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Question DetailsAsked on 6/17/2013

installing patio sliding doors

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What is your question - who does it, which are best, costs, ?

To locate installers, the store you buy it from probably has installers, or you can contract with a window installer - Search the List (in green top banner bar) for local contractors and reviews of them.

Here is a similar question, relating to French Doors -

Answered 7 years ago by LCD


how much will it cost?

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_9593580


The unit itself can run from $500 range for cheapest box store units to $4000 range - most decent ones that a countractor with any self respect would install are are in the $1000-1500 range for ordinary units with no frills - higher end for the wood and triple pane units.

Installation can run from as low as $300-500 for a perfect fit requiring zero modification to the opening - just pull out and replace (VERY rare) - to $2000-4000 range if you are going larger than the existing rough opening so a temporary supporting wall has to be installed, the overhead beam above the door (the header) and the supporting studs removed, the rough opening enlarged, then new beam and supporting studs (and maybe underlying wall reinforcement too) installed, siding replaced (where beam and studs were put in), then door installed and flashed and trimmed out.

If you are staying within the current rough opening size, I would plan on around $800-1500 install cost complete with exterior water shield, flashing, molding and weatherproofing. Additional probably $800-1200 range for a simple apron type porch roof over it if there is not one now, because without a protective roof overhanging it by 3 feet or more it WILL leak - just a question of how long before it does.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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