Replacing a door is something that eventually something that all homeowners have to do. Over time, the door will become less durable and normal wear and tear will eventually take its toll. However, buying a new door can seem expensive, and most homeowners want to know how much it will cost to replace a door. That’s something that’s perfectly understandable, so it’s best to first gain a better understanding of the factors involved in pricing.
There are many things that will impact the cost of replacing a door in your home. We’re going to discuss all of these factors below so you can get a better idea of how much you can expect to pay for the kind of door you want to buy. Read on now to find out more.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Door
If your door is making noises or showing signs of wear and tear, it might be telling you that it’s time to replace your doors. Doors can last for a very long time, depending on their materials and the quality of their construction. But they certainly don’t last forever. If you can tell that your door is weaker than it once was and not nearly as resilient as you’d like a door to be, it’s time to make a change.
For interior doors or exterior doors, it might be that the door is outdated and out of step with the design of the rest of your home. That’s another important reason why homeowners choose to replace their doors.
Materials Are the Most Important Cost Factor
By far the most important factor that impacts the cost of replacing your door is the materials used in the door’s construction. If it’s manufactured with more expensive source material, you’ll have to pay for a more expensive door.
Steel doors are very strong and durable, and they’re also among the cheaper options on the market─making them a great choice for homeowners. However, they can rust and scratch quite easily, but remain durable nonetheless and are certainly affordable for most homeowners. The price range for a steel door varies depending on dealer. For additional information on steel doors, contact a Sivan Windows and Doors representative.
You might choose the natural beauty of a real solid wood door. These doors are quite expensive and desirable, and some of them can be costly depending on the style, design and where you buy from. The price of a single solid wood door can be up to $2,000 (install included) depending on features and stylistic accents.
Fiberglass doors can vary in price, but they’re among the best options for homeowners who want to make their home more energy efficient, because insulation properties keep cold or hot air out. You can find very affordable fiberglass doors and you can also find much higher-end options as well. They don’t require much maintenance and they remain popular. Fiberglass door prices range from $5,000 to $15,000 (installation included) depending on features and stylistic accents.
Aluminum metal doors are popular for a range of purposes, both for exterior and interior doors. You’ll pay more for sliding options but they’re affordable in most instances. Some are very cost-effective. Aluminum door prices range from 3,000 to 6,000 (installation included).
Composite wood is a type of wood that’s strengthened using heat, pressure and wood particles. They’re affordable, but prices vary depending on the quality of the option you choose. For additional information on composite wood doors, contact a Sivan Windows and Doors representative.
Door Frames and Entryways
Another cost factor in your door replacement is replacing the door frame if necessary. Replacing your door frame will add extra costs to the replacement process. Usually door frames are replaced with the purchase of a new door. Cost to replace the frame only depends on a wide variety of factors. There are then things like labor costs that need to be taken into account.
Different Types of Doors
The 3rd a final factor in the cost of door replacement is the type of door you’re needing to replace. There are many different types of doors, and the type you choose, alongside the materials as discussed above, will have an impact on the kind of door you end up choosing for your home. French doors can cost up to $10,000 with installation, but they’re are options that cost a fraction of that price.
If you’re looking to buy an entry door that has sidelights, you will probably have to pay at least $5000 and perhaps a lot more than that depending on what you’re looking for. Installations can also be very costly for this kind of door.
Fire-rated doors add extra safety and they’re required in some cases. They can cost up to $1500 to install in some cases.
Sliding patio doors are obviously always popular and they can cost between $3000 and $6000 to install.
Bifold doors cost between $6000 and $10,000 generally, making them an expensive option. If there are multiple bifolds that need to be purchased and installed, the price will obviously be higher than that.
Interior vs Exterior Doors
Interior doors tend to be a lot cheaper than exterior doors for a number of reasons. Most obviously, interior doors don’t need to offer the same level of protection as exterior doors. You can pay around $100 for most interior doors but the average price of an exterior door lies somewhere between $2000 and $5000.
DIY vs Professional Door Replacement
If you’re looking to invest in a new door, it makes sense to turn to the professionals. The installation needs to be carried out by someone who knows what they’re doing and who isn’t going to make mistakes which will undoubtedly result in cost increases and headaches. That’s why the professional door replacement route is always preferable to the DIY route.
With the right door in place, your home should be more functional and potentially more safe and secure too. Just make sure that you understand all of these costs before you go ahead and choose the door that’s right for you. It’ll make the process much less stressful and confusing for you later.
If you need a professional door replacement, contact Sivan Windows and Doors. We’d love to go over door materials and types with you, as well as the cost to have it professionally installed.