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Painting Plus Frequently Asked Questions

 

Sometimes in life we find ourselves perplexed, confused, or just simply wanting a little more information about something. Have no fear! Painting Plus is here for you. We have compiled a list of the more frequent questions that come our way, but if we don’t answer your questions here then please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email!

Why Choose Us

Painting Plus, Inc. is a Georgia licensed general contractor with thousands of references. Since we specialize in a multitude of services we allow our clients to deal with only one contractor.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What sets Painting Plus apart from other contractors?

  • You get a local, family owned and operated company.
  • We are insured to protect you.
  • You get exact pricing up front.
  • You get a detailed written estimate of the project.
  • You get only, high-quality products.
  • You get an official James Hardie Replacement Contractor.
  • You get immediate customer service with a single phone call.
  • You get trained, insured, professional crews with a Project Manager for quality control.
  • You get professional, hands-on project management from start to finish.

How long have you been in business?

Painting Plus has been established since 1998 and is a registered Service mark with the GA Secretary of State.

You have warranties, but what do they really cover?

We offer both warranties on our work, and warranties from many of the fine providers of our roofing, siding, and painting materials to name a few. The warranty on the work covers the cost of any labor in replacing, repairing, or fixing what might have been deemed as defective or ineffective craftsmanship. The warranty from our providers covers the materials we use meaning they will in most every case replace any portion of the product that was found to be defective or below craftsmanship standards with an equal or greater product free of charge. Additionally, our warranties can be printed off our web site.

Do you offer a free estimate?

Yes, all estimates are free of charge.

Just because you see the word “Free” in front of it does not mean we take any less pride or show less importance in our estimates. Unlike some companies who offer their “between 9 and 4″ window of when they may or may not arrive. We schedule an appointment, set a date and a time that is convenient for you uand make certain we are there promptly. Your time is important to you, which means it is important to us.

What happens after I set an appointment for an estimate?

One of our professional estimators will contact you to gather more details about your needs. This individual will arrange a meeting to review your project details and provide you with an estimate. They will draft a proposal.
Our professional estimators begin by determining your needs so the can provide you the right, service you want along with a competitive quote. As you know, we are in the business of providing painting services but also offer a variety of other home improvements.
In addition, any consultation we provide is always complimentary, whether we end up performing the job or not.

What should I look for in a contractor/installer?

Experience and credibility are everything in this industry, and you should always ask:
Is the contractor properly licensed as a business?
Painting Plus is a registered cooperation with the State of Georgia.

Does the contractor have liability and workman’s comp insurance (ask for proof)?
Painting Plus is fully insured for both liability and workman’s compensation insurance.

Will the contractor guarantee their work?
Painting Plus offers a written product and labor warranty on all work.

Have you verified several references (past customers and suppliers) to get objective opinions about their quality of work, experience and reliability?
Painting Plus provides current, references with every estimate at you request.

Does the contractor have trained installers who follow the manufacturer’s guidelines?
Painting Plus installers strictly follow James Hardie’s installation instructions.

What siding do you recommend?

Painting Plus, Inc. has partnered with James Hardie® for its siding repair and replacement. We always recommend James Hardie® when it comes to fiber cement siding products. We also install cedar siding, stone and brick.

What is “fiber cement” siding (i.e. HardiPlank®)?

Fiber cement siding is a durable, attractive alternative to traditional wood composite, cedar, vinyl, brick or stucco sidings. Combining the look and warmth of natural wood with the durability of fiber-cement HardiPlank® resists damage from exposure to humidity, rain, snow and termites. It is dimensionally stable and under normal conditions will not crack, rot or delaminates. Fiber cement siding offers a lifetime of low-maintenance.  Atlanta Residential Painting Contractor, Alpharetta Roofer

How much does is “fiber cement” siding cost?

Re-siding costs vary project to project. Typically, fiber cement siding is:

  • Less expensive than brick.
  • Equal or less expensive than vinyl.
  • Equal or less expensive than hardboard siding.
  • Less expensive than synthetic stucco.

Does HardiePlank® comply with homeowners’ association restrictive covenants?

