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Question DetailsAsked on 12/1/2017

2017 costs to replace entrance doorknob and deadbolt

Need to replace the doorknob and deadbolt for the side entrance of my home and am seeking a licensed and bonded professional to perform the task. Seeking a professional in Clinton, MD to do the job.

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Entry knob/deadbolt lockset kit itself starts at about $30 (more like $40-60 for one with any security level), $50-100 for decent normal appearance ones with normal security ratings, $100-300 for higher end and high-security ones, and on up for very fancy and gold-plated and for single-handle ones (where inside door handle opeates both the knob and deadbolt in one movement) and such. Plus contractor markup of typically 20-50% if they supply it rather than you choand much cheaper to match lockset to hole sizes in door rather than try to resize or relocate holes, if possible).


Note - if looking for decent security, if your striker plates (on doorjamb) are standard size, for not a lot more you can upgrade to the much longer security types with longer and stronger and more screws - easiest way to increase protection against kick-ins.


Locksmith would be the normal Search the List vendor for thisand they typically carry some sets on the truck (not a lot of choice though), most Handymen can also handle it fine too but wouldhave to go get the lockset - especially if using existing holes as is usually feasible unless going with fancy >


If you are half home-handy, also easy to DIY if you are talking normal locksets, especially if not one-handle ones where the inside handle opens both the normal latch and the deadbolt - i.e. if you are talkiing one key, but have to open the doorknob and deadbolt separately. On scale of 1-10 in difficulty, if standard hole sizes and setbacks (google or look on Home Depot website for images of how to remove coverplates and measure those) about a 3 for experienced DIY'er who has done it once, maybe 5-6 difficulty for first-timer on changing a normal lockset. Would save you probably (assuming using a lockset which fits existing holes - so probably readily feasible for about 90% of entry locksets) about $75-150 in labor charge - maybe 50-100% additional or even more if you have to go to the store with them to choose a lockset after they check the hole dimensions.

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call some local locksmiths

Answered 11 months ago by the new window man




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