Approximate Price of Sliding and Dutch Doors Only
Reader PATRICK in FREDERICK writes:
“I was looking for a “approximate” price on metal sliding doors for an existing pole barn that is being refurbished. Also interested in the life stock dutch doors.
Could you give me a ballpark price on the following items plus shipping to Frederick, Maryland.
- Qty 3: 9′ x 9′ metal door plus mounting hardware.
- Qty 2: Metal Frame type double dutch door for horse stalls. 4′ x 8′ would be ideal. Your brochure describes it as a metal frame with wood inserts. Does this come with a Metal Jam or is it just the door.
- Any recommend material to seal sliding doors when closed, including latches, etc.
All work and installation is being done by the owner, me.
Thanks for your consideration and help.”
Thank you for your interest. Hansen Pole Buildings only furnishes doors with an investment into a complete post frame building kit package, as shipping doors by themselves all too often results in damage – and freight claims are no fun to pursue.
Many variables will influence prices of sliding doors – will doors slide only one direction, or will they be split (also known as bi-parting) and open both directions. Will steel siding for doors and appropriate fasteners need to be furnished, or will you be acquiring your own? Are you looking for a high quality ‘simple’ door, or are you looking for something having features such as crossbucks and glass (http://www.plyco.com/Content/files/specPDFs/ChampionSlidingDoor.pdf)? Price ranges without freight could be from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per door.
Our metal frame type dutch door has metal inserts backed with plywood. These doors are hung in steel jambs. Not for those faint of pocketbook they run over a thousand dollars a door, but they are certainly going to prove to be durable.
I always remind people – I can design a sliding door with virtually an airtight seal, however anguish and frustration will be involved to undo numerous door perimeter screws every time it needs to be opened. For practical purposes, assume a sliding door will close tight enough to allow your neighbor’s cat to enter your building.
If you want a better sealing door, check out overhead doors.Many horse owners have gone to overhead doors on their equine buildings for this very reason.