An interior door might need to be removed and replaced due to damages, wear and tear or style changes. It also might need to be removed to convert the doorway to a permanently open passageway, with no attached door. Each circumstance presents its own unique needs and challenges.
|What you can expect|
|Range per door:||$9.07||$16.34|
|Range for this type of project:||$73||$131|
Interior Door Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Door will be detached from adjacent surfaces and removed from premises. Fee 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.
Interior Door Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to remove an interior door|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per door||$4.42|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 door||$22.35|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 door||$14.85 - $29.85|
If the door is being replaced with a new one, the hinges are detached and the old door is discarded. The installer checks the hinges for proper operation and solid anchoring to the edges. The frame is examined for damage that may need repair. If the door is being removed permanently, the hinges are taken off the frame.
If any damage is found around the frame after the door is removed there may be extra costs for the materials and labor involved with making repairs. Additional trim or finish may also be needed to give the doorway a more desirable aesthetic appearance. Heavier doors often require two workers, which increases labor time.
Working with a professional is recommended for large projects or when an accumulation of paint makes the hinges difficult to work with. An experienced carpenter can ensure that the doorway is properly examined for underlying damage, weakness or rotting wood. If attaching a specialty door or additional trim to finish out the doorway, they have the tools and skill needed for a professional result.