Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Home and Garden  > Doors & Locks > Patio Door

Patio Door Cost


How Much Does a Patio Door Cost?

 
low costDo-It-Yourself Installation: $300-$4,000+average costWith Professional Installation: $600-$5,500+high costHurricane Patio Doors, Installed: $1,200-$11,000+
post Post    

Patio doors are typically installed as a doorway from a kitchen or family room to a patio or other outdoor area. They include a great deal of glass for a light and airy look, and come in a wide variety of styles -- single, double, sliding (gliding), hinged (swinging), French and more. Sliding doors are more modern-looking, and take up less space than in-swinging French-style double doors, which have a classic look and create a wide central opening when both doors are open.

Typical costs:

  • 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.
  • Sliding glass doors (typically one fixed panel, one sliding; sometimes called gliding or bypass doors) typically cost $300-$800 for a basic 5'-6' wide set, or $600 -$2,000 with installation.
  • Prices start at about $300-$800 for a standard set of French doors (typically two doors that open to the center for a wide opening, with columns of small windows the full length of the doors), or $600-$1,200 with installation. However, expect to pay $1,000-$3,000 or more for a set of mid-range to high-end French doors that are more durable, stylish and/or energy-efficient. With installation they cost $1,500-$4,500 or more, depending on the age of the house, type of exterior and walls, and the complexity of the project.
  • A hinged patio door (typically with a single large pane of glass, or French-style with an overlay creating the look of multiple panes of glass) starts at about $400-$900 but can cost $1,000-$4,000 or more depending on size, materials, style and options like built-in blinds, more energy-efficient glass or side panels of fixed glass, For example, the Andersen 200 Series Hinged Inswing Patio Door[1] costs about $840 in a single-panel configuration. Installation can bring the total cost to $1,000-$5,500 or more.
  • Expect costs to double for impact-resistant patio doors (sliding, French-style or single hinged) that can withstand hurricane-force winds. Mike Davidson Construction in Florida estimates that installing a 9' impact-resistant sliding glass door[2] costs about $3,700, compared to $1,800 for tempered glass.
Related articles: Sliding Glass Door, French Doors, Exterior Door, Door

What should be included:
  • Lowe's discusses the basic principles for installing preassembled patio doors[3] . Professional installation typically takes up to a day or sometimes two, and the project can be done in a weekend by an experienced do-it-yourselfer with excellent carpentry skills, according to HomeTips.com[4] .
Additional costs:
  • If the flooring, siding, deck or interior trim surrounding the existing door needs has water damage, dry rot or other problems, or the opening is 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.
  • If not included, screen doors can cost an extra $35-$1,100 or more, depending on size, style and quality of materials.
  • Simple patio door locks and/or handles start at about $2-$25, but can cost $30-$300 or more, depending on style, materials and the level of security provided. For example, Amazon sells a simple Slide-Co 15611 Patio Door Lock[5] that fits into a sliding door track for about $3 -$3.50; Lowe's charges about $20 -$25 for the Prime-Line Black Mortise Lock-Style Patio Door Handle[6] ; and the Baldwin 8591 / 8596 Double Cylinder Sliding Door Lock[7] costs $250 -$263.
Shopping for a patio door:
  • Sealing and factory-installed weather stripping are important in hot or cold climates, and thermal insulation is an asset in areas with harsh winters. HomeAdditionPlus.com lists factor to consider when selecting patio doors[8] . It's also important that the doors fit in visually; TheHouseDesigners.com lists design tips[9] for getting the most from patio doors.
  • All styles of patio doors are available from home improvement centers like Home Depot[10] or Lowe's[11] , and often good deals are available through small local lumberyards. Or search for a local door and window dealer through the American Window and Door Institute[12] .
  • 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. If hiring an installer, verify that the company is properly insured, bonded and licensed[13] ; ask for and check references, and look for any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau[14] .
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013


Fix-it Favorites: Duct Tape and WD-40
My mother taught me that all home fixit-projects can be accomplished with either duct tape or WD-40. If something shouldn't move and it does, use duct tape. If something should move and it doesn't, use WD-40. || Posted September 30 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Patio Door
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Type of Door: Brand: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.andersenwindows.com/products/200-series-hinged-patio-door/
  2.  mdconstr.com/mdconstr_010.htm
  3.  www.lowes.com/cd_Install+a+Patio+Door_879953847_
  4.  www.hometips.com/diy-how-to/patio-door-installation.html
  5.  www.amazon.com/Slide-Co-Glas-15611-Patio-Speciality/dp/B000BQOBG2
  6.  www.lowes.com/pd_139218-76018-C+1131_0__?productId=3013140&Ntt=patio+door+lock&pl=...
  7.  www.baldwinbrasshardware.com/misc/sliding_door.htm
  8.  www.homeadditionplus.com/Deck-Info/Patio-Door-Selection.htm
  9.  www.thehousedesigners.com/articles/perfect-patio-door.asp
  10.  www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10051&categoryID=50...
  11.  www.lowes.com/pl_Patio+Doors_4294858082_4294937087_?UserSearch=patio+door&langId=-...
  12.  www.awdi.com/dealer/
  13.  www.contractors-license.org/
  14.  www.bbb.org/en/us/search
More Home and Garden Topics
Check Out All Costs for Home and Garden How Much Does a Storm Shelter Cost? How Much Does Heating Oil Cost? How Much Does Painting a House Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Replace Toilet Wax Ring (DIY)
Paid: 25.00
Cost could have been cheaper, but previous owners hired a plumber and contractor who didn't do the job right. So we ran into problems. The first wax ring didn't work, so we had to buy the old fashioned type... [more]
-JT Holm
Toilet Repair Cost
Plumbing totourial
Paid: 0.00
I am appalled by some of these charges myself and yes plumbers have a hard,disgusting and exhausting job and it’s not for everyone... [more]
-Caleb Domec
Plumber Cost
Ischemic stroke
Paid: 89000.00
I had a CT scan, they called helicopter to transfer to trauma hospital in Atlanta, but neurosurgeon there said the stroke is is I n a deep area, and would be too dangerously to remove the clot surgically... [more]
-Marie-Jose
Stroke Treatment Cost
Connective tissue graft
Paid: 1300.00
Had to get a connective tissue graft for three of my teeth on my lower left and likely will need a few more done down the road (genetics). The procedure took about an hour and was pain-free... [more]
-
Gum Tissue Graft Cost
Alaska propane pricing 2020
Paid: 130.71
No contract price is $3.87 x 32.8 gallons + $3.81 fee = delivered remote Cooper Landing Alaska. New contract renewal $1.91/gallon for delivery plus propane cost which I need to check on... [more]
-Keith Mantey
Propane Cost
Funeral
Paid: 160.00
Can somebody contact me... [more]
-Terrance Samuel
Releasing Doves Cost