7. Ask for references, exact addresses, tell them to come back after you have had a chance to go look at them… and do go look.
8. If a contractor says that a price is for “today only,” or “working in your area this week only” that usually means that he is what’s called a “Traveller”. Traveller’s or more commonly called “Gypsies” move from state to state and town to town. After they have worn out their welcome, they move to a different state or town. These people usually have out of state license plates, fancy trucks, and a reason you need to do the work right now. Always just take a moment to see if they are in the phone book, if they say they are new, call directory assistance, that few cent call could save you being taken advantage of.