Cost to Frame a Door Opening

Updated: June 2016

Door Opening Framing Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Door Opening Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 36" x 80" frame set for 4 9/16 jamb. Primed, ready for paint.
6 openings$220.52$246.98
Door Opening Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to frame door opening. Measure, cut and install wood framed door opening up to 6' in width. Includes 4"x10" header, jack and king studs. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
7.2 hours$214.82$553.52
Door Opening Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to frame door opening including: fasteners and connectors.
6 Openings$280.72$319.34
Door Opening Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pneumatic framing nailer, 12" miter saw and 3 1/4" electric planer.

Totals - Cost to Frame Door Opening - 6 Openings $744.56$1,167.84
Average Cost Per Opening  $124.09$194.64

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Frame a Door Opening! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Door Opening Framing project. For a basic 6 openings project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Frame a Door Opening ranges between $124.09 - $194.64 per opening.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "openings" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Frame a Door Opening - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Door Opening Framing, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Door Opening Framing jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Door Opening Framing. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Frame a Door Opening - References

Door Opening Framing - Average Cost Per Opening

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Door Opening Framing costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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