Each homeowner’s association has a different set of restrictive covenants, but all of our clients have received approval for HardiePlank® installation. If your home currently has siding on it, chances are excellent that HardiePlank® will be accepted. Painting Plus communicates with the homeowners’ association on behalf of each of our clients to coordinate the approval process.

Is HardiePlank® resistant to mold?

Yes. HardiePlank® is sealed to keep out moisture. The coating has mildicide in it to protect against mold growth. If dirt is splattered against the coating and mold grows on the dirt, the coating cleans easily with water from a garden hose.

Can HardiePlank® installed on top of my existing siding?

For one out of ten homes we have installed on top of the existing siding, if the siding is in good condition and the surface is flat. We always remove old existing siding that is not flat or has rot. We prefer to remove all old siding.

Does HardiePlank® Lap Siding Rot?

No one has control over the weather. So it’s best to chose siding that resists severe climates and damage from precipitation, like James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding. James Hardie® Siding is warranted not to rot, warp or delaminate. In addition, James Hardie® Siding is five times thicker than vinyl siding so it’s warranted against hail damage and can be installed to withstand winds up to 150 MPH. Atlanta James Hardie Preferred Remodeler, Roswell Roofer, Atlanta Custom Carpentry

What is the HardiePlank® warranty?

HardiePlank® lap siding has a 30-year limited warranty from the manufacturer, and the ColorPlus® Technology finish comes with a 15-year warranty that covers both paint and labor. Painting Plus guarantees labor for 10 to 30 years on the siding and 5 years on the paint coating.

Is the weight of HardiePlank® an issue?

Absolutely not. HardiePlank® weighs 2.3 lbs per square foot. That is about the same weight as 5/8″ thick sheet rock. HardiePlank® is installed on load-bearing walls. It has been installed on over 5.5 million homes and the weight of the product has never been an issue.

What is the advantage of HardiePlank® compared to vinyl siding?

HardiePlank® lap siding provides a superior solution to your siding problems and gives your home the look and feel of real wood.  It has excellent durability, will not burn, and is resistant to rotting and warping. It has excellent durability and will not rot, warp, or burn. It is dimensionally stable and resists cracking, rotting and delamination. James Hardie® is the #1 most recognized name in home improvements.

Should I have my windows replaced when I replace the siding?

It is preferable to replace the windows when you replace the siding, but window replacement can be performed later, if desired.

Do you use HardiePlank® for siding repairs?

Painting Plus has no minimum for HardiePlank® replacement siding projects; unlike other companies we do partial small siding jobs.

Do you replace soffits with HardiePlank®?

If the soffits are in good condition, we can paint them to match the new siding or existing trim. If repairs are necessary, we can create new soffits from HardieSoffit® or replace only the bad section with wood.

On what types of houses do you normally install HardiePlank®?

In the Atlanta area, most of our clients own homes built in the 1970s and 1980s. Defective siding was installed on thousands of homes in metro Atlanta. HardiePlank® performs best when used to replace existing wood siding or Masonite. It is not uncommon to replace stucco with new siding. Atlanta Deck Contractor, Atlanta Gutter Contractor, Featured Article – Cobb Living

Is HardiePlank® resistant to damage from insects and weather?

Termites and other wood-eating insects will not be able to penetrate HardiPlank®. The product is also resistant to damage from hail, freezing temperatures, rain, and humidity.

If I install HardiePlank® will I be eligible for an insurance discount?

Some insurers allow a fire insurance discount. You should discuss this with your own insurance agent.

Are there any environmental or health concerns associated with HardiePlank®?

No. Hardiplank is an environmentally friendly and safe product. It contains no asbestos, glass fibers, or formaldehyde.

What is HardiePlank® siding with ColorPlus® Technology?

HardiePlank® siding with ColorPlus® Technology is pre painted and offers the best solution to painting concerns, and the best protection against Georgia’s extreme weather elements (such as UV rays). The multi-coat, baked-on, factory application process delivers a beautiful, consistent, finished siding product. Even better, HardiePlank® siding with ColorPlus® Technology comes with a James Hardie® 30-year product warranty as well as a 15-year finish (paint) warranty.

Does Color Plus® HardiePlank® come with matching trim?

Yes HardiePlank® offers a wide variety of pre painted trim pieces.
Everything from function utility trims to substantial wide trims resembling dimensional lumber and decorative crown molding for window headers.

