How Much Does It Cost to Install a Storm Door?

by Team HomeServe
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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.

Types of Storm Doors

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.

Storm Door Installation Costs

According to Fixr, hiring a professional to install your storm door costs about $450 (CAD 580), with a typical range between $300 and $750 (CAD 380 and CAD 960). However, the exact price depends on the contractor's hourly rate. With a professional installation, 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, spending about $200 to $400 (CAD 260 to CAD 510) for parts and materials, according to Forbes.

For the door alone, expect to pay between $150 and $1,000 (CAD 190 to CAD 1,300), depending on the door’s style, weight and features.

Basic mid-view models cost $150 to $250 (CAD 190 to CAD 320). Double doors or models with added features can cost between $600 and $1,000 (CAD 770 and CAD 1,300).

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Can the Glass in a Storm Door Be Replaced?

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.

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 that you may even be able to do yourself.

According to Fixr, the cost to replace glass in a storm door can range from $125 to $290 (CAD 160 to CAD 370), depending on the size and whether it’s a full- or partial-view glass panel.

Depending on the reason for the 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.