How much does barn door installation cost?

Price guide

$200 - $4,000

low

$200

median

$875

high

$4,000

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Barn door installation costs $875, with a minimum of $200 and a maximum of $4,000. The cost considers both materials and labor.

Barn doors are great way to separate rooms. Unlike your typical hinged doors, they slide across rails placed on the floor, occupying less space. 

Barn doors have a rustic style that charms many homeowners, with various materials to fit every style choice and budget. If you're interested in installing one, you can rely on a professional handyman.

How much does it cost to install barn doors in the US?

States or territories have different costs of labor and materials. We've compiled a quick list of the average cost of installing a barn door.

State

Cost of barn door and installation

New York

$1,400

Philadelphia

$1,200

Florida

$900

Illinois

$1,250

Minnesota

$1,100

Texas

$1,300

California

$1,200

Nevada

$950

a sliding barn door

The cost of installing a barn door by material

Materials used to build barn doors come in varying durability levels and aesthetics. Often, barn doors are wooden, but they can also be plastic, fiberwood, and many other options. Here's a quick price list:

Material

Cost of barn door

Cost of barn door + installation

Chalkboard

$100 – $1,200

$350 – $1,750

Plastic/Vinyl

$250 – $500

$600 – $1,050

Hollow-core

$270 – $850

$620 – $1,400

Medium-density fiberboard (MDF)

$350 – $800

$700 – $1,350

Metal

$400 – $2,000

$750 – $2,550

Wood

$400 – $2,500

$650 – $3,050


Chalkboard

Chalkboard doors cost anywhere from $100 to $1,200, with an additional installation cost of $350 to $1,750. They're a great option for kitchens. Their simplicity or flat interior section makes them among the least expensive barn doors. As a bonus, you can write on chalkboard barn doors and decorate them to your heart's desire.


Plastic/vinyl

Plastic or vinyl doors cost anywhere from $250 to $500, with an additional installation cost of $600 to $1,050. Although they lack aesthetic appeal, they don't need much care or repainting throughout their service life.


Hollow-core 

Hollow-core barn doors cost anywhere from $270 to $850, with an additional installation cost of $620 to $1,400. They're lighter than most barn doors due to their hollow interior and flexible exterior. However, they might be less durable than solid barn doors.


MDF

Medium-density fiberwood doors cost anywhere from $350 to $800, with an additional installation cost of $700 to $1,350. Suppose you're considering wooden barn doors but want a more cost-effective solution. In that case, MDF barn doors are perfect because they're a mix of manufactured materials and wooden fibers.


Metal

Metal doors cost anywhere from $400 to $2,000, with an additional installation cost of $750 to $2,550. Although they're expensive, they provide durability and ease of maintenance.


Wooden

Wooden barn doors cost anywhere from $400 to $2,500, with an additional installation cost of $650 to $3,050. They're a popular option for most homes because they fit different aesthetics.


Interior and exterior

You have to consider where the barn doors will be placed. Interior barn doors are low-maintenance, whereas outdoor barn doors need protection from the elements. Interior barn doors cost anywhere between $450 to $2,550, while exterior barn doors are worth $950 to $4,600. These costs are inclusive of labor fees.

a pair of interior barn doors

The cost of barn door hardware

Hardware such as fastening supplies and even the railing itself is part of the cost of the barn doors you wish to get. However, this isn't always the case. You can set aside $50 to $500. The heavier the barn door, the more expensive the hardware, as each component needs to support the door adequately.

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The cost of optional barn door enhancements

While barn doors already add charm to your home, you can take things up a notch. For example, if you automate them for $400 and $2,000, you can open and close your barn doors with the touch of a button.

Door trim for hinged pocket doors is different from that of barn doors. Barn doors often forego the trim and don't impede the sliding mechanism. Some flat trim options are available at $10 to $15 per linear foot.

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Post a task for barn door installation

Are you ready to post a task and book a professional handyman to install your barn door? Here's what you can include in your list to give Taskers a better idea of what you require:

  • The number of barn doors to install
  • Where you want to install the barn doors
  • Your preferred materials and designs
  • Usability and design enhancements, as needed

The more details you share, the better. Taskers will send you offers shortly. Once you pick the best professional for your needs, they'll come and get the job done.

Price guide

$200 - $4,000

low

$200

median

$875

high

$4,000

Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

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FAQs

Installing a barn door does require a certain level of experience and know-how. While it can be a DIY project, it won't be easy. We highly recommend leaving this job to capable Taskers.
The average labor cost of barn doors is $250 to $550. However, it's best to discuss these particulars with your Tasker and negotiate when necessary.
Barn doors can be cheaper than hinged pocket doors. Pocket doors need to be installed in walls, making the job more intricate. For barn doors, professionals will simply install rails and mount the doors in the mechanism.
Installing a barn door does require a certain level of experience and know-how. While it can be a DIY project, it won't be easy. We highly recommend leaving this job to capable Taskers.
Barn doors can be cheaper than hinged pocket doors. Pocket doors need to be installed in walls, making the job more intricate. For barn doors, professionals will simply install rails and mount the doors in the mechanism.
The average labor cost of barn doors is $250 to $550. However, it's best to discuss these particulars with your Tasker and negotiate when necessary.

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