How Much Does An Interior Door Cost?
Most homeowners spend between $350 to $655 nationally.
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A scuffed-up interior door can be an eyesore to houseguests and it can be difficult to repair. Before embarking on a replacement altogether, take the time to educate yourself on the various door styles and designs available. It also pays to know what it costs to hire a pro, or whether you should tackle the job on your own.
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National Install an Interior Door Costs
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|National Average Cost||$684|
|Average Range||$350 to $655|
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Table of Contents
- Interior Door Installation Costs
- Interior Door Cost Factors
- Types Of Interior Doors & Their Prices
- Interior Door Materials
- Popular Door Brands
- DIY Or Hire A Pro?
- Find A Door Pro
Interior Door Installation Costs
When calculating the costs of installing an interior door, you can expect to spend between $55 and $2,285 for purchasing the door and hardware (the materials), plus the costs of professional installation. If you prefer to install the door yourself, you need to pay for the slab or pre-hung door plus the cost of handles, with or without locks.
Interior Door Cost Factors
There are two primary factors that go into the cost of buying an interior door. You'll need to decide which door is better for your home — a hollow-core or solid-core door — and whether or not you need a slab or pre-hung door.
Hollow or Solid Core
The first factor is whether or not you want a hollow-core door or a solid-wood paneled door. The least expensive interior door is the lightweight hollow-core door. Because it does not muffle sound very well, it's a good choice for closet or pantry doors. A pricier, heavier solid-wood paneled door is more durable because of the additional designs, materials and high-quality manufacturing. Use a solid door where interior noise needs to be reduced for privacy, such as a bedroom.
Slab or Pre-hung
The second factor to consider is whether or not you're buying a slab or a pre-hung door. A slab is simply the door that you can hang if the frame is still intact and sturdy or if you plan to replace the frame. A pre-hung door is mounted in its frame with its hinges attached to the doorjamb. It includes all the parts necessary to install the system — the door, a frame and hinges.
Types Of Interior Doors & Their Prices
An interior door provides an opportunity to make an impact on the design scheme inside your home. Do you prefer simple or ornate? Classic or modern? Single or double? There's a wide range of door types to suit your style:
- Sliding Doors: Made from wood, glass or cores with attached mirrors, most sliding doors are used for hall or bedroom closets thanks to their efficiency and space-saving design. Price: low to medium
- French Doors: Available as single or double designs, these classic doors have divided glass panels that allow more light to enter a room. They don't offer much privacy unless you cover the French doors with curtains. Price: medium to high
- Folding & Bifold Doors: Segmented, hinged doors that fold to the side on a head track when opened. Folding and bifold doors are typically used for small spaces such as laundry rooms, pantries and closets Price: low
- Pocket Doors: Space-saving pocket doors slide into the wall, making for an efficient system popular in antique homes. They're often used for laundry areas. They require enough room in the walls to install. Price: high
- Barn Doors: Heavy, oversized doors that slide open. They're attached to a wall-mounted slide system and are good for providing privacy to larger spaces. However, barn doors are heavy and tend to swing if they're not secured by a bottom rail. Price: high
Interior Door Materials
Interior doors, trim and millwork components are made of either wood or wood composite. The two different materials have pros and cons when it comes to choosing an interior door.
Wood Composite is made with a wood-based compound using wood fibers, reconstituted wood or another wood derivative, and also called MDF (medium density fiberboard). It won't warp like wood and is easier to paint and maintain. However, it's lighter in weight and easily chips on the bottom over time.
Most wood doors are paneled and constructed from woods like cherry, mahogany, alder, maple or the popular paneled pine door. These heavy doors offer privacy and are an effective sound barrier. However, they're susceptible to warping; temperatures and humidity affect expansion and shrinkage, so wood doors are best used away from bathrooms and other wet settings.
Popular Door Brands
It's easier than ever to find the right styles of interior doors for your home. Inspect rows of doors displayed in home improvement retailers, local lumber yards and hardware stores, or order doors direct from a reputable manufacturer or retail site. Between leading manufacturers such as Jeld-Wen, Pella, Velux, Andersen, Marvin and dozens more, you'll find the perfect blend of style and price for your home.
DIY Or Hire A Pro?
If you're a homeowner with DIY experience, you may be able to replace an existing interior door, whether it's slab or pre-hung. However, there are several carpentry details that go into the project, which is why it's a good idea to hire a door pro if you have little carpentry experience.
If the existing door frame is in good shape without any rot or other damage and doesn't need any repairs, you may be able to install a slab door. Be sure you have a router and router bit to make the openings for the handle and latch and an appropriate saw to cut the markings for hinges.
Though a pre-hung interior door system may appear easier to handle, it can be a frustrating project that's better left to the pros. With a pre-hung door, the new frame must be perfectly squared, plumb and level for the door to properly operate. A pro can handle the entire installation process and components, including framing, swing direction, handles and hinges.
Find A Door Pro
Correctly installing slabs and pre-hung doors are jobs best left to the professionals who have the necessary skills and equipment. Luckily, it's easy to use our free lead generator to find a door installation pro in your area. Take the time to shop for competitive quotes and, when possible, check out a contractor's previous work to see if the standard meets your expectations.