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Factoring the Average Cost for Replacing Interior Doors

Factoring the Average Cost for Replacing Interior Doors

Are your doors showing signs of age? Or maybe they’re just looking dated. It happens to the best of us. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about your doors. When you replace an entry door, the fresh, new look can give your entire home a facelift. And you might be surprised at how much the interior of your home will change when you upgrade those doors.

We don’t often think of doors when we think of interior décor, but they are a large and rather influential feature in your space. It could really be worth the investment. But what kind of investment are we talking? Let’s explore. First, there isn’t a cut and dry answer to the question of how much your home’s doors will cost. It really does depend on a few factors.

Average Cost for Replacing Doors in Southern California

First, you must understand all the costs involved (it’s more than just the cost of the door).

  • Door costs – The cost of the door you choose can vary based on the door materials, size, density, brand and style.
  • Hardware costs – Not only will you have to pay for the door, but you must also consider the cost of the hardware. Next to the door itself, hardware can be the easiest way to change the look and feel of your home.
  • Contractor or dealer services – If you don’t plan on installing the door yourself, you’ll need to pay for a dealer or contractor’s time to do the work for you. And it’s a good idea if you’re not particularly handy or live alone. A door can be quite heavy and awkward to manage within your home.

Okay, so the answer to this question is that it depends on a lot of things.

If you’re looking to replace an exterior door, the average cost of the door with installation is $943, but you could end up spending over $1,000, depending on the door you choose.

Interior doors are a bit less expensive to replace. So if you’re replacing only the door without its frame, it may cost anywhere between $100 and $1,000. Again, this is largely dependent on the door you choose.

If your door contractor or dealer needs to frame or reframe the door, you’ll pay about $485 for that service on average. This will depend on the size of the door.

How to Get an Interior Door Replacement Quote

You can easily estimate a more precise cost of your project by counting the number of doors in your home. If you have an average southern California home, you may have 19 to 20 doors or more.

And if you want to maintain a cohesive look throughout your home, you must replace more than just the doors to each room. You’ll also need to replace doors to any closets and pantries.

Once you have the number of doors, go to your local home improvement store and look at door samples to get a feel for pricing and style.

Pick out a style of door you like (or a few styles) and browse through the hardware. Once you’ve made a few selections, contact your local door contractor to get some advice on which would work best in your home and a quote on installation.

If you’re able to keep your door’s existing frames, you can save quite a bit on the door and installation cost. But if you’re unsure about whether this is possible, ask your local contractor.

When you follow these tips, you can save money in each of these areas to make your project more affordable to complete.

Please note that this post is for informational purposes only and averages may vary.

Call Newman Replacement Windows and Doors today at 1.858.240.1375 for more information about our door options or to schedule a free in-home estimate.

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