Cost to Replace a Bifold Door – 2021

| Last Updated: August 22, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 276

$ 120

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 57% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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

What’s the cost to replace a bifold door? A carpenter charges $276 to replace a bifold door vs. doing it yourself for $120. 

Doors that fold easily can be a pleasure to operate or downright annoying when they are difficult to open and close. Their hinging mechanism should allow the door panels to swing wide open for easy access to whatever is inside.

It’s been our experience that door hardware hung from the top of the opening allows the panels to hang and operate smoothly – something not always possible with a track installed on the floor. So if you have bifold doors in a bedroom, hallway or utility closet that balk at opening and closing, consider replacing the door panels and hardware, and make it attractive and easy to operate.

To remove and replace a 4-door folding unit with paneled wooden doors in a 48-inch wide opening, a carpenter will charge $276, which includes the labor and material. If you have carpentry skills and tools, you can do it yourself for $120, the cost of the door panels and new hardware.

At, a door hardware manufacturer’s Web site, you can download installation instructions.

Now you know the average cost to replace a bifold 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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