The work required to hang an exterior door depends on factors such as the condition of the existing door frame, the age of the home and the shape of the new door. Because an exterior door receives frequent use, provides security and must withstand the elements, it’s important to ensure each step of the process is done with the unique characteristics of the home in mind.
|What you can expect|
|Range per door:||$557.36||$866.52|
|Range for this type of project:||$557||$867|
Exterior Door Installation Cost
Cost of wood-grained fiberglass exterior door, made with a polyurethane core. Bottom sweep maximizes insulation, and door surface is ready to be stained or painted.
Basic Labor for Exterior Door Installation
Labor costs for thorough installation under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. Your team will plan the layout, acquire appropriate equipment, transport materials, and execute preparation, installation and cleanup. They will measure, trim, and plane the door to fit the existing door jamb, and prepare and install hinges, door handle set, and strike plate.
Job Supplies for Exterior Door Installation
Requisite supplies for superior installation, including fasteners, connectors, and materials to prepare and finish all surfaces.
Equipment Allowance for Exterior Door Installation
Daily rental of specialty equipment that maximizes the quality and efficiency of the work. These include a pneumatic finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Frame Interior Door Opening Labor (Optional)
Custom-fit door frame can optionally be built for optimal installation without existing frame. Header, trimmer studs, king studs, and cripple studs will be measured, cut, and secured in turn. Bottom plate will be trimmed to fit opening.
|cost to hang an exterior door|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per door||$247.91|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 door||$700.53|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 door||$548.43 - $852.64|
Often, the first decision a homeowner should make is whether to use a prehung door or to hang a new door into an existing frame. Prehung doors may not be an option in older homes, as they are generally made to modern building standards and may not fit older openings. With either method, accurate measurements, leveling, shimming and carpentry skills are essential.
The cost of hanging an exterior door varies according to the amount of carpentry and framework involved. Prehung doors, which come with a new frame, typically cost more than slab doors but may involve less work to install. A slab door requires mortising the hinge locations, performing precise measurements and trimming to ensure the door fits squarely into the existing jamb. Homeowners may also need to purchase a new door handle, lockset and hinges.
Because an exterior door requires an exact fit to swing properly and create a weather-tight seal, working with a professional helps ensure the best outcome. A professional can do any custom work needed to fit a new door into a frame or opening, install new locks, make sure the frame can safely handle the weight of the door and do any remaining drywall work and painting after the door is hung.