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When to Get an Exterior Painting Quote

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It’s the middle of the summer already and you might be thinking of getting an exterior house painting quote. For those of us in the painting profession, summer is the busiest time of year. Our painting staff has been washing, prepping, painting to transform each and every home into a showcase. While our office staff has been busy answering countless calls and emails, I have been busy providing in-home estimates and signing on new customers. And as of now, August 2019, Universal Painting Contractors Inc. exterior painting schedule is full for the year.

Universal Painting Contractors, Inc. Fairfield, CA residential exterior painting
Universal Painting Contractors, Inc. crew hard at work

So, you may be wondering…

When do Fairfield painting companies tend to book up?

If you start the getting bids process in the middle or late summer, you will discover that many Fairfield house painters are already fully booked for the season since everyone wants to get the job done before the rainy season starts. With such a short window to safely paint outside all local painting contractors are busier than ever! Combine the demand with the persistent skilled labor shortage established contractors in the region are inevitably inundated with more requests than they can fulfill. For some contractors, this means taking on far more work than they can handle and struggling to meet commitments. In turn, for consumers, this can mean canceled or abandoned jobs or getting their house painting project completed on time. This makes it all the more important for the consumer not only to plan ahead but also to ensure they are working with a reliable, trustworthy professional.

So, when is the best time to get a quote for your home exterior painting project?

As early in the year as you can! Late winter or early spring is always a good time to get quotes and select a reputable and seasoned painting contractor. In fact, we wouldn’t recommend beginning the process much later, as contractors tend to only get busier from this point forward. Additionally, if you wait any longer, you might find yourself paying more due to the contractor having to pay overtime for his crew. Once you narrowed in on the painting company we recommend you get a signed contract that includes a starting date commitment. You should know that most reputable contractors will ask for a reasonable deposit amount to secure a spot on their schedule. However, be leary of contractors that request a huge deposit upfront.

Are you ready to get a quote for exterior house painting in Fairfield or nearby areas?

Universal Painting Contractors, Inc is a well established and top-rated local painting contractor serving Fairfield, Vacaville, Dixon, Vallejo, Napa, Sonoma, and other nearby cities. We would be happy to come to your home to give you an on-site consultation and give you a long list of references. We have served hundreds of satisfied customers and would love the opportunity to serve you next.

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