Cost to Replace a Screen Door Handle – 2021

| Last Updated: August 21, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 61

$ 25

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

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

The contractor cost to replace a screen door handle is $61 vs. doing it yourself for $25 and saving 59 percent.

One of the hardest working doors in our house is the screen door on the back porch. Day in and day out, the door gets continued use by our cats, Pete and Repeat, and us. We recently replaced the old worn handle with a new one and it’s good to go for a long time to come.

This is a must-do project for any homeowner because it’s positively goof-proof and requires a minimum of tools and talent. You can buy the lock at a hardware store or home center for $25 and install it yourself, pocketing a whopping 59 percent. A contractor charges $61 which includes labor and material.

The project involves first removing the old handle with a screwdriver and checking out the holes to see if they can be used for the new handle. If not, use the paper template that comes packaged with the handle, as a guide for drilling new mounting holes. Tape the template to the door and drill through it for properly aligned holes. Then follow the installation instructions using the screws provided to secure the inside and outside halves of the handle assembly.

For a look at a large selection of replacement screen door hardware, go to Swisco Company.

Tip: Before installing the new handle, give the door a good cleaning, especially around the handle where there are often dirty fingerprints.

The average price to replace a screen door handle noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

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