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How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Door?

In just about every house or apartment, doors are an integral feature. Providing privacy and security for residents, doors are simply a nonnegotiable necessity for the space. Unfortunately, even the sturdiest and highest-quality doors may encounter some damage over time. Doors can begin to sag, drafts may cool down the home's interior or humidity can cause doors to swell and stick with every opening and closing. Repairing a door can be a DIY task, but most homeowners will prefer to pay for professional services. Use this guide for a better understanding of the costs of door repair services.

National Repair a Door Costs

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National Repair a Door Costs
Average reported cost $228
Number of Cost Profiles 7248 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $52
Maximum reported cost $600
Most homeowners spent between: $160 to $235

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Average Costs of Door Repair Services

Before you think about calling for quotes or hiring someone to come and repair your door, it helps to have a rough estimate of typical repair costs. While the expense of repairing a door depends on the extent of the damage, the material that the door is made of and even the location of your home, the average cost for door repair typically ranges from $276 to $392.

Understanding the Various Types of Door Repair

One of the most common problems that doors can experience is swelling and sticking, which is a direct result of humidity. This can be fixed relatively easily by sanding down the part of the door that sticks. Another common problem is sagging, which is due to a particularly heavy door. This requires changing the hinges as well as potential sanding, and it can take upwards of one day to completely fix.

Cost of Replacing A Damaged Door

In some cases, a damaged door simply can't be repaired. When this happens, the best course of action might be to have a professional remove the existing door and replace it with a new one. While the cost of this job depends on the price of the new door, homeowners should expect the price of both door and labor to cost around $1,092. However, interior doors will be much cheaper than exterior doors, so that number can drop substantially.

Over time, even the best doors can be damaged and require repair. Use these tips to get a better understanding of the various costs of door repair services.

Last updated on May 24, 2016

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