new exterior paint protected with Coolwall

Paint on the exterior of a home starts to lose its color after some time. The sun’s rays, debris during storms, and other elements take a toll on how vivid the paint color is. When the paint starts to lose its brightness, a fresh coat may be the best option to restore the look of the home and help protect the siding. Today, paint can do even more, and may also help keep the home cooler during the hottest months of the year. Before applying that new coat of paint, the first step is to choose the right painting company.

Do Research on Local Companies

There are many options for painting companies today. So, it’s essential to do some research. Some companies, unfortunately, may not live up to your standards. Other companies will do an amazing job, paying attention to even the smallest details, making sure you are satisfied before they finish the job. Doing research, reading reviews, and checking the past history of companies can help homeowners find that type of company, the type that’s going to care about how well the job is done.

Look for a Painting Company that Offers Top Options

The Texas sun is brutal during the summer months and causes the power bills to skyrocket. One way to help prevent huge power bills can be accomplished by choosing the right paint for a home. New technology like that used to create TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® exterior coating systems can help reflect the sun’s rays, keeping the home much cooler throughout the summer.

This paint uses the same technology as the military uses in the paint for their vehicles to keep the heat signature down so the vehicles can’t be spotted by thermal imaging cameras. Homeowners who look for a company that offers paint options like this may be able to get a lot more out of the new paint for their home, helping them save time and money.

Get a Quote and Understand What it Says

Once the homeowner has a few companies they’re interested in working with, the next step is to get quotes. This is crucial and should never be skipped over. A quote gives the homeowner a chance to see what is involved in the job and how much it will cost. You should review the quote carefully, checking to ensure everything you need to have done is included in the quote.

It is important during this point of research to remember that the lowest quote is not necessarily the best. They may use a lower quality paint, which will just need to be repainted in the near future. Instead, compare quotes from companies that offer high-quality paint like the Tex-Cote CoolWall paint to find the right company to work with.

Look at Guarantees and Potential Scheduling

Before hiring any company, check to see what kind of guarantees they offer for the work. Companies that aren’t going to do a great job will likely not offer a guarantee. They know they’ll need to come back and fix the paint. If they do offer one, it will be for a very short amount of time. Instead, make sure the company is going to offer a decent multi-year guarantee for the work and will be willing to come back and fix any issues if noticed.

On top of this, learn a little more about their current schedule and when the painting could be completed. This is especially important for those who may need to take off work to have the painting done or who may be planning to travel in the near future.

Get a Detailed Contract for the Work

Once a company is chosen, make sure to get a detailed contract. Homeowners should check that everything they want to have done is in the contract so that they don’t have to wonder if it will be done. And if something is overlooked by the paint company, what is the standard procedure for follow up. With a detailed contract in hand, the next step is to hire the company and schedule a time for the painting to be done.

If you’re planning on having your home painted, make sure you find the right painting job. A little bit of work and research now can save you money and heartache in the future. When you use the right company, the job will be done right. Your new painted home should look stunning. And, the process should be pleasant. The question to ask yourself is, ‘would I choose this company again if I started over?’. Longevity and good reviews are a good predictor of what you should expect from the painting company you choose.

Contact Texas Home Improvement for Your Painting Needs

If you live in Austin or the Dallas Fort Worth area and would like more information on exterior coating, replacement windows, roofing, or patio covers and pergolas, give us a call or contact us below.

    Austin office
    6320 E. Stassney Lane, Suite 100
    Austin, TX 78744
    512-766-9696

    Grapevine office
    1702 Minters Chapel Rd, Suite 116
    Grapevine, TX 76051
    817-488-9966

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