Door Installation Cost Guide

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Quick answer: The average cost of door installation ranges from $200 to $1,800 but can be affected by your door type, required labor, and additional parts needed. An interior door typically costs between $200 and $600, while an exterior door costs $400 to $2,000.

On average, door installation costs vary from $200 to $1,800. Due to the vast array of factors affecting interior and exterior door costs, such as materials and labor, you'll want to know more about the door you intend to install before narrowing down the cost. With that knowledge comes a greater understanding of what door options are available and how you can save money with your selection.

The average installation cost for interior doors ranges from $200 to $600, while exterior doors run from $400 to $2,000. We'll break down the cost differences between different door types, including standard single, double, French, sliding, and patio doors. Follow our detailed cost guide for everything you need to know about door installation costs.

Average Door Installation Costs

The average door installation cost ranges from $200 to $1,800 and heavily depends on the type of door you want to install. There are a variety of interior and exterior doors that serve specific functions and offer different design appeals. Here are some of the most common doors and their installation costs:

  • Entry/front door: $500-$4,500
  • Storm and screen door: $100-$1,000
  • Security door: $600-$5,000
  • Patio door: $500-$3,500
  • Garage door: $2,800-$6,500
  • Pocket door: $500-$3,500
  • French door: $600-$5,800
  • Sliding door: $500-$3,500
  • Bifold door: $300-$700
  • Barn door: $200-$5,000

Exterior Door Installation Costs 

Exterior doors typically range from $400 to $2,000 and are often more expensive than interior doors due to their need to resist the elements. Here are some of the most common exterior doors, including entry/front doors, storm doors, and patio doors, along with their costs.

Average exterior door installation costs.

Entry/front door installation costs ($500-$4,500)

An entry or front door can range from $500 to $4,500. If you're attempting to stay on the lower end, there are a variety of basic front doors available. However, if you’re looking for a bit more flair, such as entry doors with sidelights, you may end up paying a hefty price for the distinction.

Storm and screen door installation costs ($100-$1,000)

Storm and screen doors range from $100 to $1,000. Both types of doors protect your primary entry door, keeping bugs out and allowing sunlight in. On the lower end, you'll find cost-conscious screen doors that allow airflow through the metal mesh. More expensive storm doors offer glass—sometimes with multiple panes for temperature regulation—that protect your door and keep out harsh weather.

Security door installation costs ($600-$5,000)

Security doors cost $600 to $5,000 and are typically manufactured from steel. Those concerned about home or business security may opt for a steel security door for extra protection. Due to their metal construction, security doors cost more than traditional doors, requiring a bit of an additional investment.

Patio door installation costs ($500-$3,500)

Patio doors range from $500 to $3,500. The primary price distinction here is whether you want to install a sliding door or a bifold patio door. Sliding doors move along a track, while bifold doors fold like an accordion. Sliding patio doors are a more value-conscious option, while bifold patio doors add some flair for an additional cost.

Garage door installation costs ($2,800-$6,500)

Garage doors can cost anywhere from $2,800 to $6,500. The other doors in our guide must fit a human, but garage doors must accommodate entire vehicles, hence the higher price tag. The primary factor in a garage door's price is whether it is a single, double, or triple garage door setup. Adding additional elements to the garage door, such as windows or accessories, will also increase the price.

Interior Door Installation Costs

Interior doors can cost anywhere from $200 to $600 on average. But don't let that price range fool you—expensive options in nearly every category can reach thousands of dollars. Here are some of the most common costs for pocket, French, sliding, bi-fold, and barn doors:

Average interior door installation costs.

Pocket door installation costs ($500-$3,500)

Pocket doors can range anywhere from $500 to $3,500. Most pocket doors shouldn't break the bank, but your choice of material will be the primary determining factor. For example, composite pocket doors will cost much less than solid wood. A stylish option for anywhere in the home, pocket doors slide into your wall when you want to open them, disappearing entirely from sight.

French door installation costs ($600-$5,800)

French doors can range in cost from $600 to $5,800. The lower end of the range typically features single French doors, with the higher end reserved for double French doors. French doors can also be a stylish exterior option, but be sure you purchase a French door rated for harsher outdoor conditions.

