How Much Does It Cost To Install or Replace A Door?
$226 – $824 Interior Door
$505 – $1,898 Exterior Door
$505 – $1,898 Exterior Door
Interior door installation costs $226 to $824 on average while replacing an exterior door costs $505 to $1,898. Front door replacement costs $667 to $3,734 on average, while exterior double doors range from $1,124 to $5,560 installed. Door installation labor costs $100 to $800 on average. Get free estimates from door installers near you or view our cost guide below.
Door Installation & Replacement Costs
Door installation costs $749 on average, with most homeowners spending from $338 to $1,488. Basic closet, bedroom, and bathroom doors cost $155 to $688 to replace. The cost to replace a front door and frame is $800 to $4,000, and entry doors with sidelights cost $1,600 to $4,600.
|Type||Average Cost Installed|
|Closet, Bedroom & Bathroom||$155 – $688|
|Standard Exterior Door||$505 – $1,898|
|Front Door||$667 – $3,734|
|Exterior Double Doors||$1,124 – $5,560|
|Entry Door w/ Sidelights||$1,600 – $4,600|
The cost of the door is the largest factor. Door prices depend on the material, type, size, location, whether its a pre-hung or slab, and if sidelights or transoms are added. Consult with a door installer to get free and accurate estimates near you.
|National Average Cost||$749|
|Average Range||$338 to $1,488|
Replacing a door takes just a few hours and is a simple way to upgrade your home, refresh your decor, and add curb appeal.
Table of Contents
- Pre-Hung vs. Slab
- Double or French
- Entry with Sidelights
- Bifold & Folding
- Bulkhead or Bilco
- Sliding Patio
- Service To Garage
Average Door Installation Cost
The average cost to install a new interior or exterior door is $338 to $1,488, which includes the door, labor, mounting hardware, threshold, and supplies. Door estimates fluctuate based on the type of door and whether framing is needed. Some doors are more difficult to install, which increases labor costs.
|Door Slab||$30 – $350||$150 – $1,000|
|Hardware & Supplies||$30 – $150||$50 – $150|
|Jamb & Stop||$50 – $300||$50 – $300|
|Framing||$110 – $220||$130 – $380|
|Labor||$90 – $350||$230 – $800|
|Total Cost||$200 – $1,150||$480 – $2,250|
|Total w/ Framing||$310 – $1,370||$610 – $2,630|
*Excluding doors with sidelights or transoms. Prices vary by door type and location.
The total costs to install a door depend on:
- The material and style of the door.
- The door’s size.
- The size of the existing opening or if a new one must be cut out.
- The condition of the existing frame.
- If the door needs to be refitted or reframed.
- If the old doorway has to be closed over.
- If the door is a slab or pre-hung.
- If the old door must be removed and disposed of.
Interior vs. Exterior Doors
An average interior door costs $50 to $350 depending on if it's pre-hung or slab. Exterior doors cost from $150 to $1,000, with high-end custom doors costing $5,000 or more. Exterior doors require additional framing, flashing, and load-bearing headers, which increase your installation costs.
|Door costs $50 to $350 on average.||Door costs $150 to $1,000 on average.|
|Install labor costs $120 to $350 on average.||Install labor costs $230 to $800 on average.|
|Are solid or hollow core.||Solid and fire-rated. Requires weather resistance, insulation, and flashing.|
|Upgrades and insulation are rare.||Sidelights add $400 to $2,000+. Adding a transom window adds $300 to $900.|
|Pre-hung doors installed in 1 to 2 hours.||Front doors installed in 3 to 8 hours.|
Door Installation Labor Cost
Door installation labor costs $30 to $80 per hour plus call-out fees depending on if you hire a handyman or a licensed contractor. The labor cost for interior door installation is $100 to $300 on average, while exterior or front door installation typically ranges from $230 to $800.
|Door Type||Average Cost|
|Interior Room||$120 – $570|
|Interior Closet||$91 – $510|
|Exterior||$230 – $1,300|
|Screen or Storm||$100 – $300|
|All Doors Average||$140 – $800|
Labor costs depend on whether the door is being installed in an existing frame or into a wall opening. Many contractors offer discounts for installing multiple doors during the same project. As a rule of thumb, the more expensive the door, the more it costs to install.
