Business Type: HOME RENOVATIONS Suggestions: 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.