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How to Effectively Prepare for Your Strata Exterior Painting Project

Getting consensus can be a challenge in any Strata Corporation, especially when it involves significant funding such as an exterior painting project.

Here are some steps to help set up your Strata on the right foot in preparation for a large exterior painting project;

Establish a Scope of Work

The first, and maybe most important step. Having a clear consensus on what needs to be painted and what does before calling painting contractors to provide quotes will save everyone time and money.

In time where consensus within Council can not be reached, an unbiased third party commercial painting inspector may be a good call to create a scope of work and suggest finishing products.

If your Strata decides to establish a scope of work on their own, the first step is to review your existing surfaces and note areas of concern. Below is a general checklist of areas to review and consider when creating a scope of work;

Exterior Painting Scope of Work Checklist

  • Wood Siding
  • Composite Siding
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Stucco
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Soffits
  • Fascia & Trim
  • Wood Windows
  • Decks & Patios
  • Railings
  • Metal Surfaces
  • Light Standards
  • Pillars
  • Shakes
  • Doors/Frames
  • Garage Doors
  • Metal Cladding
  • Privacy Fencing
  • Perimeter Fencing
  • Decorative Features

 

Other repair items to consider while completing an exterior painting project;

  • Existing Leak Repairs
  • Balcony Membranes (liquid or vinyl)
  • Window Perimeter
  • Sealant/Caulking Replacement
  • Wood Trim Repair/Replacement
  • Metal Flashing Replacement
  • Roof Membrane

 

Prepare a Budget & Plan to Raise Funds

Its always best to try and plan ahead and give yourself ample time to get the scope correct, and obtain funding. Once a consensus on a project scope is reached, obtaining a budget quote to bring to the Ownership for funding approval is simple. Prostar has been providing exterior painting and repair quote for 25 years, if you need assistance with a quote, we have a project manager available to help you.

An effective step that we have found in getting funding approved for large projects is holding Town Hall meetings with the Ownership. Present the scope of work, the budget pricing, and the funding options to get feedback before formerly bringing funding resolutions at an AGM or SGM.