What to Expect in Your Quote

Jun 14, 2017

Quotes from contractors are an important part of home repair projects.If you’re getting ready to have your home painted, or hire a contractor for a home improvement project, you’re probably looking for service quotes. How do you compare quotes to decide which you like best?

First Things First: What’s Included in the Quote?

There are a few key things you need to know:

  • Does the quote include materials?
  • Is it an hourly quote, and if so, what is the cost/repercussion if the contractor goes over time?
  • How many crew members are included?
  • Is a deposit required?
  • How soon can work begin? What is the targeted end date?
  • Does the quote cover the entire job, or just a portion of it?

Does the Quote Expire?

Most contractors will provide a quote with an expiration date. This allows for changes in material costs as well as workload. However, if the contractor provides a quote but cannot begin the job until the quote expires, they should still honor the original price – unless you’ve request changes.

Are They Insured?

Cost of insurance usually isn’t a line item on a quote, but a reputable contractor will be able to provide proof of insurance, including worker’s comp when asked.

This is important. If a worker gets hurt while working in or on your home, you can be held liable if the contractor does not have insurance.

If a contractor provides proof of insurance, but doesn’t seem legitimate, call the number on the certificate to confirm that it is valid and the policy is still in place. Lapsed insurance puts you in the liability seat.

What’s in a Three Brothers Painting Quote?

Three Brothers Painting will provide a free quote and email you the quote the same day. Our estimators give break it down room-by-room, allowing you to break out the job if that’s your preference. Our quotes include materials and paint – including specialty paints like Low VOC.

Other things in our quotes:

  • Type of paint finish
  • Number of Walls
  • Number of Coats (we recommend at least 2 for the best color and durability)
  • Trim
  • Ceiling and number of coats
  • Closets and number of coats

Our estimators will give you an estimated timeline to complete the job and answer any questions you may have.

Are you ready to get started?

Call Three Brothers Painting to schedule your free quote. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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