How Much Does It Cost To Install Aluminum Sliding Patio Doors?


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Aluminum Sliding Patio Door Costs

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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
Material Cost $894 each 1 $894
+ Labor Cost (remove) $32 per hour 3 $96
+ Labor Cost (replace) $38 per hour 5 $190
Total Cost $1,180 each 1 $1,180

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Exterior patio doors bear critical responsibility for weather sealing and security.
  • During contractor inspection the homeowner should be informed of any repair concerns like rot, and the cost to adapt the existing door-opening structure.
  • A project to replace more than 2 doors should enjoy a unit price discount.
  • There may be local or national subsidy for energy efficiency improvements.

DIY considerations

  • This project may suitable for DIY with carpentry skills, unless of a critical closure deadline.
  • Partial DIY of removal and disposal tasks are possible for the prepared DIY.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(aluminum sliding patio door replacement)
  • New York, NY$1,542
  • Bronx, NY$1,267
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,056
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,318
  • Washington, DC$1,143
  • Atlanta, GA$1,034
  • Miami, FL$941
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$986
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,156
  • Chicago, IL$1,347
  • Houston, TX$1,389
  • San Antonio, TX$933
  • Austin, TX$1,056
  • Denver, CO$892
  • Phoenix, AZ$941
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,033
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,164
  • San Diego, CA$1,056
  • San Jose, CA$1,276
  • Seattle, WA$934

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