Cost to Install a Peep Hole Door Viewer – 2021

| Last Updated: August 21, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 80

$ 20

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 45% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install a Peep Hole Door Viewer noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much to add a peep hole door viewer? The contractor cost to install a door viewer is $80 vs. doing it yourself for $20 and saving 60 percent.

A peephole is a small but mighty addition to your front door, providing the security of knowing who is at your door without having to open it to find out. The viewer’s optical lens, with a wide angle for maximum viewing, gives you the distinct advantage of seeing the person at the door without them knowing it.

Most are designed to fit in exterior doors 1 3/8 to 2 inches thick. To find them, look in the door security hardware section of home centers and hardware stores; to find them online, type “door peephole viewer” into an Internet search engine.

A handyman will charge $80 to install a door viewer, which includes labor and material. But you can buy the device for $20 and install it yourself, saving 75 percent. Admittedly, cutting a hole in your front door can be intimidating, but any homeowner who takes the proper care can do it.

The key is to follow the instructions that come with the device – both about locating the peephole so it’s at a comfortable viewing height and about how to install the device.

Here’s more from SF Gate about Adding Peepholes to Front Doors.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a door viewer you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself.

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