Why Choosing the Right Painting Contractor Is as Important as the Right Paint for Your HOA Exterior
Whether you reside in or manage a homeowners association (HOA), it’s no secret that renovations are tethered to a fair amount of red tape. Indeed, every HOA comes with specific guidelines in the form of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). This document lays out various HOA residential rules, including which types and colors of paint are allowed (or not) to be applied to home exteriors. Failing to comply with your HOA’s CC&Rs can result in fines and penalties, so it pays to adhere to them. That said, selecting the right paint for your exterior is far from the only thing that matters when it comes to HOA painting -- the company you hire can make or break the project.
Here’s why choosing the right residential painting contractor is just as important as the right paint for your HOA exterior.
Benefits of a Good Painting Contractor
Experience with HOA Rules and Restrictions
While every HOA is unique, they all have certain things in common. Painting contractors who have a track record painting HOA properties have an advantage, as they’ll know what to look for and how to approach the project from the outset. In other words, no matter which exterior paint colors may or may not be on the table, the experienced contractor will at least know how to navigate these rules and restrictions. The inexperienced painter, on the other hand, may end up violating these guidelines or taking too long to gather the right supplies.
Scheduling a painting project is always challenging. For HOA properties, this task is made even more difficult since HOA projects are often tackled in one fell swoop. In other words, every property within an HOA is usually painted around the same time. If a painting contractor lacks the necessary flexibility and/or resources, they won’t be able to get the job done on time, if at all. When searching for residential exterior painting contractors to renovate your HOA, prioritize companies that work year-round and have a large staff on hand.
Ability to Meet Your HOA Painting Budget
HOAs often operate on tight budgets, which derive from the dues received by residents on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. This budget is used for many aspects of HOA maintenance as well, not just painting. Since HOA painting projects can’t exceed a certain dollar amount, the painters you hire must offer reasonable prices. This doesn’t mean you want to immediately choose the lowest bidder, of course -- cheap estimates often indicate less experienced painters and/or the potential for hidden fees down the line. Do your due diligence and compare multiple estimates before picking a painting contractor.
Skills to Tackle More than Just Exterior Painting
While it’s important to repaint the exteriors of your HOA properties every 5-7 years or so, this isn’t the only task required to maintain high property values. Over time, certain homes will need things like exterior trim repair, siding replacement, floor restoration, and so on. While you might hire different services to tackle these various projects, it’s more cost-effective to work with a single provider who can do it all, especially if multiple projects need to be completed in conjunction.
Choose the Right Painting Contractor for Your HOA Project
With so many considerations to make regarding HOA painting, it’s worth taking the time to find the best contractor for your needs. At Anderson Painting, our specialists have plenty of experience working with HOA properties, offer flexible scheduling and competitive pricing, and have the skills and resources to tackle more than exterior painting alone. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at email@example.com!