Interior door installation typically includes old door removal, installing new trim, new door installation, hinges, knobs, hardware, and old door disposal. Front door installation typically includes everything above and premium hinges, a lockset, a deadlock, weather stripping, and a doorbell.
New Door Frame Prices
Installing a new rough frame costs $7 to $20 per linear foot, with most homeowners spending $130 to $320 or more depending on if it's an internal or external door and on the materials used. Budget about $115 per wall side.
Cost of Custom Doors
Custom doors cost from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, while labor costs to install a high-end custom door starts at about $1,300. Custom door prices depend on the door size, degree of customization, material, wood engraving and carving, glass type, security systems, transoms, and sidelights.
Custom pivot doors and doors with custom carving and sidelights range between $4,800 to $10,000. Some manufacturers sell custom doors which are just basic doors with add-ons, with prices starting at $1,500.
Door Hardware Cost
Door hardware such as hinges costs $10 to $20 per door, knobs run $10 to $50, and deadbolt locks are $120 to $220. The cost to install door hardware is $30 to $60 per knob or lock, and $4 to $6 per hinge. Additional charges apply if a slab door needs holes cut out for the hardware.
|Jambs||$130 – $320|
|Handle Sets||$160 – $320|
|Deadbolt Locks (Double Key)||$120 – $220|
|Smart Locks||$120 – $500|
|Exterior Key Knob||$30 – $100|
|Interior Knobs - No Locks||$10 – $50|
|Doorbell System||$30 – $350|
|Bath or Bedroom locks||$40 – $80|
|Kickplates||$50 – $60|
|Passage Latches||$30 – $60|
|Weather Stripping||$20 – $50|
|Bell Button Only||$20 – $30|
|Hinges||$2 – $30|
Door prices range anywhere from $30 to $5,000 or more, with most homeowners spending $100 to $500 on interior doors, and $300 to $1,500 on exterior doors. Prices depend on the material type as well as the install location. The most popular materials are steel, wood, composite, fiberglass, and aluminum.
Each material comes in different types of doors, including slab, bifold, double, paneled, flush-mount, saloon, colonial, Murphy, French, sliding, louver, pocket, arched, glass, barn, and accordion to name a few.
|Wood Room Door||$30 – $330||$120 – $170||$150 – $500|
|Wood Interior w/ Sidelights||$140 – $2,000||$500 – $1,100||$640 – $3,100|
|Wood Closet Door||$30 – $2,300||$120 – $170||$150 – $2,470|
|Engineered Wood Door||$200 – $500||$200 – $500||$400 – $1,000|
|Wood Entry Door||$380 – $2,400||$200 – $500||$580 – $2,900|
|Wood Entry w/ Sidelights||$1,100 – $3,500||$500 – $1,100||$1,600 – $4,600|
|Fiberglass Entry Door||$200 – $2,300||$200 – $500||$400 – $2,800|
|Fiberglass Entry w/ Sidelights||$500 – $3,900||$500 – $1,100||$1,000 – $5,000|
|Steel Fire Door||$175 – $350||$150 – $500||$325 – $850|
|Steel Entry Door||$100 – $2,200||$200 – $500||$300 – $2,700|
|Steel Entry w/ Sidelights||$680 – $2,900||$500 – $1,100||$1,180 – $4,000|
|Iron Entry Door||$1,500 – $5,000||$250 – $750||$1,750 – $5,750|
|Iron Entry w/ Sidelights||$2,600 – $9,500||$500 – $1,100||$3,100 – $10,600|
|Aluminum Door||$100 – $2,000||$200 – $280||$300 – $2,280|
|Aluminum Sliding Door||$500 – $4,400||$150 – $800||$650 – $5,200|
|Aluminum Screen Door||$80 – $200||$200 – $280||$280 – $480|
|Aluminum Glass Storm Door||$80 – $200||$220 – $280||$300 – $480|
*Prices are representing average costs, labor and door prices vary by location.
