Doors that are exterior facing must close against weather and intrusion. Wood is a common style choice for exterior door material.
You will find that the cost to install average exterior wood 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|
|Wood door set: 36" wide x 80" tall x 1-3/4" thick, solid particleboard core; prehung, includes standard lockset, all trim, hardware, and touch-up.||$308||each||1||$308|
|Upgrade: additional cost for fan-lite glass in brass trim, security lockset, and other trim upgrades.||$391||each||1||$391|
|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 $353 (exterior wood door replacement - DIY) to $998(exterior wood 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: