From the estimated 587 million feet of maple lumber currently in production in the United States, manufacturers can make maple entry doors of all shapes and sizes. While even the most basic, low-cost doors provide a simple and sturdy charm, more extravagant entryways can lend the home a unique flair. Read on to learn more about the costs of installing a new maple door.
General Prices for a Maple Entry Door
A basic, six-panel maple door usually starts somewhere around $200 to $400. With installation costs, a standard entry door starts around $200 to $700.
Homeowners should plan to spend anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 for a complete system that includes a pre-hung maple door in its frame, hinges, locksets, sidelights, and weatherstripping.
Maple Door Added Features
Whether homeowners seek the rare birdseye grain or the ideal finish for their maple door, contractors and manufacturers will often work with homeowners to design a maple door that matches their style and meets all of their needs. Because of maple's strength, the beauty of a maple door can be embellished with delicate and intricate patterns. To maximize home security, many manufacturers also offer practical options like draft-blocking thresholds and fire-proofing.
Many maple entry doors feature a decorative window, or even several windows, in the door. Homeowners may also opt to install sidelights (window panels on either side of the door) or a transom (window panels above the door). Depending on the complexity, thickness, and amount of glass used, window upgrades can add $600 to $3000 or more to the final maple door price.
Energy Efficiency and Tax Credits
Maple doors are generally not as energy efficient as other exterior door options. However, many manufacturers can now add polyurethane insulation cores to the door panels. This reinforcement boosts the R-value (i.e. thermal resistance) from R-2 for a standard maple entry door to around R-5 or higher. While an insulation core adds about $100 to $400 to the total cost, entry doors with additional insulation will help homeowners save money over the long term by lowering monthly energy bills.
Sustainably Sourced Maple Door
Maple is an abundant wood, often ranking first in the American lumber market. However, homeowners can purchase a solid maple door certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). While FSC-certified wood doors do tend to be more expensive, prices will vary depending on the manufacturer.
Summary: An Affordable, Customizable Choice
The sky is the limit as to how a homeowner can design, decorate, and otherwise improve their new investment. Still, a maple entry door can be a reasonably-priced addition to any home. To make a fully informed decision, homeowners should consult with a contractor. Get started today with HomeAdvancement’s easy links to find the ideal maple entry door for your home.