A Great New Look for Your Home
If you are looking to make a bold statement in your home that will add a touch of class and style, then you should consider installing a sliding glass door. A sliding glass door is a very effective way for you to bring outside space into your home and it adds a lot of light to any room. When you are thinking about installing a sliding glass door in your home, it is important to have an idea of the costs associated with the project and an idea of the amount of time that it should take to get the job done. While the cost of the job will vary greatly depending on the chosen door, read below for an idea of the sum it should take to get your installation job done.
The Door that You Select Will Drive Cost
Today’s market has a wide selection of doors that will be the major cost driver of any job. Newer doors that are made of lighter materials are more expensive than older models, but they tend to last longer since a lighter weight means that there is less stress on the frame. The larger the opening that you have for your door will also drive cost. On average, a new sliding door will run between $360 to $520. This retail cost of a door can be offset by a contractor who is willing to pass on a portion of their materials’ discount.
Choose a Standard Size to Save Money
If you are installing a door in a location that does not currently have an exit to the outside world, an important cost consideration is whether or not your door is a standard size. If you have an odd shaped door that requires a custom fabrication job, your costs will be exponentially higher than those of the average buyer since you will need to find a manufacturer who is willing to make one door that is custom to your needs. While it may cost you as much as $3,000 for this type of door, it is a way for you to add a very unique and visually appealing element to your home that will separate it from other houses in the neighborhood.
Do Not Forget to Include the Costs of Labor
This is a job that is best left to the professionals due to the importance of proper temperature regulation between the inside and outside elements. An average job will take a professional installation team about 2.2 hours at a rate of $35 – $60 per hour. This will put your total labor costs at anywhere from $70 to $135 for the job, but it will ensure that it is performed correctly and that you maximize your return on investment.
A Few Other Costs to Round Out the Job
As you budget for your sliding glass door installation, it is important to keep in mind a few additional costs that will be incurred to complete the job. The cost for fasteners, shims, flashing, perimeter installation and caulking should come out to be around $20. There will also be some costs associated with the removal and disposal of any debris that is generated from the job site, but this cost should be minimal as well and will probably run around $25.
It All Adds Up to a Beautiful New Addition
To give your home a fresh look and install a sliding glass door will cost anywhere from $500 to $700 on average. This is a smart investment that will add value to your home and it will lower your electric bill thanks to the amount of natural light that is let into the space. A sliding glass door is a great way to let a draft into your home during the cool parts of the day and it can also help you save money on your cooling bill. These cost savings are important factors that should help a homeowner when making the decision on whether or not to install a sliding glass door. Contact us today for a free estimate on your new sliding glass door.
At Tampa Exteriors, a completely free estimate can be made available to those who are interested in new Sliding Glass Door. Anyone interested in a free and accurate estimate should call the offices of Tampa Exteriors at (813) 659-5426 right away.