Cost to Install an Exterior Door

Updated: March 2018

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Entry Door Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Foam core and thermally isolated triple pane glazing. High efficiency compression weather striping.
1 door$196.18$299.65
Entry Door Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install exterior door with favorable site conditions. Measure, trim and plane door to fit existing door jamb. Mark and mortise hinge locations. Install hinges. Fabricate holes, mortises for door handle set and jamb strike plate. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 door$196.18$299.65
Entry Door Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install exterior door including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
1 door$196.18$299.65
Entry Door Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pneumatic finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, 3 1/4" electric planer. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 door$196.18$299.65
Option: Frame Interior Door Opening
Measure, cut and secure header, trimmer studs(2), king studs(2) and cripple studs. Trim bottom plate to opening.
1 door$196.18$299.65
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Exterior Door   
Average Cost per Door  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 door, the cost to Install an Exterior Door starts at $458 - $706 per door. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Cost to Install an Exterior Door - 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 entry door 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 Entry Door Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Entry Door 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 Entry Door Installation. Add 13% to 22% 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.

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