Cost to Install a Door Jamb

Updated: June 2016

Door Jamb Installation 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.
1 opening$0.49$0.74
Door Opening Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to install door jamb. Measure and cut to standard opening width and height. Secure jambs level, plumb and flush to finish wall surface(s). Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.0 hours$125.87$204.34
Door Opening Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install door jamb including: fasteners, shims, flashing, drip cap, perimeter foam insulation and exterior caulking.
1 Opening$20.00$25.00
Door Opening Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pneumatic finish nailer, 12" compound miter saw, biscuit joiner, detail sander.

Totals - Cost to Install Door Jamb - 1 Opening $210.11$316.33
Average Cost Per Opening  $210.11$316.33

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Door Jamb! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Door Jamb Installation project. For a basic 1 opening project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Door Jamb ranges between $210.11 - $316.33 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 "doors" required for the project.

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


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Cost to Install a Door Jamb - 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! Explore the full range of door jamb new installation labor options and material prices here.

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 Jamb Installation, 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 Jamb Installation 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 Jamb Installation. 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 Install a Door Jamb - References

Door Jamb Installation - 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 Jamb Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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