in your timeline for bad weather.
In short, it's not too early to start thinking about your exterior paint projects for next year. Cityscape Painting is already scheduling projects for 2023 and we'd be glad to come out and give you a bid. Our exterior home painting experts can help you choose the right paint and color for your home, and point out any other factors that might impact your project. Call us today at 952-469-5901. We're eager to help!
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