Cost to Install French Doors

Updated: July 2017

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French Door Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: PVC window with fusion welded frame. 10-lite, double pane, lowE glass with Argon insulation layer. 0.35 U factor. Metal handle set. Limited 10 yr warranty.
1 door$849.19$1,297.12
French Door Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install french doors 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$849.19$1,297.12
French Door Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install french doors including: fasteners, shims, flashing, drip cap, perimeter foam insulation and exterior caulking.
1 door$849.19$1,297.12
French 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$849.19$1,297.12
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$849.19$1,297.12
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install French Doors   
Average Cost per Door  

For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 door, the cost to Install French Doors starts at $1,205 - $1,855 per door. Because job specific configurations and options will result in significantly different costs, homewyse uses industry-standard algorithms and professionally screened cost data to create estimates customized to the specific options of YOUR french door installation project. Unlike websites with vendor aggregated costs - which lack details for comparison and verification - homewyse delivers greater accuracy and relevancy, for estimates of cost, material and time to install french doors.

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Cost to Install French Doors - 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 french 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 French Door 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 French 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 French Door 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 French Doors - Unit Price References

French Door Installation - Average Cost Per Door

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


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