If you’re from Bend, Oregon, or even if you’ve visited, you know it is a beautiful place to live. With an average growth rate of just over 2%, it’s one of the fastest growing cities in the state. You can guess that when a population grows, so does the housing market. With so many new houses being built, it can be a great time to be in any facet of the construction industry.
As one of the premier painting companies in Central Oregon, we can tell you that even as beautiful as it is in Bend, it comes with its fair share of challenges. Climate may be one of the more outstanding challenges you face here in Bend, but there are others. Cost of materials, finding good contractors, and meeting deadlines are just a few.
How Climate Affects House Painting
We’ve written an entire article on this topic before in our article, “How Weather Affects House Painting in Bend, Oregon”. There are some key factors to keep in mind when considering how the climate affects house painting.
You need to paint your house when the climate is mild. Extreme temperatures can cause a lot of problems for you, whether it’s the heat or the cold. Luckily, you’ll only see super extreme temps in the middle of winter or summer.
Hot temperatures can cause bubbles in the exterior paint, and cause cracking and discoloration. You’ll want to avoid painting in the direct sunlight if you can help it. With so many sunny days in Central Oregon, you can see where this can become a challenge.
When temperatures get too cold paint has a hard time drying all the way. You’ll want to make sure you don’t paint the exterior of your house too late in the season. If you do have to paint in colder temps, you may want to see about having extra protection for the house.
Finding A Good House Painter
With the market being flooded with new houses, new painting contractors seem to pop up everywhere. They may all be extremely good at what they do, but it can be a challenge to find the right contractor for the paint job.
In an article we wrote last year, “Honest Tips For Hiring a House Painter”, we took a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of it.
The biggest key you’ll want to look at is whether or not they are established in the community. Does the paint service have good references they can provide? Do they have proof of the work they’ve done?
Another key way to make sure you’re hiring a good painter, is by the estimate they provide. This can be a tell-tale sign of their professionalism. It can be a bad idea to hire someone on a verbal agreement. You’ll want to make sure you’re given a professional estimate, or bid, on the job.
A good house painter should also have a good track record of meeting deadlines. Getting a job done on time can be crucial. For instance, if a job starts in the fall and takes too long, it can stretch into the winter. That’s a chance you don’t want to take if you don’t have to.
Keeping House Paint Costs Down
It’s the law of supply and demand. With so many new houses going up, and so much new construction, cost can be a challenge. This is true when it comes to paint as well.
A good contractor will know where to get the best high quality paint at the best cost. You may know where to find a decent price at a retail store, but a paint company has access to wholesalers you may not know about.
And it’s not just the house paint either, the tools needed for a proper job can get expensive. A good painting company will have their own high quality tools. If you try to do the job yourself, it may wind up being more expensive just in the tools alone.
Call Greenwood Painting Today
It’s a great time of the year to get started on those home improvement projects. We’d be honored to give you a quote on your interior or exterior paint job. We also do fences, decks, and doors if you need that done as well. Call us today at 541-699-2940 or fill out the form on our contact page.