Doors that are exterior facing must close against weather and intrusion. A fire-rated door is often required by code for garage access to the home, and in hotels.
You will find that the cost to install average fire-rated 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.
Fire-rated door replacement: remove and dispose of existing door, install new door; include all material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Galvanized steel door: 36" wide x 80" tall, 24 gauge skin, foam core; 20-minute fire-rating; prehung, with standard lockset, all trim, hardware, and touch-up.||$418||each||1||$418|
|Upgrade: additional cost for a medium-duty fixed exterior awning; aluminum frame, painted panel, gutter front edge.||$231||each||1||$231|
|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||3||$114|
Prices range from $463 (fire-rated steel door replacement - DIY) to $1,024(fire-rated 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: