Do you need a new front door or patio door for your home? An old, inefficient door can compromise not only the energy efficiency of your home but also its security. Not to mention, new doors look a lot better and can help add value to your home! But the cost of installing a new door can be daunting.
Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer for “how much does it cost to replace a door?” It depends on a few different factors:
You have a number of options for the material of your new door—from steel and vinyl to fiberglass and wood. Steel doors tend to be the most affordable to install.
Do you need to replace an exterior (front, patio, storm) door or an interior one? Generally, exterior doors tend to cost more than interior ones, as the materials need to be heavier and more durable.
The type of door you install can affect the overall cost. A standard door will be cheaper than a fancier French door with an arched top.
The state of your frame will also have an impact on the door installation price. If it’s in good shape, nothing will need to be done. On the other hand, if there is rotting or another problem, that repair can add to the cost of the door installation.
If you’re replacing your door and already have the existing frame, it costs less than installing a door in a new location (like in a home addition). Cutting a hole in the wall for a new door can bring an installation project to the more expensive end of the spectrum.
Average Cost of Door Installation in Indianapolis
According to HomeAdvisor, the average reported door installation cost in the Indianapolis area is $850, with most homeowners spending between $727 and $973. Although replacement door projects can cost more than this, homeowners have the chance to recoup much of the cost. Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report says that in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, a steel door replacement project that costs $1,126 has a resale value of $893 and a cost recouped value of 79.3 percent (meaning you can regain back up to 79.3 percent of the upfront cost).
Need to Replace Your Door?
If you live in central Indiana and need to replace your home’s old front, patio or security storm door, we can help. Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie installs high-quality steel, fiberglass and vinyl replacement doors.
Contact us today to learn more about our services!