Exterior House Painting Estimate Defined
What is an exterior house painting estimate? Well an exterior house painting estimate is the estimate given to you by a contractor for how much it will cost to paint the exterior of your house. In this article we will take a look at some of the factors that influence an exterior house painting estimate.
First off the exterior house painting estimate is determined by the amount of walls that the house has. The more walls, the more time it will take to paint them. And since time is money, the more walls that need to be paint means more money that has to be spent. When a contractor is contacted to give a exterior house painting estimate, he does look at the number of walls that make up the house. The more walls means that he will need to put more of his men out on the site. For example say you not only want the walls of your house painted, but also the walls of your shed and garage. The contractor factors in the amount of walls and decides how many men he will need to finish the job by a certain date.
Another factor that plays an important factor in exterior house painting estimate is how high the walls are. In the previous paragraph I made note that the owner decided he not only wanted the exterior of his house painted but also his shed and garage. Now lest say his house is a total of four walls, each being three stories. Now the garage is not attached to the house and is two stories high and has four walls as well. The shed is a little less than a story and has four walls as well. The contractor factors all this in with the exterior house painting estimate that he gives the owner. The contractor factors in the amount of work needed to be done, the amount of workers that will be needed to finish the task by a set date, and how long it will take.
Another factor that contractors look at when giving the exterior house painting estimate is just how much of the wall cannot be painted. What this means is they look at how many widows are one the wall. They also look at doors, and other such things. Why they do this is because things like windows and doors interfere with the production time of working on the wall. When workers come across the doors and windows on the wall they must slow down to be extra careful not to get any paint on the doors or windows.
Once the contractor has done the exterior house painting estimate, he gives it to the owner of the house. The owner then decides whether or not he will go with this contractor to do the exterior house painting based on his estimate. Then the contractor, if he gets the job, is to get his men together and start the job.
I hope this article has allowed you to understand what a contractor looks for when giving an exterior house painting estimate.
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