Wooden Door Prices
Interior wooden doors cost $27 to $330, engineered solid wood doors are $200 to $500, and solid exterior entry doors are $400 to $3,500. Prices depend on whether it has sidelights, glass, a transom window, or if it's hollow or solid.
|Interior Core||$30 – $330|
|Interior Solid Wood||$200 – $500|
|Exterior Solid Wood||$400 – $3,500|
Solid-wood doors are dent and scratch resistant, are easy to repair, and hold up better than any other type. Wood occasionally requires painting or varnishing to provide a high-end look.
Steel Door Prices
Steel doors cost $100 to $400 for a basic entry, $700 to $2,900 for one with sidelights, and $500 to $1,000 when installing with glass accents. Steel doors are relatively inexpensive, energy-efficient, and offers security and weather resistance compared to the pricier fiberglass and wood doors.
|Basic Entry||$100 – $400|
|Decorative & Glass||$500 – $1,000|
|Entry w/ Sidelights||$700 – $2,900|
Steel requires little maintenance, but dents and scratches may rust if they are not painted over quickly. Steel doors are as strong as solid-core doors, and can be made more secure by installing a steel-enforced frame around the border.
Aluminum Door Cost
Aluminum doors cost between $250 and $800 on average, with prices ranging from $100 to $4,400 depending on the type. Aluminum doors are typically used for closet, sliding, entry, and screen doors. Aluminum sliding glass doors cost $500 to $2,000 on average.
Wrought Iron Door Cost
Wrought iron doors cost $1,500 to $5,000 on average, while double iron doors range from $3,300 to $8,000. Iron doors use a steel base with iron details coving the glass. They typically come pre-hung with the hinges in place and with the handles and locks. Iron doors don’t require paint or staining, so maintenance costs are minimal.
Fiberglass Doors Cost
Single-entry fiberglass doors cost $200 to $2,300, and fiberglass doors with sidelights range from $700 to $3,900. Fiberglass doors are low maintenance, highly durable, won't rot or get termite damage, can be painted or stained, are dent-resistant, and most have a high energy-efficiency rating.
Fiberglass doors are moderately priced and are available with a smooth surface, or a wood-grain texture. However, these doors can crack under severe impact.
Composite Door Prices
Engineered and composite door prices range from $27 to $500 on average, while high-end French, barn, or sliding doors run $1,000 or more. Composite is an engineered wood product using wood particles.
|Bifold Door||$38 – $430|
|Sliding Door||$77 – $420|
|Slab Interior||$27 – $500|
|Interior Pre-hung||$65 – $700|
|French Door||$170 – $1,000|
|Barn Door||$120 – $1,500|
|Exterior Sliding||$700 – $1,300|
Cost To Hang A Door By Type
The labor cost to hang a door averages $130 to $600 with discounts for installing two or more doors at once. Labor prices vary greatly depending on the type and size of the door, your location, and whether the frame or wall needs repairing. Specialized or custom doors increase your overall costs.
|Single Entry||$200 – $2,000||$130 – $750||$330 – $2,750|
|Double Entry||$400 – $8,000||$500 – $1,100||$900 – $9,100|
|Entry w/ Sidelights||$1,100 – $3,500||$500 – $1,100||$1,600 – $4,600|
|Fire-Rated||$300 – $600||$150 – $500||$450 – $1,100|
|French||$450 – $4,500||$200 – $1,100||$650 – $5,600|
|Bifold & Folding||$100 – $600||$100 – $250||$200 – $850|
|Bulkhead or Basement||$400 – $1,100||$600 – $2,800||$1,000 – $3,900|
|Sliding Patio||$300 – $2,700||$150 – $800||$450 – $3,500|
Cost To Install Pre-Hung vs. Slab Doors
The average cost to install a pre-hung door is $188 to $550, while a slab door costs between $325 and $1,150. Slab doors are around 50% cheaper than pre-hung doors of the same type, but you'll end up paying more for your installer to cut and fabricate the door frame, attache the hinges, etc.
|Cost $188 to $550 installed.||Cost $325 to $1,150 installed.|
|Installed in as little as 30 minutes.||Take up to 4 hours to install.|
|Labor costs about $45 less for an exterior door.||Labor costs about $153 more for an interior door.|
|Already in its frame.||All materials required for the frame must be bought separately.|
|Sometimes comes with all necessary hardware.||All hardware must be bought separately.|
Cost to Install French Doors Into a Wall
French doors cost $650 to $5,600 to install into an existing frame. The additional labor cost to install French doors into an exterior wall and rough frame the opening is $600 to $1,200, while cutting into an interior wall adds between $400 and $600.
