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Old 08-07-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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For putting the doors in and removing the old ones. What range would you find acceptable?
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Somewhere between $100 and $10000. Why don't you call some contractors and get some free estimates? Nobody can tell you sight-unseen on the forum. Too many unknowns without seeing it.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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Depends on the work involved. Are you replacing with the exact same size? Will the framing need replacing? What is the cost of the doors themselves? That is why you need actual quotes for your situation.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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To replace my 30 year old wood front door with a fiberglass door of the same size, similar design and window at the top... no framing or reconstruction... I was quoted $3650 installed.

I purchased the same fiberglass door from Lowes for $575. Watched a couple youtube videos then installed it myself. Not really what I wanted to do, but I couldn't would pass up a savings of 3 grand!
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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To replace my 30 year old wood front door with a fiberglass door of the same size, similar design and window at the top... no framing or reconstruction... I was quoted $3650 installed.

I purchased the same fiberglass door from Lowes for $575. Watched a couple youtube videos then installed it myself. Not really what I wanted to do, but I couldn't would pass up a savings of 3 grand!
You should have gotten another quote!
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Honestly, labor should be less than $500 for doing both. Both of those can be done in a full day easily.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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To replace my 30 year old wood front door with a fiberglass door of the same size, similar design and window at the top... no framing or reconstruction... I was quoted $3650 installed.

I purchased the same fiberglass door from Lowes for $575. Watched a couple youtube videos then installed it myself. Not really what I wanted to do, but I couldn't would pass up a savings of 3 grand!
Several years ago in our old house in NJ we ran into the same thing. The quotes were surprisingly high. We finally got a recommendation for a guy who gave us a very reasonable quote, then proceeded to no show for 4 weeks in a row, so we decided to just do it ourselves. It was actually quite satisfying to do it and much easier than I expected. Although it was quite nerve wracking when we removed it. "Ok, so I am about to put a hole in my house...."
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Generally this is a pretty straightforward project that is well within the capability of the average DIYer.....until it is not. It is not unusual to find hidden deterioration in the framing/flooring that will have to be repaired. The cost of the door itself can be a pretty large variable as they can be anywhere from $500 on the low end to several thousand on the upper end. Unless you want to do it yourself it is best to get multiple quotes from qualified contractors.
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