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$149 - $20,000

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$149

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$657

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$20,000

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How much is it to hang a door?

Hanging a door is the kind of job that needs time and concentration but is not that complicated. Whether to DIY or hire a tradesman lies on which is more cost-effective. But how much does it cost to hang a door?

Hanging internal doors costs anywhere between $149 to $348 per door. Some luxurious options can cost up to thousands of dollars. For exterior doors, expect to pay around $219 to $657. This estimated cost includes fitting the door from start to finish. It also has hinges, hanging, installing door handles, and testing if it perfectly works.

Save yourself from tradespeople who charge exorbitant prices to hang a door. Read on to know the average costs to hang a door and how you can hire a Tasker to get the job done!

What are the factors that affect door hanging?

Wooden door with yellow walls and potted plants

Several factors determine the cost to hang a door, including the type of door you want to hang, the tools needed, and if there is a need to remove the old door.

Type of door

Choosing a door type usually depends on your preferences, interior design, and budget. The type of door you want to install will significantly impact the overall price. Doors range between $40 to $7000. More bespoke ones can go even more expensive.

Availability of tools

If you prefer to DIY, you may need to check if you have the necessary tools, including clamps, circular saw, electric or hand planer, wood chisels, and flat bits. If you have none, you may need to make a separate purchase for these.

Old door removal

You may be able to dispose of an internal door for free if you are replacing just one. However, if you have several doors to dispose of, you may need to hire a tradesperson and pay for the labor.

Door hanging price guide

Overall costs

Job

Cost per door

Internal door 

$149 to $348

Exterior door

$219 to $657


Door cost per material

Material / door type

Price

Wooden (interior)

$40 to $500

Wooden (exterior)

$500 to $5000

Steel door

$500 to $1230

Steel door with glass

Plus $300 to $1200

Double steel doors

$500 to $2500

Wrought iron door

$1500 to $7000

Fiberglass

$150 to $5000

Aluminum

$100 to $2000

Composite wood

$40 to $1000


Door cost per type

Door type

Pros

Cons

Price

Bi-fold

  • Large doors with double thickness
  • Good for extra security
  • Lasts longer, low maintenance
  • Pricey at installation
  • Installation requires precision and skill

$150 to $500

French Doors

Full-view windows, multiple window panes from top to bottom

Can be expensive

$600 to $5800

Entry Doors with Sidelights

  • With vertical pieces of glass on the sides of the entry door
  • Adds more natural light to your home

Expensive

$2000 to $20,000

Fire-rated

  • For peace of mind
  • Required by building code

Only effective if fitted properly

$400 to $1300

Double Doors

  • Great focal point, aesthetically pleasing
  • Complements homes with spacious interior access halls

More expensive, needs a big opening

$750 to $5000

Bilco or Bulkhead Basement

For your basement

  • Should be installed during the home’s initial construction
  • Requires careful installation

$1100 to $6000

Flush Doors

  • Smoother in design, less intricate, costs less
  • Straightforward, affordable to install
  • Available in a variety of designs and colours
  • Everlasting finish, low maintenance

Not as thick as bi-fold doors, so best as an interior door

$20 to $200

Panel Doors

  • Made from either pressed hardboard or wood, and is designed and customized according to buyer’s preferences
  • Cheap to buy in bulk

Can take longer to install, especially for doors with glass panels



$35 to $400

Cottage Doors

  • Decorative doors that give a more traditional feel
  • Highly sustainable, no threat to environment during manufacturing process, as well as during distribution or installation
  • Can be intricate to install, can cost more for labor charges
  • Can be considered “bulky”

$469 and up

Custom built doors

Customized according to your taste

Can be costly

Starts at $500 to $600 depending on the specifications


Additional material costs 

Material / item

Price

Hinges

$2.5 to $30 each

Jambs

$150 to $250 with labor

Doorknobs and locks

$10 to $300 per set

Slab

$50 to $400

Frames (construction)

$200 to $650 per door


Labor costs per hour

Labor

Price 

Price estimate per door

Contractors labor 

Between $40 to $120 per hour

$80 to $240

Internal door replacement

Around $100

$100

Door fitting for existing opening

Around $900

Around $900


What does hanging a door entail?

