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How Much Does a Door Cost?

 
low costScreen Door: $35-$150average costGarage Door: $400-$3,000high costDeluxe Front Door: $3,000-$12,000+
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Door prices vary far more than for most home improvement purchases, and consumers may be quoted widely different prices for the same brand and model door from different retailers. This price variation can be significant, regardless of manufacturer.

Typical costs:

  • A standard no-frills interior door costs $20-$100, or $250-$1,300 or more, materials and labor, for a more decorative solid wood door. A single interior French door with multiple panes of glass costs $50 -$200 for a basic model, but can be $200 -$1,000 or more, depending on size and style. Bi-fold doors (two hinged panels that fold together, often hung in pairs) start at $25-$150 in hollow core wood composite. Solid wood bi-fold doors with details like louvers or raised panels can cost $600-$1,500 including installation. Swinging cafe/saloon doors typically cost $100-$300 for a basic set, or $300-$600 for more decorative styles in solid wood.
  • Sliding closet doors cost $50-$200 for plain or mirrored metal doors ($100-$300 with installation) and can cost $500-$2,000 or more for wood doors with decorative accents ($750-$3,000 with installation). A pocket door typically costs $400-$1,000 (labor and materials) for new construction or $1,000-$3,500 or more if existing walls must be torn open, then refinished. A barn-style door that slides on a track along a wall can cost $200-$1,000 for materials, or $300-$1,500 with installation. Heavier exterior barn doors can cost $500-$2,500 for materials; or $600-$2,800 or more with installation.
  • An exterior door can vary from a plain entry door at $200-$700 including installation, to French doors (typically double doors with multiple panes of glass, with both doors opening to the center) installed for $600-$4,500 or more, or sliding glass doors installed for $600-$5,000 or more. Deluxe front entry doors can cost $3,000-$12,000 or more with installation. For exterior doors with a significant amount of glass, costs double for impact-resistant glass that can withstand hurricane-force winds.
  • A 32"-36" wide screen door in plastic or metal typically costs $35-$150. Locking metal security screen doors can cost $75-$200 or more. Basic wood-framed screen doors start at about $50-$250, but can cost $300-$1,100 for carefully crafted wooden screen doors. Storm doors typically cost $100-$300, but high-quality, all-season storm/screen doors with decorative trim or patterns can cost $200-$750. And retractable screen doors that roll away when not in use can cost $100-$400 or more, depending on size and materials.
  • Garage doors start at $400-$700 (installed) for a 16'x7' aluminum or wood tilt-up. Roll-up wood doors can cost $400-$1,000, including installation, and custom-built wood doors start at about $2,500-$3,000 and go up from there depending on size and style. Expect to pay $750-$1,200 for a 16'x7' steel garage door.
Related articles: Front Door, Exterior Door, Interior Door, Sliding Glass Door, Sliding Closet Doors

What should be included:
  • A company representative will typically need to measure on site before estimating installation costs. If one company has already measured the opening(s), others may be willing to give rough estimates based on those numbers but would likely need to inspect the site before giving a firm quote.
  • A slab or blank door is used to replace one door with another when the existing jambs and threshold are in good shape and the adjoining walls are straight. Otherwise, most new doors come as pre-hung units -- the old frame is completely removed and the new door is installed as a single unit.
Additional costs:
  • If the flooring, siding, deck or trim surrounding an existing door needs repairing because of water damage, dry rot or other problems, or if the walls are uneven because the house has settled, repairs can add $50-$1,000 or more to the total cost, depending on the extent of the damage.
Shopping for a door:
  • MillennialLiving.com provides tips for choosing[1] interior or exterior doors. Home Depot provides a door selector tool[2] for different types of doors.
  • Doors of all types are available at local lumber yards; home improvement centers like Home Depot[3] or Lowe's[4] ; hardware stores like Ace Hardware[5] ; or search for a local door and window dealer through the American Window and Door Institute[6] .
  • Accurate installation estimates can only be done on-site, as measurements need to be precise and the condition of the existing frame and surrounding wall needs to be evaluated. A relatively low in-store quote may increase significantly based on actual circumstances.
  • If hiring an installer, verify that the company is properly insured, bonded and licensed[7] ; ask for and check references, and look for any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau[8] .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.millennialliving.com/Activities/Renovation/choosing-doors-interior-exterior.htm
  2.  www6.homedepot.com/doorselector/index.shtml
  3.  www.homedepot.com/Doors-Windows/h_d1/N-5yc1vZaqih/h_d2/Navigation?langId=-1&storeId=100...
  4.  www.lowes.com/pl_Windows+Doors_4294937086_4294937087_
  5.  www.acehardware.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=2626208&sr=1&origkw=doors
  6.  www.awdi.com/dealer/
  7.  www.contractors-license.org/
  8.  www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/
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