Doors that are exterior facing must close against weather and intrusion. A common choice for sliding patio door frame material is aluminum.
You will find that the cost to install average aluminum sliding patio 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.
Sliding patio door replacement: remove and dispose of existing door, install new door; include all material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Aluminum frame: 6' wide x 6'8" tall, 2 sliders, single-glazed, bronze finish; prehung, includes patio lock, trim, hardware, and touch-up.||$629||each||1||$629|
|Upgrade: additional cost for double-glazed glass and mill finish aluminum.||$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||3||$96|
|+ Labor Cost (replace)||$38||per hour||5||$190|
Prices range from $674 (aluminum sliding patio door replacement - DIY) to $1,180(aluminum sliding patio door replacement - upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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