Homeowners make a common mistake when looking for quotes for painting their homes. They will just say they want to paint their home without giving any specific details about their requirements.
After all, if you hire a professional, they will know what is expected of them. One thing to keep in mind in such cases is that always give your descriptions regardless of how excessive they may seem.
Why you should Give Project Descriptions
It always makes a difference when you include job description in your quote request. You do not want to keep redoing your bidding since you cannot get the right quotation.
It’s Easy to Estimate the Scope of Work
The painting contractors that you request the quote from must understand the scope of work involved. With job specifications, this will be easy for them to give a quotation.
Quotations will not Vary Much
When you have clearly indicated the job specifications, the quotes will not vary much. Without this, some contractors will include things such as an extra coat of finish which another contractor will omit. To avoid such inconsistencies, it’s always good to include what you require from your end.
No Difficulties Choosing a Quote
It becomes a hard nut to crack when you have varying quotations and you do not know which one to go with. You are tempted to take a quotation that you feel is best but you do not have the budget.
You do not have to redo the Bidding
When the painting quotations you request are inconsistent, it’s easy not to be satisfied with any. You will even end up bidding all over again. This will be time wasting but you do not have to do it when you give job specifications.
Keep in Mind
Once you have the job descriptions, do not stray away from this. The contractor will try to recommend other things such as adding extra finishing coats or something else. Resist this and instead stick with your requirements. You will end up having to add extra money which is probably out of your budget.
When looking for a painting contractor, you should never assume things such as the contractor knows better. Unless you do not have any preferences. Having job specifications and requirements during bidding will make your work easier and that of the contractor. They understand what you expect and it’s easy to match their quote to this.