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Question DetailsAsked on 2/22/2016

how much does it cost to replace an entry door

What is the average cost of replacing an entry door?

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The actual install can cost from $450 - $900 for the labor depending on if there is a sidelite attached also and the area of the country you live. The super inexpensive primed door from a Box Store you can find for $300-$500. But your could also spend $4000 on an upscale door. Entry doors really do vary immensly in quality and price. From the thickness of guage of steel to the interior and exterior colors and paint and stain options, to standard hardware to locksets that cost $600 additional.

Most importantly pick a door installation company that you trust will service you as your door takes a ton of abuse on a daily basis. In 1 year an average door is operated over 2000 times with only 3 people leaving and returning once a day. That is a extremely conservative number. So if you put in a cheaply made door and it doesnt operate well it will be a continual irritation that people have to deal with.

So, my advice: Pick a good quality door that you love the appearance of.

Then choose a company that you can trust to install and service you.

Then proceed to enjoy your new door and don't sweat if you spend a little extra to get good quality.

I hope this helps.

Exterior Upgrader is owner of

Euro-Tech, Inc.

Servicing much of Illinois and Wisconsin


Answered 4 years ago by ExteriorUpgrader


In addition to what Exterior Upgrader said -

1) his labor estimate I presume is for same rough opening size door only - while the $900 range might cover a number of such cases, in difficult situations, especially where major structural support is coming down through the proposed new opening, can cost much more if you are putting in a larger door so the studs and header have to be resized - say if putting in a wider door or one with sidelights where there is just a door now.

2) you can also find a number of similar previous questions with answers in the Home > Window and Doors link in Browse Projects at lower left, including more detailed explanation of what might be involved in widening a door opening or putting in an arched opening or one with taller profile.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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