What Should Door Replacement Cost?
Brand new doors are both an aesthetic accessory as well as a practical upgrade. Not only can replacing a worn-out old door with a stylish new model make your home look better, but it improves energy efficiency and can make your home more secure against possible break-ins, too. In today’s blog, we’re answering the question, “What should door replacement cost?” for front doors, as well as side and rear entry doors and patio doors.
At Eby Exteriors, we’re a full-service home improvement company that handles everything from new doors and windows to gorgeous outdoor living spaces and much more. No matter what the project is, you can count on the careful work of the expert Eby installers as well as a higher quality of product than most competitors. Uncover real door replacement costs right here — and some of the beautiful styles we can install for you!
New Door Prices Revealed
Depending on the style and the extras, new door prices can vary significantly. Ultimately, the more intricate detail work and the more advanced the security features, the higher the cost will be.
One important point that we always make when discussing replacement door costs is that you NEVER want to go for a cheap model. If a door isn’t well built, a single kick to the door edge can break the lock. Even worse, if it doesn’t have a deadbolt, a thief can open it with a mere credit card in a matter of seconds.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t standout budget doors available, too — you just need to know what to look for. Check out the average new door prices for entry doors, patio doors, and side/rear doors:
Average Front Entry Door Cost: $2,500 to $5,000 (Installed)
In recent years, entry doors have emerged as a standout way to add to your curb appeal. Truly, there has never been a greater variety of door styles and decor options! The amount and style of glass used in the door is typically the primary factor that determines the price.
A front door that costs around $2,500 will be more basic in style, featuring little or no glass. However, it still will be an extremely strong and attractive fiberglass door that provides decades of energy-efficient security. This is our best answer when someone wants to know about door replacement cost on a budget.
As your price range increases, your opportunity for custom entry door styles does as well. These doors feature ornamental shapes and glass patterns that can be true style showstoppers. In addition, at a higher price point you can also add types of specialty stained glass, decorative hinges, and even gorgeous faux-wooden stains.
Average Side/Rear Entry Door Cost: $1,500 to $2,300 (Installed)
While side/rear entry doors (often located in a garage) sometimes go unnoticed, they are a good choice to consider upgrading. They may not have the same style impact as a front entry door, but we often replace them for security and functionality reasons. Many times these doors don’t have a deadbolt. That, coupled with the fact that they are often located in a less-visible location, make them a weak point in the security of your home. On average, expect a garage side door cost to be around $1,800 for the door itself and installation. Since these doors almost always feature a simple, no-frills style, the price point reflects that.
In general, these side doors are built in a simple style. Typically, the top half of the door is made of clear glass while the bottom half is solid, often with two raised panels. If you’re not sure if one of your doors has a deadbolt for safety, go check! If the door is in good shape, we can also add a deadbolt without replacing the door. Homeowners will sometimes use that opportunity to install a “smart lock,” which can be used to allow entry for friends, service/repair technicians, etc. and can be locked and unlocked remotely, with an app on your phone.
New Patio Door Cost: $2,500 to $5,000 (Installed)
There are few things more annoying than a patio door you need to fight with every time you try to slide it open. Along the same lines, nothing mismatches a beautiful new outdoor living space like a bulky old patio door. Just like with new door prices for front doors, patio doors have a wide range of options and price points. For example, a basic but easy-to-use and energy-efficient patio door cost should be around $2,500. While that door might not have a one-of-kind stylistic flair, it will more than do the job by being simple to operate and cutting your energy bills.
While the bottom end of a new patio door cost is fairly stable, the high end can vary depending on how elaborate a design you envision. In addition to the magazine-worthy styles, some of the other practical advantages that come with these doors are the added security measures like foot locks along the door track.
Find Out What Your Exact Door Replacement Cost Will Be
Whether you want a vibrant new entry door, a sleek patio door, or a secure side door — we’re the team to trust. Our installers specialize in skillful, DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, door installation. That’s why you can count on us to install your new door to be both secure and weathertight. And it will stand the test of time.
If any of these particular door styles caught your attention or you’re in the market for a new door, we’d love to have a consultation. Not only will we help you find the perfect style and options for your home, but we’ll give you the exact door replacement cost to make it yours.
Contact us today to talk new door prices and to request your quote!