Door & Window Cost Guides

Doors and windows carry a heavy workload. Not only do they play a significant role in the aesthetics of your home, inside and out, they also shoulder the responsibilities of keeping people out, keeping your family safe, keeping your heating and air conditioning in and keeping the weather out. With that much responsibility, they deserve your respect and maybe some love, in terms of upgrades. Updating your interior doors, replacing your exterior doors, installing or repairing a garage door or even adding new windows and skylights can all be sound investments if done correctly. They key is planning. Connect with local door and window contractors to get free quotes or help plan a project.

Exterior Doors

Exterior doors must be durable enough to withstand wind, rain, sun, and would-be intruders, yet pretty enough to enhance the overall look of your home. Most doors combine several materials; for example, many fiberglass and steel doors have wood frames. But it's the surface material that most affects appearance, durability, security and price. Wood doors are the most common, but other alternatives are steel (great for security and durability), fiberglass composite (maintenance-free, good for humid climates) and aluminum (custom built). Picking the right exterior doors will pay off in smoother operation, less maintenance and energy savings.  Continue Reading
  • Repair a Garage Door Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $148 - $330
    Average cost:
    $224
    Low cost:
    $75
     
    High cost:
    $599
  • Clean Windows Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $149 - $293
    Average cost:
    $210
    Low cost:
    $84
     
    High cost:
    $434
  • Repair a Door Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $117 - $324
    Average cost:
    $220
    Low cost:
    $50
     
    High cost:
    $609

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Repair a Garage Door
(24,882 projects)
Average National Cost:
$224
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Clean Windows
(14,904 projects)
Average National Cost:
$210
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Repair a Door
(10,608 projects)
Average National Cost:
$220
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Install Windows
(9,842 projects)
Average National Cost:
$5,034
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Install a Garage Door
(8,848 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,066
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Hire a Locksmith
(8,368 projects)
Average National Cost:
$152
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Replace Glass Window Pane
(8,310 projects)
Average National Cost:
$258
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Repair a Garage Door Opener
(8,010 projects)
Average National Cost:
$206
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Install a Garage Door Opener
(6,024 projects)
Average National Cost:
$336
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Install a Door
(5,277 projects)
Average National Cost:
$914
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Install a Screen
(3,561 projects)
Average National Cost:
$287
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Install an Exterior Door
(3,137 projects)
Average National Cost:
$926
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Repair Blinds
(2,304 projects)
Average National Cost:
$111
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Repair a Window Frame
(2,207 projects)
Average National Cost:
$360
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Install an Interior Door
(2,042 projects)
Average National Cost:
$757
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Install Window Tinting
(2,038 projects)
Average National Cost:
$613
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Repair or Seal a Skylight
(1,731 projects)
Average National Cost:
$725
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Install Blinds or Shades
(1,563 projects)
Average National Cost:
$672
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Repair Windows
(1,395 projects)
Average National Cost:
$318
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Install Window Treatments
(1,379 projects)
Average National Cost:
$364
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Clean Window Treatments
(1,155 projects)
Average National Cost:
$234
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Replace a Sliding Glass Door
(761 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,727
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Install a Skylight
(690 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,505
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Repair Shutters
(478 projects)
Average National Cost:
$220
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Install a Storm Door
(449 projects)
Average National Cost:
$362
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Install Egress Windows
(294 projects)
Average National Cost:
$3,330
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Repair Stained Glass
(293 projects)
Average National Cost:
$280
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Install or Replace Storm Windows
(249 projects)
Average National Cost:
$4,355
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Install Shutters
(246 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,698
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Install Plantation Shutters
(196 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,472
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Install a Window Well Cover
(165 projects)
Average National Cost:
$614
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Install Exterior Shutters
(105 projects)
Average National Cost:
$643
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Install Stained Glass
(97 projects)
Average National Cost:
$544
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Install Hurricane Shutters
(64 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,685
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Repair Electric Blinds, Drapes, or Shades
(34 projects)
Average National Cost:
$282
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Interior Doors

Installing an interior door is a sure-fire way to brighten your home. If the existing jambs are ruined, out of alignment or are just plain unattractive, install a pre-hung door unit, which comes attached to its jambs with the hinges already in place. These are a bit more expensive but are easier to hang. If your door jambs are in good shape and the door itself is all that needs to be replaced, you can purchase a door blank or slab to replace the one you're removing. This is just the door itself with no associated extras and is less expensive. You can also choose your type of door ranging from hollow-core (least expensive) to solid-core (great for keeping noise levels down and fire retardation).

