Replacing the doors in your home can be a great way to give your space an updated look, increase its value, and improve the energy efficiency of your home. Before scheduling a professional door replacement, you may have questions about what to expect during the entire process. One of the most common questions homeowners have is how long a professional door replacement will take. Depending on the type of doors, where they are located in your home, the number you are replacing, and how they are attached to the frame. In this blog, we will discuss how to estimate the timeline for a professional door replacement and the factors that can affect the timeline. To learn more about door installation and replacements for homes in Massachusetts, contact Precision Remodeling & Construction for professional expertise and services.

professional contractor performing a door replacement for an indoor outdoor glass sliding door

What Are the Signs It's Time to Replace the Doors In Your Home?


As we open and shut our doors multiple times each day, the constant wear and tear can eventually lead to signs of damage. Although, in some cases, it can be possible to repair the doors, there are specific signs that indicate it’s time for a full replacement. These signs include:

  • Difficulty opening or closing the door
  • Visible damage, such as cracks, dents, or warping
  • Drafts or air leaks around the door frame
  • Faded or peeling paint or finish on the door
  • The door no longer stays open or closed on its own
  • Excessive noise when opening or closing the door


If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to consider replacing your doors before they become a safety hazard or cause further damage to your home. At Precision Remodeling & Construction, we offer free consultations to assess the condition of your doors and recommend the best course of action.

What Factors Affect the Timeline of a Professional Door Replacement?

The amount of time it takes to complete a professional door replacement can vary depending on several factors.

Number of Doors Being Removed & Replaced

One of the biggest factors that can affect the timeline is the number of doors being replaced. If you are only replacing one door, it may only take a few hours. However, if you are replacing multiple doors throughout your home, the process will take longer. If the doors need to be removed with special care or if there is custom work involved, this will also add to the timeline.

Types of Doors Being Replaced

The type of door being replaced can also impact the timeline of the project. Different materials, such as wood or fiberglass, may require different installation techniques and take longer to complete. Front doors may take longer due to their size and potential for custom features such as decorative glass or hardware. Sliding or French doors may take longer due to their more intricate installation process.

door hinges and knobs to use during a professional door replacement

Condition of the Door Frame & Surrounding Areas

If the frame where you place the new door is in poor condition, this can add more time to the project. The frame may need to be repaired or replaced before the new door can be installed. If walls, flooring, and trim are damaged or do not fit properly with the new door, they may also need to be addressed.

Interior vs. Exterior Doors

Depending on if you are replacing the doors on the outside or inside of your home, this can also impact the timeline. Exterior doors may require additional weatherproofing and security features, which may cause the project to take longer. Interior doors may be simpler and quicker to replace, but if they are located in areas that are challenging to access, this can also affect the project duration.

Request a Free Professional Door Replacement Consultation with Precision Remodeling & Construction in Marblehead, MA

At Precision Remodeling & Construction, we understand that every home and door replacement project is unique. We provide personalized consultations to assess your needs and an accurate timeline for your door replacement. During our walkthrough, we will discuss the best styles and materials, the pricing estimate, and any other concerns or questions. To learn more and schedule your assessment, submit an online request or call us at 781-631-7555.

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