How much does it cost to side a home?

Because we offer siding at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and siding job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

Is there a brand of paint that matches ColorPlus® Technology available siding colors? Yes we can match all color plus pre painted siding colors?

Yes the paint used is Glidden and can be matched. With today’s paint technology, the best way to match paint is to take a sample or chip of your siding to your local paint store. Most stores have electronic color matching capabilities.

Is one season better than another to have my new siding installed?

No, You can have your siding installed in any season, as your schedule and budget allow. Regardless of when you have your new siding installed, you’ll enjoy the immediate benefits of improved appearance, as well as the long-term benefits of durability and easy maintenance.

What is a James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler?

Painting Plus is an official James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler. This is an exclusive, “by invitation only,” program sponsored by James Hardie® Building Products to help homeowners choose a qualified contractor to install their HardiePlank® siding. There are less than 50 contractors in Georgia who have been officially awarded a position in this highly coveted program.

Why should I choose an official Preferred Remodeler?

Choosing a James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler gives you an extra layer of protection and peace of mind because you know:
• Painting Plus’ installers have been fully trained.
• Painting Plus projects are regularly reviewed by a Hardie expert.
• Painting Plus works in strong partnership with James Hardie® to ensure their siding products are always installed correctly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

How can I verify who is an official James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler?

You may contact James Hardie’s® customer service specialist at 877-336-2339. Ask for a remodeler that specializes in the Atlanta and Georgia marketplaces. If you provide them with a company name, they can verify if the company is an active, official member of the James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler Program.

What’s involved in re-siding my home?

Painting Plus begins every project by covering and protecting items not involved in the renovation (such as decks, AC units, and flower beds). Next we prepare your home to be resided by removing and disposing of the old siding; replacing any damaged/rotted plywood sheathing; and installing a vapor barrier (such as Owens Pink Wrap or Tyvek).
After the prep work is done, we pressure wash, caulk, and prep and paint your new James Hardie® Siding Product (except when using HardiePlank® siding with ColorPlus® Technology which does not require painting). We re-install lighting fixtures and add PVC mounts to all exteriors fixtures that come in contact with the new siding. Finally, we clean up any debris and leave your home picture perfect.

How long will it take to re-side my home?

It generally takes 5-7 days to complete a project depending on the size of your home, scope of your exterior remodel and weather conditions.

What other items are involved with remodeling the exterior of my home?

When renovating the outside of your home, you should think about more than just siding. You’ll need to look at window and door trim, columns, soffit and fascia areas, gutters or anything else on the outside of your home.
Painting Plus is a full-service replacement contractor. We have trained crews for each of the cornerstones of our business: siding, windows, entry doors, gutter and roofing.

How long will HardiePlank® siding last?

When installed correctly, James Hardie® HardiePlank® has a 30-year product warranty that is transferable to new owners should you sell your home.

How does HardiPlank® compare to other siding products?

James Hardie® Siding Products make sense – they provide low maintenance, without sacrificing the beauty of wood.

Do I have to paint HardiePlank® siding?

Our estimates always include painting for standard pre primed HardiePlank® siding (which comes pre-primed from the factory). In our experience, a quality paint job on primed HardiePlank® siding lasts 9-12 years in Georgia. Beware of anyone who says a paint job will last a lifetime. It is unrealistic to promise that a single, exterior paint job will last a lifetime in Georgia’s climate; regardless of how good the paint or painter may be. Atlanta Carpentry Contractor, Atlanta Roofing Company

What are the benefits of replacing my windows?

To save on energy costs and potentially receive a government tax credit.
Virtually maintenance-free. (No painting)
To update the look of your home, inside and outside.
To increase resale value of home.

What type of windows does Painting Plus install?

Painting Plus offers a wide range of top-quality, vinyl, and wood replacement windows that can be customized with your preferred color, glass, hardware and grid options. We do not try to sell or push a certain brand.
We offer a flat installation fee and will gladly install windows of your choice.

What are the different grid patters on windows called?

SDL Simulated divided light these are windows with a true mullion applied to the double insulated glass
GBG- Grill between the glass this is a window were the grid is in between the two pains of glass
IG – Insulated glass no grill at all one sash with clear glass

What are the types of materials used in window construction?

