Installing a new entry lock set is a economical way to refresh the look of a home’s exterior doors and upgrade its security. This may be necessary if the old lock is broken, outdated or compromised. Homeowners who want to install new entry lock sets have many choices, and professional help is available for product recommendations and installation.
|What you can expect|
|Range per lockset:||$247.50||$522.39|
|Range for this type of project:||$247||$522|
Entry Lockset Cost
Cost of residential-grade keyed lockset for entry door in 7 finish options, with included deadbolt.
Entry Lockset Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Holes will be fabricated for cylinder door handle set and jamb strike plate. Handle set will be installed, and strike plate adjusted. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Entry Lockset Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, connectors, and materials for surface preparation and finishing.
Entry Lockset Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic-finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
|cost to install an entry lock set|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per lockset||$136.17|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 lockset||$378.78|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 lockset||$243.53 - $514.02|
There are different types of entry lock sets homeowners may choose to install. Pricing varies based on the type of lock set chosen and the number of exterior doors that need new locks.
Knob locks are frequently used for exterior doors. These basic models add security and are typically simple to install.
Lever-handle locks are easier to open due to their push-down handles. They can be installed in both left- and right-handed configurations.
Deadbolts provide strong security and can be combined with other types of locks.
To install a new entry lock set, the old one must be removed. Once the door knobs and latches are removed, the locksmith can accurately measure the diameter of the cutout. An appropriately sized lock set can then be installed. At this time, the door’s deadbolt may be replaced or a new one added. The locksmith then tests the entry lock set to ensure it works as expected. Cost factors include the type and number of lock sets chosen, whether an existing lock set needs to be removed and whether the door and door jamb needs to be retrofitted to accommodate the new unit.
Proper installation of an entry lock set is important for aesthetic and safety reasons. If the new lock set is the same type as the existing one, installation may be simple and many homeowners choose to handle this themselves. However, for projects that involve more complicated devices or adjustments to the door and jamb, working with a professional locksmith is recommended.