Installing door trim may seem to be a simple project, but to achieve proper alignment and seamless junctions, a professional installer is often the best choice. Their expertise helps them plan the job correctly, and they have the proper tools and skills to ensure accurate results.
|What you can expect|
|Range per linear foot:||$6.24||$9.53|
|Range for this type of project:||$262||$400|
Door Trim Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 1/2"x2-1/4" ready-to-paint MDF door trim. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Door Trim Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Jamb edge will be planed or sanded until flush with wall, and door trim will be measured, sized, and finished. Edge gap will be caulked, and nail holes patched and smoothed. 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.
Door Trim Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, shims, flashing, drip cap, perimeter foam insulation, and exterior caulking.
Door Trim Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic-finish nailer, 12" compound miter saw, biscuit joiner, and detail sander. Consumable equipment elements not included.
|cost to install door trim|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per linear foot||$0.96|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 125 linear foot||$754.19|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 125 linear foot||$590.34 - $918.04|
Door trim serves two primary functions. It's designed to cover any normal gaps created during the door's installation, and it provides a pleasant, aesthetic border around the doorway. An installer checks the width of the gaps that need to be covered to make sure the trim selected is wide enough to conceal them with room to spare. Also, they ensure that the length of the trim allows extra measure for the distance of the angled cuts at the junctions. Wider trim may be required in some cases, which may add to the cost of the installation.
As with any project, the cost consists mostly of labor and materials. The number of doors and their size is the most significant factor, and the material selected can also impact the price. If the walls or door frame require repair, or if the trim needs to be painted, expect higher costs.
While many homeowners choose to attempt this project themselves, working with a professional ensures that the door trim is perfectly aligned. Unless the trim is precut to exact length, a skilled worker has to cut the boards using a miter box and saw so that the angled ends of the wood match exactly. The contractor also checks the underlying door frame for any damage and secures the trim without damaging the wood.