Cost to Replace a Sliding Mirror Door – 2021

| Last Updated: August 22, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 510

$ 415

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 64% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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

How much does it cost to replace a sliding mirror door? The contractor cost to replace a sliding mirror door is $510 vs. doing it yourself for $415 and saving 18 percent. 

Mirror, mirror on the door … That doesn’t sound right, but actually, it’s a stylish way to make a dramatic change in a room with a closet. Instead of boring flat door panels you can take advantage of the reflective quality of mirrors and enhance the room while at the same time make the space appear larger and provide a convenient way to check appearances.

A carpenter will charge $510 to remove the old door panels and hardware and install a new high end 5-foot-wide sliding bypass mirror closet door and operating hardware. If you have some carpentry experience, you can do the job for $415, the cost of the unit, and save 18 percent. It’s a job you can do in a few hours and requires only a few tools: tape measure, Phillips screwdriver and a drill with bits.

The job involves these steps: removing the old door and its hardware, installing the new roller hardware at the top of the door opening and on the floor, and then inserting the door panels between the tracks. Usually some minor adjustments are needed to the roller hardware that holds the door in the overhead tracks to compensate for a door frame that is not perfectly square.

Before you go shopping for a mirror door replacement, measure the height and width of the opening. The standard height for sliding closet doors is 80-81 inches and they come in widths ranging from four 8 feet. Keep that in mind when you’re planning your job.

While you can replace the doors of a closet without removing what’s inside, you’ll find it’s easier to work on the hardware by removing anything on the floor near it so you can move around it.

You’ll find a wide selection of styles – some framed in wood, others in a range of finishes including white, pearl, gray and brass – sold at home, bathroom and design centers.

For ideas and inspiration go to the Sliding Door Company’s Gallery of Sliding Doors.

Now you know the average cost to replace a sliding mirror 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.