Door Screen Costs

A door screen helps keep out insects, birds, and dust when the primary door is open.

How much does it cost to install door screens?

You will find that the cost to install average door screens depends upon the size and number of the screens, the type of screen replacement (standard or custom), and the labor rate.

There are several types of door screen replacements, including:

  • Replace the screen material in existing frames.
  • Install new standard sized screen doors that match existing door frames.

Cost breakout

In the following tables the Labor Cost figures are what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete installation.

Door screen: replace the screen in existing frame of 36” x 80”

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Screen mesh: purchased in roll of 36" x 80"; vinyl coated fiberglass mesh.$7.63each1$7.63
Sealing spline: purchased in roll.$5.14each1$5.14
Material Cost$12.77each1$12.77
+ Labor Cost$25.07each1$25.07
Total Cost$37.84each1$37.84


Metal screen door: replace standard frame screen door of 36” x 80”

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Screen door: light duty; purchased assembled; metal frame and aluminum screen; cost per door.$78each1$78
+ Labor Cost$69each1$69
Total Cost$147each1$147


Vinyl screen door: replace standard frame screen door of 36” x 80”

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Screen door: purchased assembled; vinyl frame and aluminum screen; cost per door.$113each1$113
+ Labor Cost$69each1$69
Total Cost$182each1$182


Wood screen door: replace standard frame screen door of 36” x 80”

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Screen door: heavy duty; purchased assembled; wood frame and aluminum screen; cost per door.$198each1$198
+ Labor Cost$79each1$79
Total Cost$277each1$277


Additional considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Installers will usually impose a minimum labor charge (included above) that would cover several screen installations.

DIY considerations

  • This installation is suitable for the able DIY persons with typical set of tools.
  • A splining tool may be necessary that should cost less than $5.
  • The spline material is the rubber cord-like material that attaches the screen mesh to the screen frame

References

  • 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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