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How Much Do Steel Doors Cost?

Steel doors are the best option for homeowners for a range of reasons. Here’s a breakdown of the actual costs associated with updating your entryway.

A guide to the overall cost of a new steel door

The cost of steel doors can vary significantly depending on factors like size, design, brand, quality, and any add-ons like insulation or security features. High-end steel doors are typically several thousand dollars, and a custom steel door can start around $10k for a single or smaller double-door with glass, hardware, and installation. In the end, the cost of a steel door depends on what you’re looking to achieve.

How Much Does a Steel Door Cost?

Things like material, customization, installation cost, supplies, and add-ons determine the cost of a new door for your home. Homeowners have to choose between steel doors,  fiberglass doors, wooden doors, double doors, French doors, wrought-iron doors (and so much more), and the possibilities are seemingly endless! To stay within your budget, consider your end goal and what it will take to get there. Remember all the things that go into reaching a final price.

Material Quality

When it comes to quality, not all steel doors are created equal. The material and finish of a steel front door factor into the overall cost. The higher the quality of the steel, the higher the price point will be. Hardware also ranges in material quality and can be an additional cost to your steel entry door, as well as the quality or texture of the glass panels.

Shipping Costs

When shopping for pre-hung doors, prospective buyers must remember everything that affects the overall cost. To get an example estimate, consider everything it would take in order to get your final product. Additional features, door installation, and even shipping costs can significantly affect the budget. Custom steel doors, on the other hand, won’t need to be shipped from manufacturers since they’re handmade.


The style of the door and the equipment needed for the final product can influence cost, so homeowners should take additional features into consideration when determining their price range. The square footage of the door can result in higher cost, as well as sidelights, transoms, panels and hardware.

Steel Door Installation Costs

The cost of steel door installation can vary significantly, depending on the material, manufacturer, and person or organization doing the work. The best value for the homeowner depends on your goals for the new door. Staying within budget requirements while still getting quality installation service from reputable professionals will be important for any prospective buyer.


Like most projects, labor rates vary by the complexity of the installation, the experience of the installer, and local costs of labor rates. Installation costs for pre-hung doors or mass-produced steel doors can range significantly, even varying by style.  The labor cost to install our custom steel entry doors is part of the overall cost of the project.

Installation Materials 

Steel door installation usually requires several materials. Apart from the door itself, the installer will need a door knob and lockset, bolts and screws, shims, caulk, and basic work tools. In addition, thresholds,  weather stripping, and insulation is often done at this time for energy efficiency, depending on the type of door.

Installation Type

The type of installation needed depends on whether you’re installing an interior or exterior door, as well as the complexity of the project. Typically, it will cost more to install an exterior door since they’ll need extra layers of security and protection for longevity. Some DIY persons may try to install their own doors as a project, while others hire a professional. We recommend always opting for qualified trade professionals to make sure the special needs of your door are met, like being properly sealed, stripped, and insulated. At Clark Hall, we provide installation to customers within our install range. For questions, reach out to a sales rep today to see if you’re in our designated installation area.

Benefits of Steel Doors

Steel doors are the best exterior doors for your home for many reasons. While there are other materials for your door at a lower price, high-quality custom doors are the best value for safety, durability, curb appeal, longevity, and style. At Clark Hall, we’re committed to custom steel doors created by a master craftsman that is nothing short of a work of art. Here are a few benefits of steel doors that homeowners should consider:

  • Top-notch security
  • Durable for any weather or location 
  • Aesthetic design options
  • Low maintenance
  • Versatility

If you’re ready to see what products are possible for your home, contact us to discuss a custom entryway that will set your home apart. We’ll work with you to get a quote on a one-of-a-kind door that will put your best foot forward to the outside world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost of installing a steel entry door?

The average price of installing a steel entry door in your home can vary significantly and depends on the unique situation. 

Are steel doors more expensive than other types of doors? 

Not all steel doors are created equal. Homeowners looking to replace their exterior door should consider quality and factors like add-ons. Low-quality steel doors can be quite inexpensive, even more so than fiberglass doors or wood doors. High-quality, custom steel doors, however, are more expensive than other materials.

Does the size of a steel door change its price?

Many factors come into play when determining the overall cost of a steel door. The end price of a steel door is influenced by things like square footage, size, details, textured glass, and material quality can influence the end price.

How much does a steel door increase home value?

High-end custom steel doors in various styles provide a 100% return on investment and can add around 7% to your home’s overall value by increasing the curb appeal.

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