Windows and Skylights

Skylights add architectural interest, inside and out, and allow natural light to come in through the ceiling. A skylight can be installed just for looks or as part of a passive-solar heating strategy. Do some research and you’ll find a wide variety of designs, materials and added components. One drawback is that, if installed incorrectly or with poor materials, skylights can leak around the edges or the glass can crack. For that reason, if you’re going to have a skylight installed, go high end or not at all.
Conventional windows come in many varieties. The most important factor is weather resistance. More than 20 percent of the heating and cooling losses in the average home can be blamed on windows. Look for windows with the Energy Star label, indicating that they are energy efficient. Windows are rated by U-Factor. The lower the U-factor, the better, and often the more expensive. Paying more for better, more energy-efficient windows should save you a little bit in your utility bills, and that could be significant over time. But if you’re into immediate gratification, know that better windows will make you feel more comfortable in your home.
New windows generally come with warranties.
Most contractors can install windows. But you might consider workers that specialize. Our guide can lead you to the best window specialists in your area.

Garage Doors

The first decision to make is whether you want to pull open your garage or just use a clicker. Manual garages, though much cheaper and easier to install than their automatic counterparts, are quickly going the way of the passenger pigeon. That’s because of the convenience of the remote control. It’s hard to resist. Automatic doors are generally sold separately from the openers, so make sure that they’re compatible. A heavy wood door for a three car garage is going to require significantly more horsepower than a metal single-car variety. Before you shop for your door, make sure you find out permits that are required and whether your neighborhood has any restrictions about colors or materials that can be used. Your contractor should be able to do this for you, but don't make any assumptions.
The cost of the doors will depend on the materials used, the style and the size. Some come with windows, which can add more visual interest, though they can be a security concern. Custom doors of irregular sizes could be significantly more expensive than standard doors. In much of American suburbia, the garage door is the home’s most prominent feature, so, if you’re planning a replacement, you might want to hire a professional and do it right.
TIP: Ask your contractor about applying weather-stripping to your garage. It’s a great way to protect the interior of your garage from the elements.

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Robert Thomas More than 1 year ago
How much does it cost to replace window trim around 6 windows
Adam Ridout More than 1 year ago
Window trim for 36" by 36" can range from $35 to $130. It really comes down to the type of material, what you like and how easy it is to buy at the story or get it delivered. 
Carol Derochie 15 days ago
This is for a villa with small back porch door. Needs to be mobile home size
Brooke Bollero 4 months ago
How much would it cost to replace a threshold under a set of French doors?
4 months ago
Hi Brooke, We would be happy to help you connect with a pro to estimate this project. You can submit a request to our pros here: www.homeadvisor.com, browse a list of local pros here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/c.html, or send your info to emailus@homeadvisor.com and a project advisor will reach out to assist you. –HASupport
Judy Mayorga 4 months ago
I need. The door frame for a set of French doors repaired.
G D 6 months ago
How much to replace a double windowwith French doors?
marta cruz 7 months ago
i would like to replace a French double door in the kitchen and regular 36"w front door, will you give me an estimate and what type (construction) exterior front door, etc, wood, fiberglass or metal.  thank you
John Brown 7 months ago
Cost to install new purchase exterior door and a just another one.
Kimberly McMunn More than 1 year ago
how much will it cost to have a new door and screen door installed 
cathy clark More than 1 year ago
how much to fix door frame change locks
Cathy Fryckberg More than 1 year ago
Storm door not installed properly. Open space around and door doesn't close properly
fran simmons More than 1 year ago
cost to repair a single shower door.....won't close
More than 1 year ago
Hi Fran, We would be happy to get you connected with a pro. You can submit a service request on our website: http://www.homeadvisor.com/, or browse reviews for local pros here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/c.html. If would prefer to speak with a project advisor, you can also send your contact information to emailus@homeadvisor.com and a rep will reach out. –HASupport
Robert Thomas More than 1 year ago
 And replace with hardy trim
Deborah Silva More than 1 year ago
Putting in a none existing door

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