Homeowners who want low-maintenance with their homes appreciate the minimal upkeep needed for vinyl products.
Traditional wood windows are pre-primed but do require painting.

What is Low E glass?

Low E Glass has a slight green tint. In summer months, Low E glass keeps cool air inside while keeping hot air outside, and in winter, Low E keeps warm air in and cold air out. It also blocks up to 84% of the ultraviolet rays.

How is Argon gas utilized?

Some windows have the insulating glass unit is filled with Argon gas adding even more thermal efficiency. The Us Government recognizes the energy efficiency giving a tax credit. Filling the space with a less conductive, more viscous, or slow-moving gas minimizes the convection currents within the space, conduction through the gas is reduced, and the overall transfer of heat between the inside and outside is reduced.

How long will it take to install new windows?

The windows installation process involves: removal of your existing windows; the installation of your new Windows; the installation of any trim. Depending on the number and size of your windows, it generally takes approximately 1-2 days to install new windows on a 3000 sq ft. home.

What type of doors does Painting Plus install?

Once again we do not try to push or sell any one product or company. Numerous manufactures offer complete lines of quality steel, fiberglass and wood entry doors. All vendors offer a wide variety of features as well as several hardware and glass options. One of our knowledgeable sales representatives will take you to visit a window and door show room.

When it comes to entry doors, what is the difference between steel, fiberglass and wood?

Steel entry doors offer heavy gauge steel panels with a high definition embossing that replicates the look of wood. 20-Gauge Smooth Steel, 20-Gauge Textured Steel, 22-Gauge Stainable Steel, 24-Gauge Smooth Steel. These doors are usually more cost effective Optional fire ratings are also available.
Fiberglass entry doors feature high-pressure molded panels. They come in smooth or textured to create the appearance of traditional wood. Fiberglass doors are low-maintenance, dent-resistant and can be stained in a variety of colors.
Wood doors are going to require more maintenance, but nothing looks like real wood. Prices on wood doors can range dramatically.

Can you determine if my gutters are damaged?

During your estimate, we can inspect your gutters and report any damage we find. If minor repairs are required, we usually can take care of it. If you need to have your gutters completely replaced, we will include a line-item cost on your estimate.

What is the purpose of gutters?

Gutters and downspouts prevent water that falls on the roof from dripping down the sides of the house and collecting near the foundation. Gutters and gutter covers protect your home. Your gutters are part of your home’s rainwater management system. They help prevent a number of problems such as mold development, structural damage to your deck, foundation or landscape.

How often should gutters be cleaned?

This varies, depending on the environment. Generally, it’s a good idea to have gutters checked and cleaned once a year. In houses surrounded by trees, it may be necessary to clean out gutters twice a year. Painting Plus offers a full service gutter cleaning.

I don’t want to clean my gutters annually, what are my options?

Painting Plus can install a gutter cover/cap system to block out falling debris or objects. We offer a good, better, and best option. Painting plus replaces and repairs gutters and downspouts. Additionally, we can install gutter cover systems to eliminate your annual gutter cleaning.

How do gutter covers/ tops work?

Gutter covers work on the scientific principle of water adhesion or centrifugal force. The design allows water to enter the gutter while keeping leaves and debris out. They can be custom-fit to any home and adjusted to any roof pitch.
Our Good: Hallett Gutter covers®
Our Better: LeaFree®
Our Best: Tru Guard®

What are the benefits of installing Gutter covers?

The #1 reason is so you don’t have to clean your gutters as often so you can avoid the messy work of gutter cleaning. They also stop mosquitoes from breeding in your gutters. The water that sits in your gutters as a result of debris build-up is an ideal place for disease carrying mosquitoes to breed.

Do you install sectional or seamless gutters?

Painting Plus only installs seamless gutters. Seamless gutters won’t leak at seams because there are none; sections join only at inside and outside corners and at downspout outlets. That’s why they’re the most popular configuration. Seamless gutters, made of aluminum, galvanized steel or copper are extruded to custom lengths on site using a portable machine.

What size seamless gutters do you install?

Painting Plus fabricates seamless gutters in five, six, and seven inch K style seamless gutters which are made of aluminum, galvanized steel or copper.

