The average cost of installing a basic entry door is $500 to $700. However, most homeowners spend around $1,500 to $5,000 for an entry door installation. For instance, high-end wood French doors may go as high as $4,500.
The total cost for replacing a door takes a number of factors into account, such as the door material, the type of door, the installation company, the scope of renovation, your zip code, local labor costs and the finishing
details – to name (more than) a few.
Here are some important factors that can affect your front door installation cost
Customization: If you opt for a customized door and frame, you can either go with a custom door to fit the existing space, or recut a frame to fit a standard sized door. Both choices will cost you extra dollars.
Frame repair: If the frame for your front door is rotting, splitting or warped, the added repair work will add to your installation bill.
Extra door hardware: This includes the cost of your door’s lock, handle and other accessories such as a knocker or mail slot. Needless to say, the more accessories you add on, the more your door is likely going to cost.
Materials: Different materials have different costs, as well as different levels of energy efficiency.
You can choose glass for a storm door or a hollow core door for the kitchen or bedroom, but an entry door needs to be strong and durable for safety reasons. When it comes to choosing the material for a front door (or even an
interior door), homeowners have the following options:
Wood door: An expensive option but one that gives a house a classic look. Such a door may warp or fade in harsh weather and needs regular maintenance.
Fiberglass - door: A great wood-like alternative that comes at a much better price. It’s a durable and energy efficient door choice.
Steel - door: This sturdy door material is known for its long-term durability.
PVC door: Such a door is lightweight, easy to use and does not corrode. There is minimal maintenance.
An entry door is used to enter the house, and can be placed on the front, back or side of the house. Apart from letting people enter a home, it creates the first impression of the house and its inhabitants. A well-installed
door easily becomes the focal point of the exterior of a home, making a beautiful statement.
A new front door is one of the most satisfying ways to give your home a remodeled look; it instantly modernizes your house’s facade and lends a polished look without a massive time or cash investment.
Once you make the commitment to build a stylish front door, you need to know how much of an investment you need for this home renovation.
An estimate helps you organize the home improvement project and effectively manage milestones and costs.
Acquiring a free estimate for your entry door installation will help you create a realistic budget and get you quality work at a fair price. It’s also the best way to ensure that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises
during the execution of your project.
A carefully planned remodeling project can greatly increase the value of your property in the home buyers’ market.
The ROI on your home sale can be up to 70% of your total investment as long as you do the right groundwork – and use the right methods and materials.
Getting an estimate through Kukun’s entry door installation cost estimator is easy. Just follow the steps below to get your custom, personalized total cost in minutes!
1. Enter the number of doors you want to remodel
2. Enter scope of renovation from the two options below:
New Entry Door: This project includes the labor and materials needed to install an insulated steel entry door.
Door with Sidelight: This project involves installing a stained wood or stainable fiberglass insulated entry door, with a window on one side. This cost to install a front door with a sidelight includes the price of labor and
3. Enter your property details
Enter the full address to get ROI /recoup value of your house or just give zipcode to get just the renovation cost estimate.
And there you go! An estimate for your front door installation cost is ready!
With this estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work right away.
We are happy to offer you options for professional remodeling contractors who have worked in your neighborhood and who have been vetted by your neighbors and your city. You can explore each contractor's profile, check out their
online reviews, view all their previous permits, and then ask around in your area about whether you should hire them.
It’s very important that you plan your entry door installation well in advance. Here are some tips to make the process easy and quick:
Set a realistic home remodeling budget. Always include leeway for some surprise costs. Experts advise adding 20% extra to your existing budget.
Check your local building code for any permit requirements. If your entry door installation affects the structural integrity of your house, your local codes will probably require a permit and that you work with a contractor.
Work with expert door contractors. A professional finish goes a long way in adding beauty and curb value to your home.
Remember to install or replace your entry door in good weather. As the old door is removed, there’ll be a time when the opening is exposed to the elements. Until the new door is in place, you don’t want to be inconvenienced.
Measure your door size accurately before browsing through all the available options.
Decide whether you want a slab door or a pre-hung door (which includes both the door and the door frame).
Understand the types, materials, and pros and cons of the doors you are choosing from.
Know that you have the option of choosing single door, double doors, doors with sidelights or transoms, etc..
Decide early on whether you want extra security (chain lock or a stopper) if your door swings inward.
Be sure to get a warranty or guarantee from your contractor.
Get a written contract from your contractor. The document should detail the complete schedule, deadlines for milestones and payment process.
Maintain a timeline in order to manage a seamless door installation.
These steps will help you avoid unexpected hassles and issues and make your front door installation project go much more smoothly.