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What Does a Multi-slide or Oversized Door Cost?

Oversized doors are an increasingly popular item on homeowner’s wish lists. They open the house to connect with the outdoors and help create the illusion of space for today’s smaller homes. Naturally, a key question to ask is, how much do these expansive doors cost? The cost of the doors depends on your project size opening, the door style and design that you select. Of course, you can begin your project by asking for a quote, but without knowing your design alternatives you won’t really know if the quote is high or low for what you want and need.

A better way to get a handle on how much an oversized door like a multi-slide, lift and slid or bi-fold door will cost is first to identify what goes into the price of these doors. Here is a list of door features that you’ll want to consider as you plan and these choices will drive the cost of the doors.

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Marvin Multi-Slide Door Installation

Size of Your Wall Opening

It all begins with the size of your wall opening. Do you want an entire wall of glass or specifically what size opening do you desire? The size of your opening will determine how many panels you’ll need, which then determines your structural requirements. To get a cost estimate you might want to sketch two options, one option would be your dream door and a second option would be a pared back version or a smaller opening. Getting these maximum and minimum sizes identified will also help the sales expert present the most cost effective door options for your space and requirements. Woodland’s showroom Marvin Multi-Side door is 14’ X 10’ and includes three panels.

Number of Panels

Folding doors generally made up of three panels that fold to one side or both. Siding doors systems begin with at least three panels.  The number of panels you’ll need depends on the size of your wall opening combined with how you want the doors to operate. The number of panels will then determine the wall depth and the threshold size, which all contribute to calculating the cost.

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Marvin Multi-Slide Threshold Installation

Type of Door

Doors come in a myriad of materials. The common are aluminum, wood, wood clad or vinyl. The type of door contributes to the overall weight of the door, and influences the construction requirement for a to support the large opening for the doors. You’ll also want to consider designing overheads for protection.

Finish Options

Here’s an area where you can have a direct affect your budget by selecting finishes like glass, door hardware, finishes that are budget friendly.

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Marvin Bi-Fold Doors

Guidelines to Determine Costs

Generally speaking, expansive doors will range from $1,000. - $1,300. per linear foot depending on the manufacturer’s system and your design choices. Installation, generally speaking may run $100. - $150. per linear foot depending on the complexity of your project. A knowledgeable dealer can help you optimize the size and panels for best pricing.  Again, generally speaking, sliding doors are a more complex design and will cost more than folding doors. Although the sliding doors can provide unobstructed views. Selecting a manufacturer stock color will save you money as well.

Lastly, begin with a door manufactured by a quality company like Marvin and always select a certified installer and in the long run you’ll save money.

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