Door Replacement Project

How to plan your door replacement project

When it comes to updating or replacing an entry or patio door, there are a lot of factors that should be taken into consideration. Your entry door is the first impression your home gives to the world. It sets the tone for the rest of your house and should be chosen with care.

The most important aspects to think about when replacing an exterior door are the aesthetic appeal, functional needs, and cost. There are many different types of exterior doors, each with their own unique characteristics and functional needs. Here’s a list of things you need to know before replacing an exterior door.

Things to consider for your door replacement project

Location

First step to replacing an exterior door is assessing which doors need replacement. Entry, patio, side door, back door, etc. Knowing this will dictate some of the other factors to consider.

Material

Depending on the style of door (entry or patio), there are various materials to consider. Some of these include wood, aluminum, fibreglass, vinyl and steel.

Style

There are many styles of doors to choose from, depending on what you want. You can decide between standard or modern, and a door professional can show you reference materials and discuss the pros and cons of the different styles.

Configuration

Door configuration is the most important step in defining the look of your door. Whether you need a double door for increased accessibility, or an out-swing door to create space, there are several factors to consider.

Color

Many homeowners also choose the color of their front door as a subtle way to subtly express who they are as a person. With so many options in paint, almost any color family can look good on your front door if you pick the right hue.

Hardware

Entry and patio door hardware can be both functional and stylish. Things to consider include door handles and locks, but both will require looking further into finishes, handlesets, knobs, key or keyless entry and more.

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How much does it cost to replace a door?

Entry door installation costs can vary from $500 to $1,800. Exterior door replacement prices depend on the material, style, configuration as well as labor and supplies used to install the door.

Installing a patio door costs between $1,000-10k for professional installers with most homeowners paying an average of $2,000 – $5,000 which includes a variety in materials depending on your choice of door style. Patio doors are unique because they need to both insulate your interior while still being able to offer access outside space.

Exact project prices will be dependent on what you’re looking for; having someone who is experienced in putting together projects like these can help make sure that it happens right every time without any problems along the way.

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