Comparing Quotes: Scrutinize The Scope Of Work

As we head into the new year I think it would be a good idea to cover how to compare renovation quotes that you've received from different contractors. As is often said, "the devil is in the details." For any renovation project, you must have a reasonably detailed scope of work in order to be able to effectively compare quotes that you've received. Sadly, the level of detail and transparency offered in the scope of work will vary from company to company, and as such, this can often be a hindrance to the homeowner in terms of being able to properly judge value for money.

The best way to help explain this would be to give you an example for something seemingly simple, like a quote for painting a bedroom.

Company A:

- Paint bedroom walls, closet, ceiling

- $240 + tax