Doors installation prices
All prices and remodeling costs revised and updated for 2014
Read about remodeling costs and estimating labor expenses first
How much does it cost to install interior door?
Exterior doors installation costs.
Cost to install a door can be as low as $35 or as high as $990+ and actual price will be affected by a number of factors.
1 Prices in the chart are estimated based on standard doors installation and cannot be considered as charges for door replacement. Any additional work including removing an old door or reframing door opening will be quoted as separate charges.
2 Labor cost to install interior door estimated based on 7 interior doors installation minimum excluding any materials expenses. Smaller job orders will be calculated at higher rate per door to install.
3 Exterior door prices estimated based on installation of a 36” x 80” prehung front door or 72” x 80” patio door. Bigger sizes and doors with sidelights will be priced at higher rates.
4 Cost to install one interior door will be estimated as a minimum charge for same day service and normally vary from $170 to $250.
5 Additional factors impacting the cost of a door to get installed
Preparation and extra work
On a new construction with exact rough opening additional fees for doors installation are not typical. During a remodeling or home improvement project preparation work might double total cost of labor. In older housed existing doors might be not a standard sizes meaning opening needs to be redone to fit a new door resulting in additional charges.
Because of wide variety of doors available on the market as well as homeowner’s preferences and requirements are unpredictable it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate before analyzing all details. In some cases prices will be significantly higher. Custom made 80” x 96” iron door with 80” x 36” 3-sections window on top can be priced over $1,200 for labor alone to perform installation.
Type and size of a door
On average a regular interior door will cost much cheaper to install comparing to an exterior one. Bigger entry or patio door is heavier and will consume more time to install leading to increasing the labor expenses.
Why an interior door is cheaper to replace than exterior?
Exterior door requires much more professional approach during the installation. All holes in between the door frame and wall frame have to be eliminated by using a proper insulation. It should be tight from underneath as well. Finishing the exterior door from outside might take longer than finishing any interior door. Because interior doors are much faster and simpler to install labor expenses will be lower.
Does the door material will impact the cost of installation?
It is easier to work with a wood and the cost to install a wooden door might be a little lower than metal. From other prosperity cost of a door installation will be defined by complexity of work and time spent but materials will play secondary role in price determination.
How much does it cost to replace a door?
Door replacement cost will be estimated as a sum of charges for removing an old door, preparing door opening and new door installation. Usually for the door replacement carpenter will charge as much as 30% - 75% more in comparison to installation option only.
Another but one of the most important factor which will determine the price for doors installation is an amount of doors need to be installed. Single door replacement will be priced at higher rates. Replacing doors in the whole house can be estimated up to 60% cheaper per door comparing to one door replacement. Contractor will typically offer better deal on labor if doors installation is a part of a bigger renovation project.
* The numbers are a general idea what expect to pay for a particular remodeling project. The data was analyzed based on hundreds of home improvement projects, but on the national scale it is NOT enough to say the accuracy is high. Exact labor cost will be estimated only after contractor or installer inspects the area.