The detailed form provides an itemized list of costs for each category. The top section gives you a place to list the “costs per unit of work.” For example, if your roofing costs are $300 per square (100 sq ft) then you’d enter $300 here. There is also a place to enter “other costs” that are not included in the itemized list. Below that section you can enter the “quantity of work” that is needed. To stay with our example, if you had 26 squares of roofing that need to be done, you’d enter 26 here. At the bottom of the form (below contractor quote), you will see the total costs of each itemized cost as well as the total value of all itemized costs. For example, if you entered $300 per square for roofing costs and you entered 26 squares of roofing, then the total cost of roofing would be listed as $7800 (300 * 26).
There is a section provided to enter a contractor’s quote. If you enter a value here, all other values in the itemized list will be ignored and this value will be used. This is a convenience section to enter a quote for all roofing costs that may have been received from a contractor.
At the very top of each section is a header that lists that category you’re calculating values for. On the left is a checkbox. If this is checked (which is the default) the values for this section will be included in the grand total of the entire rehab at the bottom of the form. If you uncheck this box, you will still be able to see what the total costs would be for that section, but it will not be included in the total cost of the rehab. This is useful for situations where you’re not sure if the work needs / will be done, but you still want to know what the cost would be. You can toggle this check box on and off to see how it will affect the total cost of the rehab.