How Much is an Exterior Door?
Are you thinking of replacing your entry doors as part of your home improvement plan? Figuring out how much is an exterior door will help you determine your overall budget for your renovations. There are quite a few factors that come into play when trying to determine the cost of an entry door.
In the following article we will give you some tips on how to figure out the cost of exterior door replacement, from choosing the right doors to the installation process.
One of the things that you need to keep in mind when replacing entry doors Toronto is the type of material. Wood doors are one of the most popular styles, ranging from $850 to $1,250 including installation. Steel doors cost from $500 to $1,250 after installation. And once installed, fiberglass doors can cost anywhere from $750 to $1,500. As well, you can opt for glass, aluminium and vinyl doors, though these are not as popular for entry doors as fiberglass, wood and steel.
You can save some money by installing the entry doors on your own, however, depending on the type of door and where it is being installed, it could take quite bit of time and effort. While a professional installment team can install a new door in as little as two hours, it may take as much as seven hours for a homeowner to complete the project. As well, there is more room for costly mistakes if you undertake the project on your own. Doors installed by a windows company are covered under warranty.
Style of Door
Sliding patio doors can range from $1,300 to $3,500 and take anywhere from four to eight hours to install. Double entry doors typically cost anywhere between $1,500 to $4000, including installation. Installation time is the same a sliding door. The cost for entry doors can be slightly higher if they are custom-made. The least expensive entry doors are storm doors, which can as much as $700 once they are installed. However, if you opt for vinyl storm doors, you can plan on a budget of $300 per door.
Locking mechanism can also affect the cost of entry door replacement. Standard DIY locks can cost from $65 to $175. Electronic looks with keypads can cost up to $175 for basic locks and as high as $400 for high end locks. If you have these installed professionally, the cost will increase a bit, but they do not take much time to install so you will not incur much of additional cost on your overall installation.
As well, additional factors such as glass inserts, decorative options and safety lights could drive up the cost of your entry doors. Be sure to discuss all of your options with your windows company before signing your contract so you are aware of any additional costs.
Contact Total Home Windows and Doors if you have any other questions regarding how much is an exterior door. We will meet with you in your home for a free estimate and help you find the best entry doors for your Toronto area home. Call us today to get started.