Doors that are exterior facing must close against weather and intrusion. Steel is a common low-maintenance choice for exterior door material.
You will find that the cost to install average exterior steel doors depends upon material and finish grade, size, structural preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Exterior door replacement: remove and dispose of existing door, install new door; include costs for all material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Steel door set: 36" wide x 80" tall x 24-gauge painted galvanized steel, polyurethane foam core; prehung, with standard lockset, all trim, hardware, and touch-up.||$352||each||1||$352|
|Upgrade: additional cost for full-lite glass in nickel caming trim, super wood-grain texture, security lockset, and other trim upgrades.||$220||each||1||$220|
|Remove and dispose: existing door; include transport and non-hazardous dump fees.||$45||per CY||1||$45|
|+ Labor Cost (remove)||$32||per hour||2||$64|
|+ Labor Cost (replace)||$38||per hour||4||$152|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$38||per hour||1||$38|
Prices range from $397 (exterior steel door replacement - DIY) to $871(exterior steel door replacement - upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: