How Long Do Front Doors Last?


Your front door may last 30 years or more. It’s also common for doors to last for two or three generations (remember the house where you grew up and you’ll realise the door there has not been replaced).

How long do front doors last

Quality doors are designed to last and endure the heat, sunlight, wind, water, snow and other harsh elements outside. Even with minimal repair or without repaint for a decade, the door still stands strong and it ages well with the rest of the home. It’s especially the case when the door is made of solid timber because this material is highly resistant to cold and heat outside.

However, the solid timber door can still warp and split due to heat and cold (especially now when climate is getting harsh and weather is getting more extreme and unpredictable). We also have to think about the risks in the area such as if your home is located in or near a bushfire zone. The wood material (e.g. tempered hardboard or veneer finished solid core doors with 6mm tempered safety glass) should meet certain safety criteria. This way the door will last and even help protect the rest of your home. Although doors with a solid core resist fire (the fire has to burn through a lot of material), it’s still important to make sure the door meets the required safety criteria (e.g. BAL12.5, BAL19 and BAL29 criteria as specified in AS3959).

How much does it cost to replace a front door

You’ll be paying both for the new door and the installation required (from $400 to $2,000 for the door; labour could be $40 to $80 per hour). A whole day might be needed to complete the installation. It may also require changing or repairing the door casing and jamb which could further add to the cost. But also note that you might need to repaint your entire home frontage or update its overall design so that everything goes well for the door. This way everything looks new and consistent just like breathing a new life to your home.

If you need more information about the costs and the options you have when it comes to the front doors, you can first visit this page so you get a general idea. Once you’ve made your choice, our professional craftsmen will then make the necessary measurements and install the door according to the highest professional standards.