I am looking to have French doors installed from my kitchen leading into the 4
season sunroom. It gets very cold in the sunroom in the winter, it's all glass,
and I don't have anyway of closing it off from the rest of the house. What I
need is an idea of what type of job and cost of this project before I start
calling for estimates. I plan on buying the doors myself and need a contractor
to install them. The space is about 72" x 80. I have priced doors at about
400-500 dollars for the type I want. If anyone has any helpful info before I
start making calls, please let me know. TIA
I would have thought a bit more than $185. Unless the situation is dead
simple -- which it never is -- you're looking at a lot of finish work in
addition to just putting the doors in place. Are the doors substantially
smaller or larger than the existing opening? If so you're going to be
building walls or tearing down walls, too.
Anyway it depends a great deal on the exact situation. A "real" contractor
probably won't be interested in a small job like this and will probably way
overbid it. I'd suggest finding a good handyman sort of guy who will just
charge you by the hour.
The guy looked at the job and gave me the price. Two weeks later when I had
the door and he was ready, he shows up with a cast on his hand and a helper.
they spent most of the day. I gave him $200 and still felt cheap. In
reality he should probably have charged double.
My main reason for tossing out the price is that it is ludicrous in reality
and it was 10 year ago. So is asking for a quote on a job that we can't see
and can't determine what is needed. Sort of like asking: "I'm sending some
stuff to my mother. How big of a box do I need?"
If the door is not a perfect fit and you are talking about a insulated
French door normally used for outside use, consider checking out Pella for a
custom fit. Paying more for a custom fit high quality door may be cheaper
in the end.
On 13 Oct 2004 01:47:35 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Rennyboy) wrote:
In an existing framed area matching the rough opening of your new
doors? Or with a new wall? Or opening a wall?
Yup, we can't see the job, we can't bid on it.
If it helps, a local company is replacing sliding glass doors with
French doors for $899, including the doors, which are a $600 set of
doors if you pick them up at the local box store.
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