Average Entry Door Prices
How much does it cost to install a door?
Door installation pricing has many factors to consider. We frequently hear the following questions from customers:
- How much does door installation / hanging cost?
- Which type of door do I need?
- What are the cost differences among door materials?
- What other costs might come up during door installation?
Choice Roofing Group is known for much more than roofing – our door installation services are second to none. Just like with any home improvement or repair project, it’s important to know the costs associated with door installation so you may properly budget for the project and make sure you are getting the best value for your money. Door installation pricing can be difficult to define simply because doors themselves vary so much in cost – there’s a great deal more customization involved with doors than some other types of home improvement projects. However, investing in a quality door for your home or business is smart because it can really increase curb appeal and give visitors the right first impression. We’ll break down average door installation pricing below, but for the best cost information, all you need to do is contact Choice Roofing Group and speak with one of our door installation experts. We can walk you through the various options available to help you choose what’s best for you, and provide you with a free estimate.
Average door installation prices
Entry Door Installation Cost :
Entry door installation, also known as entry door hanging, varies in cost mainly based on the type or material of door you choose. Multiple studies have shown that upgrading your entry door has a hugely positive return on investment, and it’s one of the least expensive and quick things you can do to spruce up your home or business. Whether it’s visitors or customers, putting your best face forward in the form of a quality entry door just makes sense. Choice Roofing Group installs two main types of entry doors: steel and wood. Each has different benefits and price points. Steel entry doors typically run around $200, and can be more or less expensive based on if they are solid steel (more expensive) or have have a wood core (less expensive). Wood entry doors cost anywhere from $200 – $700 on the lower end of the spectrum (including both wood veneer and solid wood doors), and more elaborate custom entry doors range from $3,000 – $12,000 on the higher end depending on the options you choose, including specialized glass and other upgrades.
Additional info you should know about entry door installation pricing:
Locks / Handles – A quality lockset will add approximately $60 or more to the project. Locks are available with a multitude of different features and benefits, so check to see which appeals to you most. Handles come in many finishes and styles, so consult with your door installation contractor for advice on which might best match your home’s exterior.
Installation / Hanging – In terms of labor, the average cost is approximately $45 an hour, so depending on the complexity of the installation, the costs could be as high as $360 or more on average for proper hanging. A tight fit is necessary to avoid wasted energy and higher than necessary utility bills. Any necessary repairs around the door frame area will add to the total project cost.
Patio Door Cost :
Our customers who have had a patio door installed tell us again and again how much they love the added natural lighting and beautiful convenience this type of door provides. Choice Roofing Group installs two main types of patio doors: swinging patio doors and sliding patio doors. The most common type of swinging patio doors are french style doors, which are typically offered in full glass or grill styles. Which type you choose is totally up to you, as both options are popular and our customers rave about each! In terms of pricing, exterior french doors are sold in pairs, starting at around $1,000 and can cost up to $3,500 for high end French doors. The other main option, sliding patio doors, are made from panes of glass and come with a wood, vinyl, or aluminum frame. Sliding patio doors run between $500 – $2,000. An additional cost associated with patio door installation is how much labor is involved with preparing the space for your new doors. For example, if you’re only doing a straight replacement of doors in an existing space, the price is about $250. However, if an entirely new space needs to be created for either sliding glass or french doors, the labor costs could be $400 – $1,500.
Other info you should know about patio door pricing:
Installation Techniques – As noted above, whether the space for your new patio door exists previously or if it has to be demolished and built out really determines the complexity of installation. That’s why most patio door installations are done by professional door contractors like the ones at Choice Roofing Group. Although you might be tempted to try this DIY, proper fit and sealing is extremely important in order to keep moisture and insects from invading your home and causing all sorts of problems.
