Cost of Door Installation
Depending on the chosen location and type of door(s) - which are mostly of pre-hung
designs nowadays - installing a new door on new wall is cheapest. Followed by
replacing an already existing door. When a door must be placed
on a closed wall surface is most expensive because of the internal wall that
must be modified with framing as a mount for the newly chosen door.
How Much Various Door Replacing Costs
doors can be hung by non-carpenters, they usually
fall under the purview of the professional carpenter. Wood framed doors
can simply be put up more readily.
Although lot can be done with a packet of
shims (about $1.60 per door) and a box or two of finish nails (roughly
$3.50 per ea. 1 lb box) the setup of shooting brads and nails with a nailer gun
(finish nails & brads being sold in larger packs) will vastly outperform
the hammer and nail set.
Mouldings/Trim & Millwork
- amounts spent on casing the door out will naturally
depend on the surrounding trim that is receiving a match. But the door casing itself
will vary in the vicinity of $.60 Lin. Ft. all the way to over $2.00 Lin Ft..
Times two for both sides of the door. Sold in 8 ft. 10 ft. and 12 ft. sticks depending
on the profile and type of wood that happens to be selected from current inventory.
Do It Yourself Door Hanging
- about the most popular door project,
six panel prehung masonite doors, so economical they are, can be installed for
as little as $75 per door, including casing & supplies. Their individual door
slabs can sometimes be popped on and off easily for half this amount, assuming
hinge and latch placements match up. Other hollow core flush doors are similarly
priced or below. Options for solid core interior doors are more toward $120 to
$200 ready to hang.
Installation by Carpenters
- fees for door hanging will average
an approximate $150 to $175 per door including basic hardware. But the total charge
will take into account the number of doors and their type (hollow core interior being the
least expensive, followed by solid core, and then metal
exterior doors or those with side panels, costing in excess of $250 to $300).
- normally the last item to be asfixed to the door
and jamb, hardware on the low side is anywhere from a bottom
of the line, $9 single piece, non-keyed passage knob, with prices rising by quality
and finish from there. Bolt locks extra. Solid slab doors that don't come with
a bore will have to be drilled out by a carpenter who will integrate the price
of maybe an extra $35 to $50 into the bill.
Extra Door Fees/Work Orders & Reducing Amounts:
- Efforts at framing and/or wall modification will be additional. Adding headers must be done where
required and this may be quoted at an hourly rate.
- Disposal of the pulled door(s) may come at a surcharge.
- Some natural doors come prefinished, while others require staining & varnishing. Primed doors will need painting. Performed seperately.
- Pricier doors that are arriving via a "door shop" often account for the install within the quote. While buying from a single source and not mixing different types of
doors can sometimes save on the bottom-line sum.