Front Door Installation

Front door installation is not an easy process since it requires precision and care, not to mention choosing the right door for your house - and that’s why it’s best done by professionals.

You want your entry door to look good, be secure, and protect you from any kind of bad weather - whether it’s rain, heat, or snow.

We are the professionals who can install that kind of entry door for you - welcome to Vinyl Light!

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Exterior Front Door Installation in Toronto and GTA

If you’ve been looking to get affordable, but good-quality steel front entry doors installation in Toronto, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve been handling door installation and replacement for more than a decade and guarantee to offer the best steel entry doors installation services near you.

Our door installation process may differ depending on the particular opening and type of door. For pre-hung doors (when the door and the frame come as one unit), it would go like this.

Steel Entry Door Installation Cost

✅ Door Type Steel Entry Door
✅ Models in our catalogs

$400+

✅ Installation cost $600+
✅ Steel door price $699+
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    Step 1. Taking measurements

    The following things are needed for the right door production:

    • The height and width of the door frame
    • The jamb and sill depth
    • The hinges position
    • Inswing or outswing operation.
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    Step 2. Removing the old door and frame

    If there’s a storm door in the opening, we go ahead and remove it first. Then, we remove the door bell if there’s one. After that, it’s time to proceed to the door itself.

    We score along the exterior trim with a utility knife and then pry it off. The new pre-hung door will have new brickmold so there’s no need to keep the old one.

    From the inside, we use a screwdriver and hammer to remove the hinge pins after which we pull out the door slab. Next comes unscrewing the latch plates after which we use a reciprocating saw to cut the screws around the existing frame.

    Once it’s done, we carefully push the top of the jamb out from the inside and then remove the old frame.

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    Step 3. Preparing to install the new door

    We need to check that the subfloors are level and the sides are plumb. Then, we use a square to make sure that all four corners of our rough opening are lining up. Any old insulation, caulking and debris must be removed. A few beads of caulking are run at the bottom of the framing.

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    Step 4. Installing the new door

    We take the door and sit its bottom on the sill and tilt to the top into place. Then, we use shims to keep the pre-hung door in the door frame.

    We make that everything is level and straight after which we finish driving in the screws we drove partway in previously. We check for plumb once again and finish driving the rest of the screws.

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    Step 5. Final touches

    After everything’s been checked, we can install the lockset and the deadbolt, cut the shims and inject the insulation and cover it up with the interior trim and the brickmold outside. The caulking is applied along the perimeter to seal the door.

Our clients ask

  • Are iron entry doors worth it?

    Iron is one of the most resilient and durable materials you can select for the front doors. They are secure, resistant to moisture, rot, fire, and insects. Most importantly, since steel front doors exude elegance, they will add value to your home.

  • Is steel or fiberglass better for a front door?

    Both options have their pros and cons. Steel door is usually a #1 option because of its low maintenance, price and variety of options. But it can rust when scratched and can have dents. Fiberglass will never rust and is resilient to dents, but it's a pricier option which is usually chosen for its wooden look.

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  • How much does it cost to put up a front door?

    The average cost range for the exterior door installed is $1300 to $2500. Front doors usually are more expensive: $1800 - $3500, having a variety of custom options added like color, glass, sidelite/transom and a fancy handle. Side and back doors are $1300 to $2000 or $3000 for a french door on average. The labor costs to install an exterior door ranges from $600 to $1500.

  • Can I install entry door myself?

    If you can handle basic carpentry tasks, you'll have no trouble installing a new pre-hung entry door in a day. The hardest part is to properly shim and level the door and you will definitely need an extra pair of hands to help you. Figure on another day to finish the details and start painting the door. Front door paint adds personality and curb appeal.

  • Can you install a new door without replacing the frame?

    There are several reasons for replacing a door, including better appearance and curb appeal, increased security, or because the old door has become worn or otherwise damaged. The question then becomes, can you replace a door without replacing the frame? The answer is yes, you can. As long as the door frame is in good condition, and the new door panel is the same size as the old one, replacing a door without replacing the frame is not a recommended option for the best seal, but certainly a possibility.

  • Do door frames get installed before or after drywall?

    Normally doors get installed after the drywall is hung, taped, and finished, but you also have the option to start hanging doors before drywall. One of the biggest advantages to installing them after drywall, is that your doors will stay cleaner and will be less likely to be damaged.

  • How long does it take to install an exterior door?

    Replacing an exterior door will take, on average, 4-6 hours. An interior door can be done slightly quicker, as it does not require the same caulking, flashing, and other weatherproofing steps. Installation of an interior door can usually be completed in 1-2 hours.

  • Should there be a gap between door and frame?

    How much of a gap should there be? You still need to allow enough space between the door and the frame for it to function properly. Recommended gaps between the sides and top should be about ⅛ inch, while the gap between the door and sill should be about ¼ - ½ inch.

  • What is the best exterior door frame?

    Vinyl composite door frames are extremely durable, which is why they rank at the top of our list. They're able to withstand the regular wear and tear from everyday door usage, along with so much more. As a waterproof material, vinyl is rot and rust-resistant and is stronger than wood, making it more secure. Fiberglass frames which usually come with fiberglass doors have the same qualities, but cost more.

  • Is it ok to see light around the exterior door?

    If you can see light and gaps around your outside door, it is a good indication that your weatherstripping needs to be improved or replaced. These gaps create draft and are costing you extra on your energy bill by allowing heated and conditioned air to escape your home. They also let dust and bugs in.

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Steel Front Entry Doors in Toronto and GTA?

As you can see, steel exterior door installation is no walk in the park and requires a professional to do it properly.

At Vinyl Light, we are ready to offer you the best steel entry doors installation price and top-notch quality services from our professional team.

To find out the actual cost to install steel entry doors in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, please contact the Vinyl Light team for a price estimation.

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