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Old 11-13-2006, 03:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jaskoo View Post
just to let you know that english is my third language. sorry for mistakes, but most people understood my question. not only people who speak english can make millions. is your curiousity satisfied?
Yes I just figured everyone on this forum would be from US and speak english as first language-shows how ethnocentric I am! Your 3rd language is much better then my 2nd language...and probably more useful as well (i took latin!).


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Old 11-13-2006, 08:49 PM   #17
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Now how can you be so insulting to this person.

You don't have to spell to be rich......

you just have to understand money.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:21 PM   #18
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In every contract I write I specify exactly which manufacturer, which line of thier paints, and what sheen and color will be applied to each and every surface in the house. These things should not be a question to the customer...after all, they constitute everything the customer is receiving from my company as a service.

Terms like "top line" paint or "highest quality" etc are not brand names. You should know exactly which product the painter intends to use prior to signing anything!!! I would say if he hasn't already told you the name of the paint and the reasons he wants to use it for your particular project, and is using sketchy terms, you probably should have kept looking. If you were hiring me, you would even know what brand of caulk I intended on using, and how long it's supposed to last.

Each brand of paint has a specific warranty from the manufacturer, which we pass along to all of our customers. With his sketchy details, how long did you expect the $14,000 paint job to last? He could have used cheap 6 year warranty paint instead of 25 year, or even lifetime warrantied paint because there is no specification.

Did the roofer say he was using first rate shingles, or did he tell you what type, how long they are intended to last, etc? I mean, there's a big difference in a 25 year and a 35 year roof both in cost and benefits. Or asphalt and spanish tile.

When all of this is explained to you during a walk through or initial contact with a contractor, then you will know you are on the right track.

If you have questions un-answered, or details either ill-defined or under defined, ask those questions, and get the details in writing. When hiring a contractor, understand that all you have in the end is the contract.


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