How to Find the Right Contractor

When we talk about home improvements, we’re talking about investing in (likely) your most valuable possession. Beyond that, your home is your legacy for your children. It’s the roof over your family’s head. It’s comfort, peace of mind, a place to rest your head at night. And its value extends beyond market value. So, it’s crucial to find the right contractor for the job, for every project you take on.

Here at Horner, we pride ourselves in promising a premier paint job with every project we undertake. What does that mean? Well, for starters, we provide a warranty and guarantee of satisfaction, we put safety first (for both your family and our team members), and we provide an honest estimate up front, so you don’t have to guess how much you’ll spend when all is said and done. In short, we strive to be the right contractor for the job. You can look for these traits in all contract work that you perform on your property.

Warranties and Guarantees

First things first, ask potential contractors for any warranty or guarantee they offer. Get it in writing. Your contractor should be able to promise complete customer satisfaction. And work on most projects should be backed by a warranty protecting your home against problems, poor workmanship, or premature wear and tear, depending on the project at hand. Here at Horner, for example, our guarantee is simple: If you have a problem, we fix it. And our warranty provides homeowners with five years of comprehensive protection for our workmanship. Feel free to take a look at our full warranty and guarantee.

Insurance and Safety Measures

Contractors should be insured, and safety should be a primary concern, regardless of the job. When choosing a contractor, be sure to ask if they are insured, which provides financial protection for you, your family, and your home in case of an accident. And ask about the safety measures they have in place. Does your roofing contractor tie off to an anchor when replacing your roof? Does your arborist wear a hard hat when cutting branches? Safe practices help to provide you with peace of mind, and can save you from a headache or unnecessary damages down the line.

Estimate or Quote Up Front

You wouldn’t buy a car for an unknown price, only to discover the price tag when the bill comes in the mail. Contract work should be the same. Get an estimate or quote up front to ensure that you know what to expect when the bill arrives. You’ll also be able to shop around for the best price once you have an idea of the costs from each contractor that you’re considering. We always provide an estimate on our projects, free of charge.

Conscious Contractors at Horner

Here at Horner Painting, we’re proud to cater to our neighbors as Northern Colorado’s Top Rated Local® painters. If you’re curious what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We proudly paint homes for our neighbors across the Front Range from our home here in Fort Collins — we provide service throughout Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Johnstown, Wellington, Severance, and Timnath. As always, we hope your home improvement projects go smoothly. Till next time!