How do I Know I need a new roof?

During your estimate, a Painting plus represenitive can visually inspect your roof and report any damage we find. If minor repairs are required, we usually can take care of it. If you need to have your roof completely replaced, we will give you a detailed written estimate. Our representative will gladly take pictures of your roof if asked.

What are the signs my roof needs to be replaced?

The signs of roof failure are damaged flashing, curled shingles, buckled shingles, missing shingles, algae growth, blistering, rotten soffits, and water spots in ceiling. Does the roof leak in numerous locations? Do the leaks continue, despite repeated repair attempts?

What type of roofing shingles does Painting Plus use?

Painting Plus recommends both Owens-Corning’s Oakridge PRO 30® AR and GAF-ELK 30 year shingles. We are authorized installers for both manufactures. Both are architecturally stylish but practically priced. The Owens architectural shingle features muted color blends and a subtle single shadow for an understated complement to home exteriors. The GAF-ELK High Definition features GAF-Elk’s patented “High Definition” color blends and enhanced shadow effect.

What type of warranty do you offer on your Roofing?

Depending on the type of shingles you purchase, Painting Plus roofing warranty can last from 5 to 30 years. Your sales rep can explain all the details.

How can I get samples of your products?

Our sales representatives can come out to your home and help you determine what style of roofing would be best for your home. They can provide samples of the products we offer.

What do I need to do to prepare for the installation of my new roof?

Remove all loose items from walls and shelves. The constant hammering may cause enough vibration to shake these items down. Make sure to clear your driveway and items directly surrounding your home. Also, please see that electrical power is provided to the outside of your home. If exterior plugs are not available, please run an extension cord through a window or door.

Can I cover over my existing roof?

Painting Plus does not recommend this practice.

How many layers of roof shingle can I put on my house?

Most building codes allow a structure to have two roof membranes in place, but not a third. The codes are also now requiring all roof layers to be removed once the two-roof limit has been reached. Painting Plus always removes the existing shingle to examine the roof decking.

What time of year is the best time to install a roof?

The optimum time to install a roof is when the temperatures are above freezing and the wind and rain are at the lowest intensity and frequency. This allows the roofer the best conditions for installation, with the fewest interruptions and lowest risk of leaking. Unless you are very fortunate, sometimes you cannot schedule the roofing work during these periods, and you may need to install the roof in cold temperatures or in the rainy season.

How much does a new roof cost?

Before we can tell you how much your job will cost, we will need to know what it involves. We understand your concerns about budget and keeping costs under control. The best way to estimate a cost is to have a sales representative come to your home and take a look at your roof. We can take pictures at your request.

What is an architectural or dimensional shingle?

Unlike standard 3-tab, or strip shingles, which are single layer in design, a growing number of shingles are multi-layered or laminated.

What is a fiberglass / composite shingle?

Fiberglass shingles are built on a core, or mat, of fiberglass reinforcement. Asphalt coating is applied directly to this mat and protective granite color granules are embedded into the coating. Fiberglass shingles carry a Class a fire resistance rating from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the highest rating available.

What should I look for when selecting a roofing contractor?

Since the roof you install is only as good as the contractor who installs it, choosing a qualified roofing contractor is essential to having a healthy roof that lasts a long time.

How much roof maintenance is needed after installation?

Since all roofing types and materials need different amounts of maintenance there is no simple answer. Asphalt shingles and wood shakes and shingles need to be maintained by routinely cleaning out gutters and trimming back tree branches. Replacing damaged shingles and keeping moss or algae off of the roof are ways to ensure longevity.

How long does it take to replace a roof?

Replacing a roof usually requires a lot of work. The process generally takes a few days. Remember that bad weather can delay installation. If you are repairing rather than replacing your current roof, it may take less time.

How long should a roof last?

Roofing, like any other material, is going to deteriorate with time.
A new roof can last anywhere from 10 to 40 years, although 20 years is the average. You can lengthen the life by keeping up with any maintenance requirements. Most building owners, roofing contractors and designers feel 20 years is an acceptable service life. Roswell Roofer, Atlanta Custom Carpentry, Atlanta Painting Resources, Painter Atlanta

Can you give me color advice? What colors are best?

