Get 3 estimates in writing
     Ask for references - check them out yourself

The contract should be written on company letterhead, with start
and finish date, cleanup if applicable, quality of materials and
guarantee or warrantees and method of payment.  10% - 30% down is
usual to start and 10% of the total contract price can be withheld
for 40 days pending satisfaction.

If a contract is signed in the home - you have 7 days to cancel
the contract - notify the contractor by double registered letter -
keep your receipt.

     *  Beware of quick estimates & high pressure tactics
        Take the time to make an informed decision.

For further information about individual companies, please call
the Better Business Bureau at 386-6348 (9 a.m to 4 p.m.) or
Fax 386-2367.