The procedure for installing or hanging a door largely depends on whether it’s prehung or a slab. Interior doors are typically prehung, which means a frame is attached to the slab and holes have already been cut for the lockset. Hanging an interior door can be a challenging task because it must be able to latch securely and open and close without binding.
|What you can expect|
|Range per door:||$254.21||$392.77|
|Range for this type of project:||$254||$393|
Interior Door Install Cost
Cost of 30"x80", six-panel interior door with hollow core. Fully ready for installation and use, and pre-primed for optional painting.
Basic Labor for Interior Door Install
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 Interior Door Install
Requisite supplies for superior installation, including fasteners, connectors, and materials to prepare and finish all surfaces.
Equipment Allowance for Interior Door Install
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 interior door|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per door||$48.80|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 door||$318.31|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 door||$250.14 - $386.48|
Tools that will be needed to hang an interior door include a level, cordless drill, jigsaw and miter saw. The jambs are often longer than necessary, requiring them to be trimmed before hanging. The ideal clearance between the jambs and the floor will usually be between 3/8 and 1/2 inch, depending on whether the floor has carpeting.
The cost of hanging a door can vary based on a number of factors including the materials selected. A hollow door is covered by a thin veneer of wood on each side and is the least costly option. A door made of solid particleboard is the next step up, and solid wood is the most expensive. The trim and lockset will also add to the final cost of installing a new door. If repairs to the frame or opening are required, expect additional costs.
A professional carpenter will be of great assistance when replacing an interior door. The fit needs to be precise since it's one of the few parts of a house that must move regularly. Working with a professional ensures that the door is installed and aligned accurately, and a contractor can complete the project by adding the trim, lockset and applying a finish.