Modifying a load-balancing wall may require a building permit and structural engineer’s plans at $500 to $800. The rough opening needs to be 2–½” wider than the door, and the opening height measured from the finished floor needs to be 2–¼” more than the door height.
Entry Doors with Sidelights Prices
Entry doors with sidelights typically cost $1,600 to $4,600, although high-end installations cost $10,000 or more depending on the size and type of material. Sidelights come configured on either the left, right, or both sides of the door and are commonly made from steel or fiberglass.
|Material||Door Only||Total Installed|
|Steel||$679 – $2,899||$1,200 – $4,000|
|Fiberglass||$505 – $3,917||$1,000 – $5,000|
|Wood||$1,212 – $5,720||$1,700 – $6,800|
|Iron||$2,685 – $9,554||$3,100 – $10,600|
Adding a top transom window will increase your overall cost. Sidelights, or "sidelites", made from Low-E glass allow light into the home while keeping thermal transfer at a minimum.
Fire-Rated Door Replacement Cost
Wood or steel fire-rated doors cost $450 to $1,100 to replace. Fire doors are rated from 20 minutes to 4 hours based on their fire resistance, and most building codes require fire doors between the house and the garage.
Bifold & Folding Doors Cost
Bifold and other closet door systems cost $200 to $850 installed, while accordion doors cost $400 to $2,800 installed. Door-only prices start as low as $50 for hollow-core lauan doors and up to $2,300 for heritage wood-grain accordion doors.
Bulkhead or Bilco Basement Doors Cost
Bilco or bulkhead basement doors cost $1,000 to $3,900 on average for materials and installation. Bulkhead doors provide external access to a basement and are installed at a 30° angle away from the home. Bilco doors require professional installation to avoid basement water damage. Bilco basement doors are a popular type made from both steel and polyethylene, ranging from $400 to $1,100 for just the doors.
Sliding Patio Door Cost
A sliding patio door costs $450 to $3,500 installed on average, depending on the size of quality. Basic glass sliding doors cost as little as $300, while high-end installation can cost $5,000 or more.
Cost For Service Door To Garage
The cost to replace a service door to a garage ranges from $350 to $1,500. Cutting a door opening in the garage wall and rough framing adds $600 to $1,200 depending on if it's a load-bearing wall. Pros recommended service doors to be fire-rated, but they only need to follow fire-separation requirements of the building code.
Cost To Add or Replace Back Door
Replacing a steel entry back door costs $350 to $800, while French or sliding patio doors cost $700 to $2,000 installed. Prices depend on the labor costs and size, style, and quality of the door.
Adding a new back door costs an additional $1,200 to $2,000 or more depending on if you're opening up a wall or installing through an existing window, and moving or replacing any existing pipes, wiring, and exterior treatments.
Condo & Apartment Door Replacement Cost
Replacing a condo or apartment door costs $285 to $800 depending on if it's a pre-hung or metal slab door. Prices include removing the original door, installing a new door, and disposing of the old door. Check with your HOA for restrictions on your door choices and paint colors.
New Construction & Commercial Door Cost
Commercial door installation costs $700 to $2,500 on average depending on if its steel, glass, aluminum, sliding, and the style. New construction door installation takes 30 minutes with rates from $80 to $300 per door depending on if it's a pre-hung or slab.
Door Replacement Costs
Door replacement costs more than new construction and requires more work, such as removing the existing door, fixing any damage, reframing, and fitting the new door into place.