Bifold door installation costs ($300-$700)

Bifold doors can range from $300 to $700 and are perfect for closets and laundry areas. Slated and wood bifold doors are on the lower end of the price range, while glass bifold doors will cost a bit extra. Bifold doors can also be an exterior door option, but they’ll likely cost more than an interior door. 

Barn door installation costs ($200-$5,000)

The cost of barn door installation can vary from $200 to $5,000 on average. Whether you love or hate them, barn doors have become popular in many contemporary homes. Single-piece barn doors are less expensive than their double-door counterparts. The primary price component for barn doors is the type of wood you select; for example, a composite door will be less expensive than a solid wood door.

Door Installation Cost Factors

The type of door you choose is the primary installation cost factor, but there are other decisions that also affect the price. Do you want a solid or hollow core door, a pre-hung or slab door, or metal materials or wood? You’ll need to consider these questions, and we’re here to walk you through the options.

Two doors side-by-side: a white interior door and a gray exterior door.

Interior vs. exterior doors

We've already discussed the difference between interior and exterior doors, but it’s worth reiterating. When purchasing a door, exterior doors need to stand up to weather elements, making them more expensive than interior doors.

Solid core vs. hollow core doors 

When selecting a door, you may hear that it is a solid or hollow core. A solid core door is made using a composite of wood and synthetic materials, offering increased durability and noise isolation. On the other hand, hollow core doors have no interior material and can make for a more cost-effective solution.

Pre-hung vs. slab doors 

When purchasing a door, you can choose between pre-hung and slab options. A slab door is merely the door and nothing more, while a pre-hung door comes attached to a frame. We recommend a less-pricey slab door if your existing frame is in good condition. Otherwise, a pre-hung door is a smart option when your current frame is damaged and needs replacement.

Door sizes 

The size of your door will affect its cost. Installing a smaller interior door will be much less expensive than installing a large sliding door. If you’re remodeling your home, you will want to consider door size—the bigger the doorway, the more money you'll need. Consider selecting a smaller sliding door to save money if your current framing allows it.

Door materials

The materials of the door you select will affect the price, and there are many options available. Less expensive doors may be made from a wood composite, while more expensive options could feature glass, steel, or exotic woods. If you wish to install a security door or make a statement with rarer materials and glass windows, your price will quickly increase.

Door framing 

Your door doesn't get attached directly to your wall; it sits within a door frame. If your existing door frame is in good condition and fits your new door, you won't have to worry about reframing. However, door frames in poor condition or selecting a door of a different size will demand a new door frame. On average, a new frame can cost around $250, but it varies depending on your region and door type.

Door installation labor

The average labor cost to install a door is between $100 and $300, but there are other door installation and labor costs you may need to consider. We already mentioned that needing to reframe a door could cost around $250, and drywall modifications could cost you $50-$100 per hour of labor if your wall needs to be altered for your door.

Other door parts

In addition to the door itself, you may need additional hardware and parts to complete your installation. For example, you may need a new latch to ensure your door doesn’t shake. Here are a few other parts you may need:

  • Door knobs: $10-$300
  • Door hinges: $2-$30
  • Door jambs: $100-$250
  • Door thresholds: $50
  • Door locks: $15-$300
  • Door insulation: $5-$30

Old door removal 

Remember that you may need to pay a service professional to remove your old door; after all, you can’t install a new door if one is already sitting in its place. Removing an interior door costs between $50 and $80, while an exterior door costs $80 to $200. 


Installing a door can seem imposing when considering the costs of internal and external doors, but we've got you covered. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about door installations and costs.

What is the average cost to install a door? 

The average cost to install a door is between $200 and $1,800. An interior door is typically less expensive to install, coming in between $200 and $600. An exterior door is usually more expensive, costing between $400 and $2,000 on average.

What is the labor cost to install a pre-hung interior door?

Installation costs for a pre-hung door range from $400 to $600. However, this cost can vary wildly if additional modifications are needed, such as installing a new door frame or modifying the surrounding drywall.

How much is the labor cost to install a steel entry door?

Installing a steel entry door will likely cost you $35-$40 an hour. The cost of labor may vary depending on whether you need an existing steel door removed.

Is door installation difficult?

Installing a door can be an easy task if you know the tips for proper door installation, but it can also be challenging, often requiring the assistance of a service professional. Hanging a new door of the same size can be a DIY project for some. Still, more extensive modifications should be left to the professionals.

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