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


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Wood 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 wood.

You will find that the cost to install average wood 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
Wood frame: 6' wide x 6'8" tall, 2 sliders, single-glazed; exterior clad white, prefinished interior; prehung, includes trim, hardware, and touch-up. $1,485 each 1 $1,485
Upgrade: additional cost for double-glazed glass. $319 each 1 $319
Remove and dispose: existing door; include transport and non-hazardous dump fees. $45 per CY 1 $45
Material Cost $1,849 each 1 $1,849
+ Labor Cost (remove) $32 per hour 3 $96
+ Labor Cost (replace) $38 per hour 5 $190
Total Cost $2,135 each 1 $2,135

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

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  • New York, NY$2,917
  • Bronx, NY$2,397
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,998
  • Philadelphia, PA$2,492
  • Washington, DC$2,163
  • Atlanta, GA$1,957
  • Miami, FL$1,780
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,864
  • Minneapolis, MN$2,187
  • Chicago, IL$2,548
  • Houston, TX$2,628
  • San Antonio, TX$1,764
  • Austin, TX$1,998
  • Denver, CO$1,688
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,781
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,954
  • Los Angeles, CA$2,202
  • San Diego, CA$1,998
  • San Jose, CA$2,414
  • Seattle, WA$1,767

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