When receiving a quote should it be itemized with the corresponding cost, including the total cost of materials and labour? Or should it just state the scope of work and the cost?
Depending on what the job the contractor is quoting would depend on how detailed the quote will be. If you and he had a good discussion of what the scope of the job entails, then if the quote reiterates this scope of work then a dollar figure quote should suffice.
But if you have a "gray" area as to what materials are and are not included, this should be brought up before you agree on the quoted price.
On our quotes, for instance a bathroom quote, could state that all building materials are included except for A, B and C, and these are the responsibility of the home owner to supply.
If in doubt, ask for clarification, this is important when comparing quotes from several contractors, you want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
If a contractor is unwilling to itemize their quotation, I wold be weary. Assuming this is residential project, It really is not a big deal for them. Hope this helps. Remember, you are the customer and should get what you want.
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