When we go out and buy a new car, a new washing machine or something else relatively high in value, as consumers, we expect a warranty to be offered. It is our way of protecting ourselves and our purchases should they not be up to the job or work properly. However, for some reason, we don’t seem to do the same when it comes to looking after our residential homes, and in particular, the paint jobs on them.
Painting is so much more than decor, especially when it comes to the exterior of your property. It is a method of protection, forming a barrier between the structure of your house and the rain, sun, wind and pollution in Perth. It helps to reflect heat and light for years to come. With all this in mind, why are we not asking for warranties? It is not unreasonable to want to make sure that your home is protected and that you have some recompense if things don’t go to plan with a local painting contractor?
What sort of warranty can Residential Painters in Perth offer?
When it comes to local Perth painters, there are two very distinct types of warranty. These are the manufacturer warranty for materials used and the painting company warranty, who actually delivers the painting project.
The manufacturer warranty
Your painting contractor in Perth will be able to provide you with a manufacturer warranty on your new paint job. Note that this does not cover the work completed by your contractor, but the paint or protective materials itself should it not be up to the Australian standard. One thing to bear in mind that this form of warranty will not cover the cost of having the original painting work removed or replaced, and if the problems have been caused by the incorrect application of the product, this also is not covered. Because of this, it is vital that you take the warranty offered by your local Perth painting contractor into careful consideration.
Delicate Painting Company Warranty
While Delicate Painting has highly qualified experts with active industry licenses, other painting companies in Perth may not be able to guarantee the same level of workmanship or care. That is why you should always take the warranty offered by us. If our work causes paint to flake or chip or blister, you should be entitled to get your money back or the work redone. Please note that blistering or flaking might not always be the applicator issue. It’s common that the substrate where paint is applied on is leaking water or has got some other issues which makes the paint delaminate. For example garden walls are soaking in water from the sprinkles and it starts blistering around the boundary walls. Most common issues with residential buildings are roof leaks and waterproofing membrane not up to standard.
Top tips for choosing and understanding painting warranties
Is one being offered? While not offering a warranty may seem like contractor have complete faith in the quality of their work, the problem is that without one, the painter has little incentive to provide you with the level of workmanship and service that you expect, as there is no comeback at any point.
Is it in writing? Your painting contractors Perth should offer you a warranty in writing so that in the event that you need to make a claim, you have all the evidence and information to do so without hassle.
What time period does the warranty cover? Problems with paint jobs do not show themselves straight away. In fact, it can take years for it to become apparent. Check that the painting company that you go for offers a warranty of at least three years, if not more.
Delicate Painting company offers warranty for all painting works.
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