How Much Does It Cost to Install a Storm Door?
Storm Door Installation Costs at a Glance
- Average total cost: $450
- Do-it-yourself: $250-$300
- Basic aluminum door cost: $150-$200
- Premium storm door cost: $500+
Aluminum storm doors are designed to protect your home against weather damage and unwanted pests. Today’s partial- and full-view storm doors are energy-efficient and come in a wide range of styles to match your home's aesthetic. Many storm doors come with clear glass and decorative panels, and some feature retractable screens and security glass panels that open completely or partially for ventilation.
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The cost of a partial- or full-view storm door is based on its style, features and whether you install it yourself or hire a professional contractor to do the job. Here’s what you need to know.
Storm Door Costs
According to DIY or Not, hiring a professional to install your storm door costs about $450, but the exact price depends on the contractor's hourly rate. With this option, a certified contractor replaces your old door with a new one and ensures it’s fitted properly. If you choose to install the storm door yourself, you’ll save some money on labor costs and spend about $250 to $300 for parts and materials.
For the door alone, expect to pay between $150 and $1,000, depending on the door’s style, weight and features. Basic aluminum models cost $150 to $200. Heavier models with options like pet doors, keyed entries or beveled glass panels can cost $500 or more.
How Much Does Lowe's Charge to Install a Storm Door?
If you buy your new storm door at Lowe's, you can hire a certified contractor to help you install it. A Lowe's contractor will first come out to measure the frame. Then, they'll provide you with a quote, schedule your installation and make sure your new storm door is properly installed. According to Lowe’s, the cost of installation varies based on the price of the door and how easy it is to install.
What Type of Glass Is in a Storm Door?
Storm doors come in a variety of materials and can add enormous appeal to the front of your home while protecting it from unfavorable weather conditions. Full-view storm doors have one full-size glass panel or two or more smaller glass panels. Partial-view doors usually have a glass panel at the top. Some doors have a pet door feature.
The glass in a storm door is typically made of tempered glass, which doesn’t break or crack easily. It's significantly stronger than standard glass. If it does break, it tends to crumble into circular-shaped pebbles instead of sharp pieces.
Low-emissivity glass is another option for storm doors, but it costs more. According to Family Handyman, Low-E glass is tempered and comes with extra UV protection. This type of glass minimizes the amount of UV light that comes through the door, potentially keeping your indoor space cooler.
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Can the Glass in a Storm Door Be Replaced?
Over time, the glass in your storm door may need to be replaced — either due to a break or just general wear and tear. It’s usually an easy, inexpensive fix. You can decide to do it on your own or hire a professional contractor.
According to HomeGuide, the cost to replace glass in a storm door can range from $200 to $400, depending on the size and whether it’s a full-size panel or partial-view glass panel.
Depending on the reason for its replacement, you may be better off replacing the entire door instead of just the glass. A professional contractor can help you make a decision based on the damage.
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