How much does it cost to install a patio door?

Patio Door Installation Cost

Installing a patio door costs between $1,200 and $10,000, with most homeowners paying an average of $2,500. That price includes professional installation, which costs between $70 and $120 per hour. A typical job takes between three and five hours to complete.

Patio doors are unique because they need to both insulate your interior and offer a broad opening for exterior living space. Exact project costs depend on the materials and type of door you choose. Hiring a professional can help you get the job done quickly, safely, and correctly the first time.

Patio Door Installation & Replacement Costs

Average Cost$2,500
High Cost$10,000
Low Cost$1,200

Patio Door Prices

When installing or replacing your patio entrance, the door typically costs between $400 and $5,000. Standard patio doors are 80 inches tall and basic options are 72 inches wide. Many people prefer larger doors at 96 or 108 inches tall, while larger openings may require widths between 96 and 120 inches. Depending on materials that range from vinyl to wood, expect to pay:

Type of FrameAverage Standard CostFor Larger Sizes
Vinyl$300 – $800$800 – $1,200
Aluminum$600 – $1,000$1,000 – $2,000
Fiberglass$800 – $1,800$1,800 – $3,500
Wood$1,500 – $2,500$2,500 – $5,000

The type of glass also affects total door cost. Custom options, like impact-resistant glass to withstand storms, decorative glass, built-in blinds, and built-in grids will increase patio door costs between 10% and 30%.

Patio doors are available at most major home improvement stores as well as directly from the manufacturer. When hiring a professional, doors, materials, and glass are included in the project quote.

Sliding Door Costs

sliding patio door costs between $1,000 and $2,600. This option slides open left to right or vice versa, or multi-sliding, and is especially beneficial for areas with limited space surrounding the opening. Depending on required space, options range between two and four glass panels.

2-Panel$300 – $1,500
3-Panel$700 – $3,000
4-Panel$2,000 – $5,000

French Doors

French patio doors cost between $500 for low-end options and $4,000 for large, pre-designed or custom alternatives. They are hinged to open at the center, swinging in or out on both sides to connect interior and exterior living space. Oversize models require either custom doors, or additional glass panels in the opening that do not swing open.

Telescoping

Telescoping patio doors cost between $1,500 and $5,000 or more in some cases. They feature three of more panels which slide past each other, widening the opening between the interior and exterior. The lack of a single, fixed panel also means more flexibility to open the patio door on either side.

Bi-Fold/ Folding Doors

Bi-fold or accordion-style doors tend to be the most expensive option at a price between $3,000 and $10,000. They allow for the widest opening, folding open all the way to the wall on one or both sides. Expect to pay between $500 and $900 per linear square foot.

Anderson Patio Doors

Andersen Windows and Doors sells french, hinged and gliding patio doors in an array of materials like wood, composite, vinyl and aluminum. They can be purchased at big box stores like Home Depot and typically range in cost from about $1,500 to $3,500.

Average Cost to Install a Patio Door

Hiring a professional to install your patio door will cost between $400 and $1,400 in most situations. The total amount will include measuring and preparing the opening, trimming the door as needed, setting up the work site, and actual installation. Disposal of installation waste and other debris is typically included in the price.

Most contractors begin the project by evaluating the site and giving a quote. Conditions and size of project will determine door options and materials to be ordered. Several factors can alter installation costs. Delicate or custom materials don’t just cost more, but also require additional labor. Unfavorable site conditions may require additional installation. Pre-hung doors are more expensive, but decrease the installation price.

Patio Door Replacement Costs

The desire for upgrades or need to repair damage may lead you to consider replacing all or part of your existing patio door. Start by determining the scope of the problem and the items to be replaced. All costs below include a price between $100 and $300 for disposal of waste and existing materials, typically quoted as part of the overall replacement cost.

Full Door

Replacing your entire door costs between $600 and $5,000 including labor, depending on the style and size of the entrance you intend to install. A professional might be able to work around your existing frame and opening, reducing labor and material costs.