As a homeowner, property manager, or business owner you know that painting is something that has to be done from time to time. If you’re a homeowner, maybe you need to turn that kid-themed bedroom into a guest bedroom now that your son or daughter has moved out of the house. If you’re a property manager, maybe the property owner is requesting a facelift to keep things looking fresh and up to date. If you’re a business owner, maybe you have moved to a new location and you need to update the paint colors so they align with your brand. Whatever the reason, if you decide that you need to do some painting, when is the best time of year to save money on your project?
When is the best time to hire a painting company?
The answer to that question depends on the type of painting you need completed. Is it interior painting or exterior painting? In our part of the county, the weather has a lot to do with when we can paint and what it will cost. Spring, summer and early fall are premium painting times. As you might have guessed, “premium” is synonymous with “more expensive”. You can expect to pay full price for your painting project if you need it completed in the premium painting timeframe. Painting companies, Roe Painting included, have full schedules and are sometimes working 10-hour days just to squeeze in as much painting as possible for their clients. Don’t expect to be able to negotiate price very much or receive any special promotions when the weather is nice.
Why Painting in the Winter Months is Cost-Effective
However, when the weather turns not so nice, like when the temperature drops below 40 degrees or when it starts raining and snowing, that is the time you can expect discounted pricing or special promotions that will save you money. At Roe Painting, it’s important to us to keep our crews working and making sure they can put food on the table for their families year-round, so we are willing to discount our prices in the winter to keep them working. Obviously, since we can’t work outside, we are limited to being able to offer discounted painting for interior work only. Although there is an exception to this rule for exterior work that is listed below. So, if you don’t have a deadline for your interior painting project, we would encourage you to schedule it to be completed in the winter months, which is typically November through February.
How much can you expect to save?
Well, that largely depends on how empty or full our winter schedule is. Our discounted winter rates for interior painting can save you anywhere from 10% to 20% on your painting project. Depending on the size of your project, this could be thousands of dollars. Recently, we had an Assisted Living Center that saw the cost of their interior painting project drop from $72,000 to $64,000 just by deciding to wait until the winter to get the common areas of their facility painted.
What if you have exterior painting you want completed instead of interior painting?
Can you still save some money? Yes, but you will have a very short window to do so, and the savings won’t be as great. As we come out of the winter months, we want to make sure we have plenty of exterior work sold and waiting to be started as soon as the weather breaks and things warm up. So, we are willing to discount our prices some to close deals on exterior spring work. Most people don’t think about exterior painting during the winter months, but that is the perfect time to get an estimate on your exterior project and then get a discount to have the work scheduled to be completed in the spring. If you are willing to sign a contract and put down a small deposit to lock in a spring job, we are willing to knock some money off the price. It’s not as much as the winter discount, typically only 5%, but it’s still saving you some money on a project you were going to have to wait until spring to get done anyways.
Roe Painting Offers Discounted Winter Rates
Do you have an interior painting project and you don’t have a deadline to get it done? Give us a call or fill out the online form to schedule an estimate and let’s see if we can save you some money while helping keep our crews working through the winter months.
Here’s a list of who could take advantage of our discounted winter rates:
- Schools or Universities
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Healthcare Facilities
- Veterinary Facilities
- Office Suites
- Student Housing Complexes
- Religious Institutions
- Public Works Facilities (Federal, State, City or County projects)
- Day Care Businesses
- Property Management Companies
- And many others