Cost to Remove Interior & Exterior Doors
Removing an interior door costs $40 to $80 while removing an exterior door costs $70 to $200 on average. Hauling off and disposing of the door adds $25 to $50 depending on your location. Costs vary depending on the type of door, it's size, and whether its internal or external.
|Interior Door||$40 – $80|
|Exterior Door||$70 – $200|
|Disposal Fees||$25 – $50|
Cost of Fitting Doors in Existing Opening
Fitting a door into an existing opening costs $275 to $500 for installation. Prices depend on whether adjustments are made to the door or the frame and wall. Old or custom doors may need the hole re-cut wider, while solid wood doors are trimmed for $35 to $70 to fit into the existing opening.
Cost to Replace a Door Frame & Jamb
The average cost to replace a door frame is $113 to $382 or $7 to $20 per linear foot depending on the material, size, and whether it's interior or exterior. Pre-hung doors come with the jamb pre-installed, although the wall may need repairs or reframing before hanging a door.
Replacing a Door in an Existing Jamb or Frame
Replacing an interior door in an existing frame costs as little as $100 to $300 when doing the labor yourself, and between $260 to $500. Hiring a professional to replace an exterior door in an existing jamb costs $500 to $1,000 on average.
Cost To Move A Door
The average cost to move an interior door is $700 to $1,400 and between $1,700 and $4,000 to move an exterior door depending on if it's a load-bearing wall. Pricing includes closing up the old opening, cut a new opening, framing, and hanging a new door.
Add $500 to $800 for permits and engineer’s plans when moving a door into a load-bearing wall. Additional costs could include adding steps up to the door.
Additional Cost Considerations
When replacing a door, creating a new door opening, or moving a door, other costs that could become part of your project include:
|Add Threshold||$25 – $50|
|Rough Framing||$7 – $20 per linear foot|
|Hanging Drywall||$1.60 – $2.35 per square foot|
|Painting Drywall||$0.88 – $1.20 per square foot|
|Rerouting Plumbing||$45 – $150 per hour|
|Rerouting Electrical||$40 – $100 per hour|
|Interior Door Painting||$50 – $200|
|Exterior Door Painting||$100 – $300|
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does It Take To Install A Door?
Hanging a pre-hung interior door typically takes 1 to 2 hours, replacing a new front door takes 3 to 8 hours, and new construction exterior doors take 2 to 4 hours. Time depends on the type of door, and if repairs to the trim, caulking, painting, siding, lockset, or frame are required.
|Type||Average Time (Hours)|
|Pre-hung Interior Door||1 – 2|
|New Construction Exterior Door||2 – 4|
|Front Door Replacement||3 – 8|
These times include removing the old door, making minor repairs, and installing a new one, and disposing of the old door. In extreme cases where there are surprises that need a lot of repairs, it could take a couple of days to install a door.
How Much Does a Commercial Steel Door Installation Cost?
Installing a commercial steel door costs $1,700 to $16,400 on average depending on the door's size, level of security, if the door jamb is a slab or knockdown, and if you're replacing an existing door.
How Much Does It Cost for an Entry Door Lock Installation?
The average cost to change locks on an entry door is $70 to $170, and between $90 to $190 to install a deadbolt. Locksmiths have a typical minimum call out charge of $30 to $85, and from $100 to $250 for after-hours service.
What's the Cost of Removing a Door & Replacing with a Wall?
Removing a door and replacing it with a wall costs $500 to $2,000 depending on the size of the door opening. This project requires reframing the hole, hanging and finishing drywall, and painting to match the surrounding area.
Hiring A Door Installation Professional
Installing a door is difficult to do yourself correctly. If you get it wrong, you’ll have to pay a pro to redo it. Exterior doors need to be well insulated from the weather and provide proper security. Professionals can install a door in hours and ensure it's properly fitted and level with the floor.
Before hiring a pro, be sure to:
- Ask friends, family, and neighbors for references or compare pros on HomeGuide.
- Get at least 3 price estimates.
- Verify reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
- Check the Better Business Bureau for their reputation.
- Never pay upfront, and avoid paying in cash.
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