How Much Do Entry Doors Cost to Install?

Residential entry door installation ranges in cost significantly. An entry door provides a first impression of your home, so it’s important to consider its style, size, and how it matches your home’s decor. Your investment can pay off through increased curb appeal and property value. We’ll look at how much entry doors can cost and the various factors that influence their price.

The cost of installing an exterior door averages $1,096 as of 2023. However, door installation can range from $496 to $1,773. But that doesn’t limit the potential to spend more. Depending on the door type, size, material, and other factors, the cost can reach $5,000, $6,000, or higher.1

To help you understand the costs and budget for your project, we’ll break down the main factors affecting entry door costs:

Door Type

The type of door you’re installing has a major influence on its cost. Cost vs. door type looks as follows:

  • Single-Entry: $330 to $2,750
  • Double: $750 to $5,000
  • Bifold: $150 to $500
  • Fire-Rated: $400 to $1,300
  • Entry with Sidelights: $1,600 to $4,600
  • Basement/Cellar: $1,100 to $6,000
  • French: $600 to $5,800
  • Patio: $1,200 to $10,0001

Hollow-core doors tend to be cheaper. Expect to spend up to $200+ extra to install a solid-core door, although labor costs are about the same for both. You’ll likely pay a contractor $40 to $90 per hour.1 The size of the door matters too; a standard door is 30, 32, or 36 inches wide x 80 inches tall x 1¾ inches thick. Larger sizes and custom-sized doors and frames cost more.

Door Material

The cost of door materials varies significantly. But even doors of the same material can be priced differently depending on the style. The average prices of common materials include:

  • Wood: Wood is popular for its ease of styling. You might spend $40 to $200 for the most basic wood door. A luxurious, intricately designed wood door may cost as much as $5,000.1
  • Composite Wood: Composite wood doors tend to be budget-friendly. They average from $40 to $500. Visually, they look like natural wood but are made of wood fragments and other materials bonded with glue, heat, and pressure.1
  • Aluminum: Lightweight and sturdy, an aluminum entry door costs $100 to $2,000 to install.1
  • Steel: Steel is durable, weather-resistant, and long-lasting. It’s also highly secure. You might pay $500 to $1,230 to have a steel door installed.1
  • Wrought Iron: High-end wrought iron doors can feature a range of designs and are often quite elegant. They can cost $1,500 to $7,000.1

Door Location

Where you’re placing the door can impact your budget. Adding a frame can cost $375 to $1,125 on average. However, replacing the frame for an existing entryway usually costs under $500.1 Other factors include whether you’re breaking through a wall to build a new door, adding a storm door, or installing water leakage protection such as flashing or load-bearing headers. 

Parts and Hardware

Entry doors come with many options. Each item you choose costs extra. These include hinges, which cost $2.50 to $30 apiece. Keyed knobs start at $30 and interior knobs range from $10 to $30. A deadbolt lock can cost from $15 to $300. To install a doorbell system, you may spend an extra $30 to $350. Door jambs cost $150 to $250 each, while a smart lock can cost over $300.1

Additional Considerations

Other factors that can affect the cost of entry door installation include:

  • Relocating a Door: To relocate a door, you’ll have to close up the space from the old unit, create a new opening, install new drywall, and maybe hire someone for electrical and plumbing work. Expect to spend $50 to $100 per hour.1
  • Adding a Door: Installing a door in a new location requires additional steps. The cost depends on what your wall is made of. For example, cutting into brick can cost $300 to $2,200, but cutting a space for a double or custom door will cost even more.1
  • Customization: There are many ways to customize an entry door. You can add windows, sidelights, smart locks, wrought iron details, etc. Depending on the customization, it can add anywhere from $500 to $10,000 to the price of the door.11

Order Your New Entry Door Today

At Mesa Garage Doors, we provide the finest quality entry doors to homeowners in Southern California. Our team will provide a door that fits the size of the opening, matches your home’s decor, and has the classic or modern look you desire. Numerous options are available and we can customize a front or side door to your exact specifications. For help from our experienced designers and craftsmen, call (714) 519-2760 today.