Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Why Painting in the Winter Months is a Good Idea

For exterior residential painting, it is normal to think of the Spring and Summer as the only months that painters are busy. However, painting in the winter can also be done, even with the rainy weather in Salem, Oregon. As a licensed painting contractor here in Salem, let us tell you why.

A Good Idea? 

Why is it a good idea to paint in the winter? Aside from the fact that you either need or want a new color and coating on your home, working with a painting contractor may be easier in the winter months.

1) The season is not as busy, so you have a possible quicker response to get the job done asap.

2) The days when painting are done are in between the rains, so even though the schedule is weather dependent, it is still done, as we have done ourselves many times.

3) When a contractor can help you save up to 40% of the costs of materials, that is a huge motivation to get it done any season, and winter is included.

4) Better protection against the rain and cold, as well as a new look every time you pull into your driveway. The fun part is in selecting the colors and texture of the paint that is recommended for exteriors, as well as seen the new color every time that you are outside. If you are selling your home, the curb appeal will get a major face lift and those exterior photos will stand out in the MLS.

Exterior Paint Ideas
For exterior color ideas, here's a few samples of a traditional suburban palette,
 that can be found on the Sherman Williams web site.



Getting exterior painting in the winter is a good idea only if it works for you; your preferences, your timing, your needs, and your budget. With up to 40% off of the costs of materials, we think we have made the budget part of the decision process easier. To find out more, contact us for a free estimate.

About V.A. and Sons Construction
503-851-5279 
> Established and doing business in the Salem area since 1996
> We are family owned and operated
> We have established three construction businesses,
including Comfort Homes LLC, well known in the area for new construction.
> We started out with remodeling, siding, windows, and painting, and over time we have become experienced in building homes from start to finish, so we can handle any project that you need.
> We will give a fair and best estimate for every project and will beat any other price if we have to. Don't sacrifice quality by getting the cheap bid! We have seen many homeowners regret that after the fact. We combine affordable pricing with excellent workmanship.
> We can save you up to 40% in materials costs, and pass through our savings to you.
Gene Makarenko
Owner, V.A. and Sons Construction
Licensed, Bonded, Insured
CCB# 113701

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Painting Contractor Recommends Sherman Williams

V.A. and Sons Construction, a painting contractor based in Salem, Oregon, continues to recommend Sherman Williams as a first choice for quality of paint, reasonable pricing, and customer support. This company has been around since 1866 and is the largest painting company in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. They continue to develop innovative solutions for paint quality and uses. Depending on your preferences, in addition to vibrant color choices there is sustainability, resistance to peeling, and environmentally friendly products such as their new Emerald line for interior or exterior painting projects.

When we use Sherman Williams for exterior painting, or any type of house painting service, we do not mark up the paint product but estimate and bill at our costs, which are 33-50% below retail because we are a contractor, passing through savings to you. Not all painting contractors will offer this cost savings.

Many people think that they want a lifetime paint. Just do it once and forget about it. However,  many manufacturers of siding, such as Hardieplank, require a new painting every eight years to maintain their warranty. We usually recommend a fifteen year paint that more than satisfies this need and costs less than the lifetime or longer year paints.

What about color? How many variations of red are there? Many, including Cherry Tomato, Fireworks or Habanero Chile. Enjoy browsing nine color families for every mood, space and planned project.With over 1500 colors to choose from, there is a lot of room for personal preferences.
Browse Colors >

Another exciting variety of choices on the Sherman Williams site are the exclusive color collections developed by HGTV and the paint experts at Sherwin-Williams. These have various titles such as Lifestyle Collection, Concepts in Color, Historic Collection, and more.
Browse the Color Collections on the Sherman Williams site >  

Home painting is one of our many home improvement services, and since we are knowledgeable about siding, we can make sure that the paint and primer chosen for the house painting project can work well with the existing siding. If the siding needs replacing, and a new paint job will only cover up problems, we will advise you on the need for new siding, and the difference in costs from the painting project.

Looking for a painting estimate from a painting contractor? We just provided you with some reasons to contact us. When we meet with you in person on site, we will be glad to provide you with more !

About V.A. and Sons Construction
503-851-5279 
> Established and doing business in the Salem area since 1996
> We are family owned and operated
> We have established three construction businesses,
including Comfort Homes LLC, well known in the area for new construction.
> We started out with remodeling, siding, windows, and painting, and over time we have become experienced in building homes from start to finish, so we can handle any project that you need.
> We will give a fair and best estimate for every project and will beat any other price if we have to. Don't sacrifice quality by getting the cheap bid! We have seen many homeowners regret that after the fact. We combine affordable pricing with excellent workmanship.
> We can save you up to 40% in materials costs, and pass through our savings to you.
Gene Makarenko
Owner, V.A. and Sons Construction
Licensed, Bonded, Insured
CCB# 113701