Cost to Replace an Interior Door

Cost to Replace an Interior Door

How much is an interior room door?The contractor cost to replace an interior door is $654 vs. doing it yourself for $245. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 1.4 Diy 4.0
Money Pro $654 Diy $245
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
DIY Word of the Day
Country – style of design and furnishings with rough-hewn wood and natural metals
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 Cost to Replace an Interior Door

Cost to Replace an Interior Door

How much is an interior room door?The contractor cost to replace an interior door is $654 vs. doing it yourself for $245. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 1.4 Diy 4.0
Money Pro $654 Diy $245
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
 Cost to Replace an Interior Door

Cost to Replace an Interior Door

How much is an interior room door?The contractor cost to replace an interior door is $654 vs. doing it yourself for $245. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 1.4 Diy 4.0
Money Pro $654 Diy $245
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
DIY Word of the Day
Split rail – a post and rail fence made of rough hewn wood with two or three horizontal rails that fit into notched holes in the posts
Related Job Costs:Outdoor Projects

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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

If you are tired of your home’s thin, hollow-core interior doors, you can upgrade to new molded six-panel solid-core doors that look better and more substantial, and that reduce the transmission of sound. A molded passage door can create a quieter and more peaceful place by eliminating the noisy hum of a dishwasher, the drumbeat from a stereo system or any other unwanted sounds.

A carpenter will charge $654 to remove a standard sized interior door and replace it with a new sound-deadening door. That includes labor and material. You can buy the door, hinges and lockset to replace the old door yourself for $245, saving 63 percent.

The job involves removing the existing door and hinges, installing new hinges on the door and frame, and hanging the door. Pay attention to the location of the hinges and be mindful installing the new ones. Make sure they face the same direction as the old ones and check that the new door has the cutout for the door knob in the same place. If the old knob is in good shape you can remove it and reinstall it on the new door and save a bit.

You’ll need basic carpentry tools and a work surface to lay the door flat to install the hinges and finish the surface (if necessary). Allow for about 3/16 inch of clearance on the door width. To trim the height to fit, be sure the door clears the floor surface and any carpeting. Seal any cut surfaces with an effective coating suggested by the manufacturer.

Always mark the Top and Bottom of a door so you won’t make a mistake we’ve made trimming down the wrong end. It’s an easy mistake to make because often as trim down a door you have to move it off its hinges carry it to a work area and then plane down the surface. If you mark the door, there’s less chance of cutting off the wrong end.

Sound too complicated and time consuming? Here's a link to Home Advisor, a free referral service that matches homeowners with local contractors.

For step-by-step instructions here's advice from Jeld-Wen Installing Interior Doors.

Now you know the average cost to replace an interior door, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. Don’t forget to adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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