Thank you to all who answered!
We caught a perfect deal and now have an energy star rated metal door
installed. A fellow who is retired and does good work (yes, insured!)
installed it late yesterday.
Call me silly but when he wanted only 30$ over cost of door, we thought it
too low and he did really *nice* work, including raising the wood piece
above the door as the new ones are slightly taller. Paid him 100$ over cost
of door and I think that was fair.
He does freelance work helping people with disabilities and low income,
adapt their home. He said he'd put the money to good use for a lady he
knows down the street of us who needs a wheelcair ramp rebuilt (wood rotting
Feels good to help folks out and I think that even at 100$, we got a good
deal. The door BTW is a simple one, 162$ for pre-hung door and parts
(included a deadbolt and he's making us extra keys for free).
Oh and for those who don't know, anytime you put in something 'energy star'
rated, you get a small tax write off as well as a lower energy bill by a