Cost to Install a Patio Door Lock

Cost to Install a Patio Door Lock

How much does it cost to install a patio door lock? The contractor cost to install a patio door lock is $160 compared with doing it yourself for $50 and saving 69 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 0.8 DIY 1.0
Money Pro $160 DIY $50
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $160 Total Cost



By Gene and Katie Hamilton

A patio door is a popular feature in today's homes because it provides light, air and easy access to outdoor living space. Unfortunately, it also provides an accessible entry for burglars because the built-in lock can be disabled and because the door is typically in the back or on the side of the house, where it's concealed from view. Many see a patio door makes a home vulnerable so a lock is a popular addition. You can feel more protected from home intrusion by installing a lock designed specifically for a patio door.

There are several different models of locks for patio doors. One is designed to lock in several positions, allowing a 3-inch ventilation opening without minimizing security. This kind of lock is also an effective way to childproof a house and keep little ones from getting out while still allowing the breeze to enter.

A handyman will charge $160 to install a patio door lock, which includes labor and material; but you can buy the lock for $50 and install it and save 69 percent. Tools you'll need include a power drill with bits and square head and Phillips head screwdrivers. You'll also need scissors and tape to attach the installation template.

Looking for a handyman to do the job? Click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by Handyman Contractors in your area.

Here's a link to a selection of patio door locks Automatic Door and Hardware.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a patio door lock you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

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DIY 62%
PRO 38%

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