Purchasing and installing an exterior replacement door can do a lot for your home. The entry door to your home is one of the most used items. It is also one of the most valuable. A replacement door is used for security purposes as well as protecting you against the elements. Many homeowners want to replace their entry door, but do not understand all of the costs.

A replacement door can do a lot to improve the curb appeal of your home. It can give off a great impression when you first walk up your front steps or walkway. There are many different styles of exterior doors. The average cost of them is fairly consistent though no matter which you choose. The typical costs include the cost of the door, labor, materials, as well as equipment.

The typical cost of a replacement door itself ranges anywhere from $200 up to $600 or more. On average, consumers can expect to spend roughly $300 on a quality entry door. You do not want to skimp on the cost as it impacts the door’s lifespan and its ability to insulate the main entry point of your home. Cheap doors will let cold air pass through in the winter and vice versa with hot air in the summer. If you budget $300, it is a safe starting point for the door itself.

Labor to have an exterior replacement door installed depends on who you hire. It typically requires roughly three hours of labor in total. The majority of contractors are going to charge you $50 on average for labor. This puts the labor costs for the installation at $150. Adding this to the door total and we are at $450 so far.

The materials and supplies that are needed for your replacement door are minimal. These include things such as finishing materials, fasteners, screws, and so on. The majority of contractors will bring this with them, but the cost should only be around $20.

Equipment costs will vary based on who you hire and what you already have in your home. Typical equipment that is needed includes an electric jigsaw, a miter saw, as well as a sander. These can usually be rented for fairly cheap from your hardware store. The rental cost you should budget should be roughly $60.

You need to take into account more than just the cost of the door when figuring out how much a new entry door will set you back. When you factor in the labor, materials, and equipment you can get a good idea of the true cost. The replacement door and labor will cost you roughly $450, on average. When adding in the materials and equipment you can expect to spend roughly $530 in total. The range of the entire project is typically between $450 and $700 depending on the quality of the door you buy. Starting with a baseline budget of roughly $530 though will let you plan out the replacement door project and its feasibility.