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Question DetailsAsked on 8/7/2017

Labor cost for slider installation 6ftx81" replacement

Replacement slider no framing just trim removal

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That is one heck of a slider - I presume you mean a sliding glass door, not a slider window.

If it truly fits in the same rough opening without framing adjustment (though note just because it fits does not mean the trim will fit properly - may need to be wider or may leave an unpainted border around it if fitted to the door frame), probably between $300-500 typically for normal doors with most being more in the higher half than not - assuming readily accessible and on ground floor or leading to a large enough to work on balcony.

However, the Catch-22: if you bought the unit and want a door company to install it, they may charge you not only the labor and miscellaneous shim materials and such cost, but also the profit they would have made if they had sold you the door too - so they may well quote more in the $500-1000 range. More and more contractors (HVAC, plumbers, electricians, door and window, flooring) are doing this sort in retribution for the customers who try to avoid their sometimes exhorbitant markups (as high as 300-500% sometimes and I have seen markups on "fad" items like tankless water heaters and foil insulation blankets and solar heating systems as high as 1000%).

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


Have you had it replaced yet?

Answered 3 years ago by Brianuwdam

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