Cost to Install a Shower Door – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 338

$ 270

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 61% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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

What’s the cost to install a shower door? The contractor cost to install a shower door is $338 vs. doing it yourself for $270. 

A shower door, a more permanent and attractive way to enclose a shower stall than a curtain, is an improvement that won’t go unnoticed in a bathroom. When we made the switch in a small bathroom, it gave the shower an immediate aesthetic upgrade and the door did a better job of containing water spray.

In the confined space, the door’s clean lines made the modest room seem larger, too. We chose one with a built-in bar for hanging towels on the outside.

You’ll find a large selection of shower doors at bath and home centers; there’s a choice of finishes and styles to choose from that will fit into most any décor. A shower door is made of several components: a door, bottom track, wall and strike jambs, hinge and jamb, and seals.

There are also end caps, anchors, and screw covers that can be intimidating when you see them in the bag of hardware that comes with the unit. When assembled you caulk and seal the exterior joints and the shower is ready for use.

To install a shower door a carpenter will charge $338 which includes the labor and a good quality 36-wide hinged shower door. You can buy the unit for $270, install it, and pocket a 20 percent saving. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.

You’ll need carpentry tools, including a drill, tape measure, screwdriver, miter box, hacksaw, caulk, and caulk gun. Before you begin, lay out all the parts so you can identify them and read the instructions thoroughly to learn how they all go together.

To see a wide selection of shower doors and learn how to measure for one go to

Now you know the average cost to install a shower door, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor.

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Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.