Metal Door Cost :
Metal doors are fantastic options for many homeowners because they provide an excellent mix of value, durability, and security. Steel doors are among the most popular metal doors on the market, although aluminum is also an option many choose. Although metal doors are very economical, they provide an almost immediate return on investment, as some studies have shown. Available in whatever color you choose, it’s no secret why so many of our customers are thrilled with their metal doors. Steel doors start at around $200, with the price increasing based on the options and upgrades desired. Aluminum doors are slightly more expensive, with an average price of around $500 to $600 to start.
There are a few more details you should know about metal door pricing:
Installation Techniques – Metal door installations require the same care called for by other types, especially in terms of proper sealing and fit. Don’t forget to calculate in the cost of a lock set and handles, which vary in price from inexpensive to fairly costly depending on the options you’re interested in.
Security Door Cost :
If you’re looking for the ultimate in home protection for your next door, look no further than the strong and safe security doors installed by Choice Roofing Group. You’ve got a couple of available options to choose from, and the main difference between them is cost. On the lesser expensive end, steel security doors provide the ultimate value while keeping your home or business safe. For steel, a basic security door model will cost approximately $199 for the door itself, and goes up in price from there. These doors are often “pre-hung” within a frame and can swing either right or left within the frame depending on what’s needed. Using 24 gauge steel or higher is preferable, and should have a good fire rating and sufficient insulation. Quality locks are obviously important for the optimal protection from a security door, so plan on investing around $150. The more expensive option is iron security doors, which usually have decorative elements and tempered glass that increase material cost.
An important note on security door pricing:
Installation Techniques – In order for security doors to perform the function for which they were designed well, professional installation is of paramount importance. Any errors in installation instantly undermine the protection the security door is able to provide, which could easily negate any benefits from the often higher cost of security doors versus standard doors. This project will most likely take a full day to complete, so depending on labor costs, the installation can add approximately $360 to the total project cost.
Sliding Door Cost :
As mentioned above in the patio door section, sliding doors are wonderful options for introducing more natural lighting into your home and providing a secure entry point in and out of your home. Our customers love the way these doors maximize space in your home: no longer does a swinging door have to play into the way you arrange your space. Depending on the type of sliding door you choose and the options that accompany it, the cost can be anywhere from $500 – $2000.
Check out these other notes regarding sliding door pricing:
Installation Techniques – If your sliding door is replacing an older door and can fit into that same space, the cost of installation will be much less than if the project requires creating a new space for the door to be installed within. An experienced sliding door contractor can provide you with their recommendations on the optimal type of installation. Choice Roofing Group offers free estimates, so don’t hesitate to call to find out what sliding door options are available for you!
Swinging Door Cost :
Often referring to a type of patio doors, swinging doors are great options that provide convenience and value for your home. Since swinging doors are a category of doors that can be made from a variety of materials and styles, such as metal doors, french doors, storm doors, screen doors, and security doors, it’s difficult to suggest average pricing. Swinging doors can start at $200 and can cost significantly more based on the style and premium options you choose. The best bet for accurate pricing based on your wants and needs is to contact the professionals at Choice Roofing Group to receive a no obligation estimate.
More swinging door pricing information:
Installation Techniques – As with other types of doors, installation cost varies based on the type of installation, whether it be replacement or opening up a new space for your new swinging doors. An expert door contractor can advise you on what is best from a functional and structural standpoint. Don’t forget the cost of upgraded hardware and / or lock options, which can increase the total project expense.
Doors Pricing Summary – The cost of doors varies greatly depending on the materials and styles you choose, with steel and basic wood falling on the lower end of the spectrum and premium materials and styles such as ornate solid wood or iron security doors topping the higher end. Installation cost for doors is mainly dependent on the difficulty level – a replacement is usually much simpler (and less expensive) than when a professional carpenter must alter the existing structure to accommodate the new door. Additional project costs come from the type of lockset you choose, which are available in a variety of features at a number of price points, and premium hardware. Any necessary repairs to the area around the frame that are discovered during replacement will also add to the cost. For assistance in picking out the doors of your dreams, don’t hesitate to call Choice Roofing Group – our knowledgeable door contractors are standing by!