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How to Price a Front Door Installation

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How to Price a Front Door Installation

As a responsible homeowner, it’s your job to make sure things around the house stay looking their best. If something needs to be repaired, you make sure it gets fixed. If something is starting to look run down and shabby, you replace it with something that looks good. That’s probably what brings you right here to this site. You know you need to replace your front door, but don’t know quite where to begin.


There are some things you should consider when it comes to burying and then installing a new front door for your home. Luckily, you have us! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about how to price a front door installation.

  1. You know you need to replace your front door, but don’t know quite where to begin.

    1.Why is it important to price a front door installation?

    It’s important to price any work you’re having done because you should always approach any home construction (really, anything you’re paying for) with a realistic budget in mind. On one hand, you don’t want to be taken advantage of by a fast-talking professional; on the other, you don’t want to approach the project prepared to pay a lower amount and then running out of cash before the job is done. You can avoid either of these scenarios by being an informed consumer.

  2. 2.Finding the right contractor

    One important step when pricing your front door installation is finding the right contractor. Try to give yourself a pool of a few different professionals you can choose from. Invite them to your home, explain what you want to do, and have them each give you a quote. Having several quotes to choose from will give you a pretty good idea of how much it will cost to have this particular job done in your area. You should see that all the quotes are basically in the same range – one that seems significantly higher or lower should raise your red flags.

  3. 3.How easy or difficult is your job?

    Are there any extenuating circumstances for your particular door installation? Things that make it more difficult may mean you end up paying a higher price. If your home is particularly old, or if you are using a special kind of door that might cost more than a more basic, straightforward job.

  5. 4.How much for materials?

    No one expects you to be an expert in the ever-changing world of home décor, but it will benefit you if you educate yourself a bit about the parts you’ll be paying for. Go online and look at different kinds of doors. You can search the websites of home improvement stores or even wholesalers – they will have prices listed for various models. You can also go in-person to home supply stores and price things that way. Of course, this doesn’t guarantee that the prices that you see will be the exact price that you’ll end up paying, but at least you’ll have a ballpark figure.

  6. 5.Don’t forget to get it in writing!

    Make sure that any quotes you get from any contractors are in writing. This benefits both sides of the transaction – both you as the customer and the contractor providing the service. Written price quotes mean there won’t be any misunderstandings when it’s time to pay your tab. They should tell you very clearly what you are paying for, and why you’re paying for it. Written quotes are also another indicator that the business you are working with is legit and professional.


    Your front door is what welcomes you, your family and your guests into your home. You want your front door to be attractive, sturdy and reliable. The best way to achieve those results is by tackling the job intelligently and practically. Pricing the job and knowing your budget are great ways to hit the floor running.

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