Below are the steps involved in hanging a door.

  • Decide whether you want to replace the door or if new door linings need to be installed, as well as the positioning of the new door. Do you want to keep it in its original position, or do you want to move them to a different area?
  • If you wish to keep the original lining - measure the size of the frame accurately and purchase the correct door size. Should you find it difficult to find a door of an exact size, you may purchase the closest one, scale it up, and trim it down appropriately.
  • If you need new linings, buy them to the nearest upscaled size available, too. You may do minor work to adjust them to the appropriate size.
  • In repositioning doors, take note of the desired dimensions as this will determine the amount of labor involved: knocking through the wall, covering existing doorways, and redecorating. 
  • If there are existing linings, measure the door height and place hinges at equal distance along with the door and lining. You can check the hinge from your old door if it is suited for reuse.
  • When hinges are positioned in place, connect the door with the hinge pin.

Should I DIY or hire a professional?

Hiring a professional ensures a smooth, expert finish. DIY can also cost you more time, as one weekend may not be enough if you have many doors to install. Plus, you may need power tools such as a planer and a circular saw.Man installing white doorSome structural changes may need to be done to reposition a door, like removing suitable walls and filling the existing doorway. In this case, ensure that no wiring and electrical outlets are running through the new door position.

Door hanging quotes from Taskers

Door hanging costs vary depending on the type of plaster, the current condition, the size of your plaster, and other factors. For a more accurate quotation, you may talk to a Tasker and provide the details of your regrouting requirements. You may even ask your Tasker to repair your existing doors or fit a new door frame while you're at it!

Save time and make sure that your door is hung properly. To get an accurate quote for door hanging, put up a task now and connect with a reliable Tasker in minutes! It’s a fuss-free, convenient, and cost-effective choice. 

Price guide

$149 - $20,000

low

$149

median

$657

high

$20,000

Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

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On average, installation per door will take six to eight hours. However, this depends on the size of the door (exterior doors tend to be bigger, take more time), the number of doors, and the type of door.
A door frame is used for external doors, while a door lining is used for internal doors.
Periodical cleaning and maintenance help prevent future issues. If damages arise, you may need to have them fixed immediately. To reinstall a hinge, you will need to spend around £35 to £78. To repaint an interior door, set aside £50 to £200, depending on the kind of paint. To varnish a door, prepare around £200 to £300 per door, but some tradesmen charge per hour. You may also need to gloss skirting boards and door frames to prevent moisture from seeping in, and this costs £50 to £500, depending on the door material and if it’s an interior or exterior door.
The size of a standard door is highly variable, which makes each door suit various spaces and functions. Standard ones have a height of six feet and eight inches.
It’s not always necessary. The requirement will depend on your residential property as some properties such as flats require having it installed. You can contact your local government website for fire safety regulations to be sure.
On average, installation per door will take six to eight hours. However, this depends on the size of the door (exterior doors tend to be bigger, take more time), the number of doors, and the type of door.
Periodical cleaning and maintenance help prevent future issues. If damages arise, you may need to have them fixed immediately. To reinstall a hinge, you will need to spend around £35 to £78. To repaint an interior door, set aside £50 to £200, depending on the kind of paint. To varnish a door, prepare around £200 to £300 per door, but some tradesmen charge per hour. You may also need to gloss skirting boards and door frames to prevent moisture from seeping in, and this costs £50 to £500, depending on the door material and if it’s an interior or exterior door.
It’s not always necessary. The requirement will depend on your residential property as some properties such as flats require having it installed. You can contact your local government website for fire safety regulations to be sure.
A door frame is used for external doors, while a door lining is used for internal doors.
The size of a standard door is highly variable, which makes each door suit various spaces and functions. Standard ones have a height of six feet and eight inches.

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