Cost Estimate Interior Door Replacement

There are two methods to replace a broken or damaged door. 

The first is to purchase a slab door. The handyman will then cut in the hinges and drill out the door to accept the handset and deadbolt (if any). Because new hardware will need to align with existing hardware in the door jamb, careful placement of the new hardware is what takes the most time. Some will consider this to be the least expensive way to replace a door. Others will favor the second option.

The second alternative is to purchase a pre-hung door. In this case the handyman will remove the entire casing, trim, and the door itself. The new pre-hung door is then slipped into the hole, shimmed to square and nailed in place. The new trim is then installed. All done! Well, not quite. All of the seams in the trim, and the miter joints need to be spackled to fill any gaps.

Assuming that it takes the same amount of time to replace the door my either method, the low estimate goes to the slab door because of the lower materials cost.

Low estimate for labor and materials:

  • Slab replacement door
  • Handset and hinges
  • Labor 2 hours

High estimate for labor and materials:

  • Pre-Hung replacement door
  • Handset
  • Labor 2 hours

If you are a contractor or a handyman, how much would this job cost in your area?

Low Price: $200

Consensus Price: $200

High Price: $255

Submitted by: homesaver Lincoln, NE USA (Friday, June 25, 2010)

A customer needs an estimate on replacing 10 to 12 interior doors. He wants them replaced with all new pre-hung doors. He will be buying them but I will be picking them up. How much should I charge per door or for the whole lot thanks for any input.

If you are a contractor or a handyman, how much would this job cost in your area?

Low Price: $2000

Consensus Price: $2500

High Price: $2500

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Comments

  1. What is a reasonable price to have interior doors replaced in my home?
    Only the door and not the frame….I need 7 of them.
    I live in the Minneapolis area.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Expect to pay $150 per door average. Depending on the quality of the door and hardware, and the condition of the door frames costs could be as low as $125 per door and as high as $200. Get several estimates for the installation (Request an Estimate)

    • I’m doing 7 interior doors. Cut doors to fit. Router the hinge mortise, and cut the door handle and latch. This is all very precise labor. It took 2 hours to remove old doors. The hinge screws were covered in 5 layers of paint. Then about one hour per door. Then clean up. Next comes painting we hung the doors first. Half hour per door. Then a final clean up we had about thirteen hours in the job . He at $25 or hour , me at $15 comes to $40 an hour. Times 13.5 comes to $540. For 7 doors. At $77.14 per door. If you are a contractor with licence I would add 25%

  2. I would charge $175.00 for a standard hollow core door installed in my service area. With multiple doors the price may be able to get less expensive all the way down to $125.00 for 10 or more doors.

  3. What would be a fair per door price for having 15 solid pine, unfinished, interior doors purchased, stained and hung (keeping existing door frames and hardware).

  4. I have one standard hollow core door needs to be replaced in the Kingston Plantation. I already have the door, just need someone to hang it.

  5. One door 170 – if I would have to go there remove old, install new and reinstall hardware.
    For 2 or more, I would charge $135ea.
    Sometimes depend on access and jobsite. You know second floor is second floor and if you cannot put your saw anywhere close its really bad.
    Area GA, NC

  6. hello .i have 6 bi-fold doors,6 interior doors,1 exterior door,all of these doors and bi-folds are being replaced with slabs,also new hardware and dispose of old doors.wat would this cost for labour only?

  7. I need 8 interior doors installed in existing jams . I will supply doors and hardware. I will remove existing doors and dispose of same. Work can be done during week or on weekend. I live in Zip 19382. I am asking for cost to install. Thank you

  8. What would it cost to have s 3-0 / 7/0 pre hung door cut, framed, drywall repaired,wall repainted on two sides(10×12), cased and door/jamb/casing painted in an interior wall that has no opening.

  9. Ya get what ya pay for!

    $125. for first door (give or take), some discounts on multiple installations.

    People charging less have no pride in their work.

What would a fair price be?