Color and moods? There has been much written on the affects of color on the moods of individuals. Behavioral psychology books may be a good source on this subject.
Here are some general concepts:
Warm Colors (Red, Yellow, and Orange) attract attention, create excitement, promote cheerfulness, and stimulates action.
Cool Colors (Blue, Turquoise, Green, and Purple) relax and refresh, promote peacefulness, encourage and concentration.
Light Colors (off whites, light tones) make areas seem more spacious and tend to give people a psychological lift.
Dark Colors (deep tones) Make areas appear smaller and long exposure can create a feeling of monotony and depression.
Bold Colors: Attracts the eye and creates excitement.
Whites: Reflect more light and denote cleanliness.
Painting Plus has color consultants at you request.

What is better? Enamel, Latex or Oil?

Enamel is a broad classification for finishing materials that dry to a smooth, hard finish and usually possess a gloss. In the past this term referred exclusively to oil base products, however, new generation latex products area also at times referred to as enamels. Because of these factors enamel as, a paint term has become somewhat ambiguous. Oil base products are those products that typically are composed of pigments dissolved in a mineral spirit such as paint thinner. While latex products are an emulsion suspended in water. The obvious differences are that oil base product require mineral spirits for clean up, have a longer dry time, and have a stronger odor while drying to a harder finish. Latex products typically will dry faster and are water clean up. Oil base products are used primarily where a harder finish is required. However, today’s improved latex products have allowed for the substitution of latex in nearly all scenarios that had traditionally called for an oil base material. We always try to use environmentally friendly low VOC Latex.

How do I test to determine if my paint is oil or latex?

First scrub a small area with a solution of household detergent and warm water. Rinse well and towel-dry it, then soak a cotton ball or soft rag in alcohol and rub it back and forth over the cleaned area. If paint comes off, it’s latex paint and another coat of the same is in order. If the paint doesn’t come off, it’s oil-based, note: small trace amounts of oil based paint have been know to also come off on the rag if rubbed hard. A base coat of primer is a must if you plan to use latex as your finish coat. You have the option for the finish coat since different types of latex or oil-based paint can be used.

What are the different paint sheens?

Sheen refers to the light reflectivity of the painted or varnished surface. There are varying degrees of paint sheen, from no shine to high gloss. Paint manufacturers may refer to their paint sheens by different names. From lowest to highest, sheens correspond to these reflective degrees: flat finish, eggshell, satin, semi gloss, gloss, and high gloss finish.

What is Elastomeric?

Elastomeric waterproof system is normally used on exterior stucco and often when the surface has a lot of hairline cracks. Elastomeric was formulated to be applied in very thick coats or mil thickness. When applied correctly, it has the capacity to span these hairline cracks permanently. Elastomeric is a latex product looks much like any other paint and it can be tinted to most colors.

How do I know if I have lead paint?

If your home was built prior to 1978, chances are it has lead paint on it. A lab test can be done or a simple inexpensive tester can be purchased at a local hardware store if you want to make sure.

How is lead paint dealt with?

If your home was built prior to 1978 we assume it is lead paint and take all required actions while working with it. There are procedures set by the federal government on how any work involving lead paint is to be performed. All our painters are trained on all necessary steps to take. For more information on lead paint call 1-800-424-LEAD.

Can I paint over wall covering?

We typically do not recommend painting over wallpaper. However if you choose to, there are many issues to consider. The seams may not lie down properly. Moisture from the paint could cause blistering or peeling. Over a heavy vinyl the paint’s adhesion may be minimal. The texture from the wallpaper may not look very good on a solid wall. Note that the seams may be visible in some areas. Any of these things could cause a problem. For these reasons we always recommend testing the system prior to taking on the whole job.
Keeping in mind the points stated above, the only paper that may be primed is nonporous paper. If removal of the paper is not an option first clean the surface. Then lightly sand the seams to make them as smooth as possible. Test a quick drying alkyd primer like the Sherwin-Williams ProBlock Alkyd HS Primer on the wallpaper. If the primer dries without lifting or blistering, move to the next step of applying a finish coat over the primer. Atlanta Commercial Painting Company, Atlanta Siding Repair

What do I do about trees and bushes?

