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Old 08-08-2011, 06:59 PM  
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Default Cost of Exterior French Doors and Replacement Windows

Just joined the forum, I am bidding on a house right now that if I get will undergo a major renovation. I am working on my budget and started researching doors and windows. I was shocked at how expensive they are. I want to add 3 exterior french doors that are 6ft, and 2 foot side panels on each side. I priced out the anderson 200 series which is the entry level. The doors with the panels are are coming at 3700 a door plus 1500 to 2000 installation per door. Windows were about 350 pkus 350 to 400 per opening. If these are the numbers I will most likely only replace the windows right now. I cant see spending 15000 for 3 doors. Thoughts and feedback appreciated.



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Old 08-11-2011, 12:52 PM  
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I would find another contractor. $2K is a bit much to install a door. Or do you mean these doors are going where there is no existing door right now? These are door prices at Home Depot.

I would shop around. Would your contractor let YOU supply the doors instead? You may also qualify for rebates if you buy certain windows with certain energy star ratings.

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Sounds like major construction unless you are just replacing what is there.

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Default Does not sound too far off on price

We are having a single french door replaced, andersen 400 series. Cost to remove the old one, install new one, repaint, retrim, etc is $5000, roughly $3000 for teh door and $2000 for the install. I think I can get them down $500 to $1000, but still looking at $4K +.

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