How much does patio door replacement or installation cost?
$600 – $6,000 total cost installed
$700 – $6,500 average total replacement cost
Patio door installation cost
Installing a new patio door costs $600 to $6,000, including labor and the door itself. Replacing a patio door costs $700 to $6,500. Installers charge $200 to $1,000 on average for labor alone and $100 to $500 extra to remove and dispose of existing doors. Most patio doors are sliding glass or French doors.
|Patio door type||Average cost installed|
|Sliding door||$1,200 – $4,000|
|French door||$600 – $5,500|
|Telescoping door||$1,500 – $5,000|
|Bifold door||$3,000 – $13,000|
Sliding patio doors
Sliding glass door installation costs $1,200 to $4,000 on average, depending on the door size, number of panels, glass type, and frame material. Most sliding glass doors cost $400 to $3,000+ for materials alone. Large, multi-panel sliding doors with hurricane-proof glass cost $1,000 to $4,000.
French patio doors
French doors cost $600 to $3,000 installed for interior doors and $1,300 to $5,500 for exterior French doors. French doors are made with multiple panes of glass making up most of their length, which allows plenty of natural light into the room.
Traditional French doors are a pair of side-by-side hinged doors that meet in the middle and are a popular choice for patios.
Telescoping patio doors
Telescoping patio doors cost $1,500 to $5,000 installed. Telescoping doors are made up of two or more panels that move independently, stacking against each other or sliding into a wall pocket. Standard sliding glass doors have one stationary panel and one moving panel, while all the panels of a telescopic door are moveable.
Bifold patio doors
Bifold patio doors cost $3,000 to $13,000 with installation and are accordion-style folding doors. Bifold doors are expensive and less common but offer a wider opening than other door types.
Patio door cost by material
The cost of a patio door depends mostly on the frame material. Vinyl patio doors are the cheapest but least durable, while wood-framed doors cost the most but provide good insulation and have a classic, stylish look. The table below shows the average cost for patio doors in the most common materials.
|Door frame material||Average cost*||Details|
|Vinyl||$400 – $1,200||
|Aluminum||$600 – $2,500||
|Fiberglass||$800 – $3,500||
|Wood||$1,000 – $5,000||
*Materials only. Installation not included.
Patio door replacement cost
The cost to replace a patio door is $700 to $6,500, including labor, the new door, materials, and disposal of the old door. Replacing different parts or components costs less:
|Glass||$200 – $1,200|
|Panel||$450 – $700|
|Screen||$130 – $550|
|Rollers & tracks||$100 – $300|
*For labor and materials
Patio door glass
Patio door glass replacement costs $200 to $1,200, including labor and the new glass. Prices depend on the size, thickness, and glass type. Basic, single-pane glass costs less than low-E or energy-efficient glass. Tempered and hurricane-resistant glass costs much more than average.
Patio door panels
Replacing a single panel of a sliding patio door costs $450 to $700. The contractor can replace just one sliding panel if the rest of the door is in good condition. However, the new panel will need to be the same size and from the same manufacturer to work properly.
Patio door screen replacement
A screen door costs $130 to $550 total for a patio or sliding door. Screens allow for greater air circulation, temperature regulation, and keeping insects out. Retractable screen doors or attachments can be moved aside easily when needed.
Patio door rollers & tracks
Replacing patio rollers and tracks costs $100 to $300 on average, including labor. These parts allow the sliding glass doors to move parallel to each other. When one component is broken or lost, the doors become stuck in place.
Patio door installation cost factors
The cost to install or replace a patio door depends on the size, material, type of door, and local labor rates.
|Materials||$400 – $5,000|
|Installation labor||$200 – $1,000|
|Removal & disposal*||$100 – $500|
|Total cost||$700 – $6,500|
*Only applicable for replacements
The following factors affect the installation cost:
Door size – A standard patio door is 72" x 80" but can be 30 to 96 inches wide and 80 to 96 inches tall. If the existing space is too small for the door you want, you'll have to pay extra to open the door frame to fit it. Framing a new door opening costs $150 to $250+.
Number of panels – Most sliding glass doors have two panels, but larger walls allow for 3 or 4 panels. Large doors cost more but look striking and allow more natural light into your home.
Weatherstripping – Patio door weatherstripping costs $1 to $5 per linear foot or $35 to $90 total. Patio doors allow hot or cold air to leak in and out of the house if they're not properly insulated, which raises energy bills.
Window tinting – Home window tinting costs $5 to $8 per square foot and helps reduce UV light exposure and increase energy efficiency.
Blinds – Installing blinds costs $150 to $600 for large panel blinds or $50 to $350 for standard vertical blinds.
Customizations – Any customizations to your patio door will cost extra. Common custom additions include upgraded or altered trim, hardware, locks, screens, and glass.
Security – Security camera installation costs $125 to $450 per camera and can help keep burglars from breaking into your home through the patio door. You can also install a deadbolt or dual-point locking system in an existing door.
Patio door labor
The labor cost to install a patio door is $200 to $1,000 on average, depending on the door size and material. If you're replacing an existing patio door, the installer may charge a removal and disposal fee of $100 to $500 for the old door.
Patio door FAQs
What is a patio door?
A patio door is any type of door that opens onto a garden or patio area from the home. Most patio doors are sliding doors or French doors because they let in more natural light, but some are simple hinged exterior doors with a screen. Others are telescoping or bifold.
How long does it take to install a patio door?
Installing or replacing a patio door takes 3 to 6 hours, including removal of the old door and making any necessary repairs before installing the new door. The project can take up to a full day, depending on the door’s size and the structure of the surrounding wall.
How long do patio doors last?
Patio doors last 20 to 30 years with proper care and maintenance. The door's lifespan depends on the material, sun exposure, and how much wear and tear it's exposed to over time.
Do I need to replace my patio door?
Consider replacing your patio door if you notice any of the following signs:
Squeaking or scraping sounds
Where do I buy patio doors?
You can buy patio doors from local hardware stores like Home Dept and Lowe's, online retailers, or specialty companies like Andersen or Pella.
Getting estimates from patio door installers
Before hiring a door installation company near you, follow these steps:
Compare 3+ estimates from door installers who have been in business for 5+ years.
Choose a patio door installer who is licensed, bonded, insured, and has positive reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Get a written contract and warranty from the company before they begin the installation.
Avoid the cheapest patio door quote, as this often signals lower quality.
Don't pay in full until the installation is done.
Questions to ask patio door installers
Ask patio door installers these questions before the project begins:
Do you offer free estimates?
How long have you been installing patio doors?
Will you give me a written quote and contract?
Are you licensed and insured?
How soon can you schedule the work?
What size and type of patio door do you recommend?
Can you replace just the glass or panels instead of the whole door?
How long will the installation take?
Do you offer payment plans?
Do you offer a warranty on your work?
Do you take care of cleanup after the project is complete?
How will you protect my home during the project?