We cover all plants with drop clothes and plastic. Out-of-control landscaping must be pruned back to allow our crew(s) access to surfaces under construction. Kindly share any landscaping concerns with regard to plants and flowers before work begins to assure adequate precautions are being taken.

Will my house be a construction zone?

Safety is our highest priority! Please take care to protect yourself, your children and pets by keeping a safe distance from workers, ladders, power tools, trucks, materials, dumpsters and equipment. Some animals are agitated by the presence of strangers and accompanying noises and need to be restrained appropriately. Children should not be outside at any time work is in progress as falling debris could cause injury. The removal of existing siding and roofing materials necessarily means old, possibly rusty, nails on the ground. Please, no bare feet! We sweep the perimeter of the house daily for nails with a magnet; kindly notify the office if we have failed to detect ground nails.

Will you need access to electrical?

All carpenters, roofers, and siding crews must have adequate electrical supply. If areas of your house do not have receptacles available please run an extension cord out of an exterior door, window or garage door. Access to your circuit breaker may be required. Please inform our project manager and workers of the location and provide access to this area.

Will the crews need access to my driveway?

Yes, it is essential to receive deliveries of material and debris removal. For the safety of your vehicles, we recommend parking away from the house while crews are at work. If a roll-off container is being provided for your project, please advise the office immediately if any issues exist with regard to your driveway prior to container delivery.

Will the work create house vibration?

Yes, the nailing and ladders will vibrate the house. It is imperative that wall hangings or shelf items be secured/removed prior to starting your project to safeguard what has real or sentimental value to you. Light fixtures, pictures, mirrors, paintings, knick-knacks as well as items on the floor below wall hangings are at risk. Please secure prior to start date.

How do I prevent attic debris?

Please cover all personal belongings in the attic or storage area due to the possibility of roof debris or dust coming through the cracks. We recommend you use .3-mil thin plastic we can help cover the attic if you request.

What do you do with SATELLITE DISHES, ANTENNAS, ALARM SYSTEMS, ETC?

Painting Plus will need to remove any items that interfere with the proper installation of the roofing or siding system. This also includes connections for alarm systems when windowsills or doors are being replaced. We are not responsible for the re-installation and/or recalibration of any items listed above. We recommend calling all service companies affiliated to resolve such issues.

How do I prepare for exterior painting of my windows?

Please remove all screens prior to the start of our work. Please note any damage (tears or rips, missing or broken latches) which may have occurred prior to our work having begun.

How do I select paint preference and color?

Painting Plus uses only the highest quality materials. Unless otherwise specified, our exterior product of choice is Sherwin-Williams, We use an acrylic latex product warranted by the manufacturer for 25 years. To expedite your project, please have colors selected or samples you are considering when we start work. We supply all customers with two complimentary quarts of paint for your color selection. Painting Plus has decorators and color consultants who can work with you on these decisions.

How do I prepare for painting doors and windows?

Exterior doors and windows will need to remain unlocked each morning to prepare and paint them properly. We will allow adequate drying time so these entry sites can be secured in the evening; doors are generally painted first part of the day.

How do I prepare for pressure cleaning?

Pressure cleaning of surfaces, new and old, is required to remove dirt, mildew, and peeling paint – anything to which new paint will adhere. We strongly recommend you supervise the interior of your home during pressure cleaning as water intrusion is possible. Every effort is made to prevent this situation. Atlanta Insulation Contractor, Atlanta Home Renovations

How long will it take to paint my house?

The process can take as little as 3-4 days from the time we connect with you. However, it can take longer depending on the condition of your surfaces, the type of work required and weather conditions if the project involves exterior work. During our consultation with you we will evaluate your situation and let you know how long we think it will take to complete your painting project.

Do you only paint houses?

No, in addition to residential property we paint all types of commercial property. Our customers range from people like you to small business owners and large corporations. You can review a list of our commercial painting projects on this site under commercial painting.

How long is the estimate good for?

All estimates / proposals are good for 30 days.
We’re not in the business of gimmicks, and all of our estimates are no-pressure and hassle-free. We want your business and we will always try to honor our proposals.

What do you do with the information I submit?

All the information you share with us is confidential and will only be used by Painting Plus-we never sell or release your information.

 

 

 

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