Since pine entry doors are relatively inexpensive and highly customizable, they are an affordable and attractive choice. The most basic, low-cost doors provide a simple, sturdy charm, while higher-end options offer the home a unique and extravagant flair. Read on for more information about the potential costs of a new pine door.
General Prices for a Pine Entry Door
The type of wood plays a large part in the cost of a new entry door. Since pine is on the cheaper end of the spectrum, basic, six-panel pine doors usually start around $200-$400. With installation costs, a standard pine entry door is about $200-$700. A pine door constructed with reinforced insulation, glass insets, and other added features can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 with installation.
For a complete system including a pre-hung pine door in its frame, hinges, locksets, sidelights, and weatherstripping, homeowners can expect spending anywhere between $2,000 to $4,000.
Added Features for A Pine Door
Contractors and manufacturers can often work with homeowners to design a pine entry door to fit their unique personality. Frequently added features for a pine door include decorative and hand-carved accents, glass side panels, and other stylistic embellishments. To maximize home efficiency and security, many manufacturers also offer options such as draft-blocking thresholds and fire-proofing.
Many pine entry doors feature a window, or several windows. Homeowners can choose 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, these upgrades usually cost an extra $600 to $3000 or more.
Energy Efficiency and Tax Credits
Many manufacturers add a polyurethane insulation core to their pine entry door's panels. This addition raises the R-value (i.e. its thermal resistance) from R-2 for a standard pine door to about R-5 or higher. An insulation core can add about $100-$400 to your total cost – pine doors with added insulation typically start around $300 to $600.
Sustainably Sourced Pine Entry Doors
Because some species of pine are currently endangered or at-risk, homeowners can purchase a pine door certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Although FSC-certified pine doors generally tend to be more expensive, prices vary depending on the manufacturer.
Summary: An Affordable Choice for Many Different Kinds of Homes
With hand-carved rustic or more ornate designs, a pine entry door offers elegance and versatility. While a homeowner can spend a lot of time and energy designing, decorating, and improving their new investment, their pine door price can still be reasonable. To make the best decision, it's recommended that homeowners consult with a contractor first. Get started today with HomeAdvancement’s easy links.