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Nov 4, 2019
Front door damage from dog. Is this fixable?
Hello. I was dog sitting my coworker's dog and he chipped up my wooden front door. My coworker has already agreed to pay for the repairs. I had a consultation with Home Depot regarding their door installation service. The rough estimate for a brand new door (plus hinges, sill, trim, etc) and labor charge was about $1800. Is there a method that could get this repaired for much less money? Perhaps some sort of patchwork and repainting? I am not handy at all so I would need to hire someone for that.
Dec 27, 2019

It can definitely be repaired, it would need extensive spackling, most likely with 2 part Bondo, then sended primed and painted.

this is something that should not take more than 6-8 hours in total, obviously it does require some skill.

Gordon Leonard answered:

Dec 9, 2019

The picture shows the door is stained wood.  The wood is repairable but the door will have to be painted or the repairs will be visible.

Do you know if the estimate from Home Depot was to replace the entire door assembly or just the (door(s)?).   If they estimated the cost including removal and replacement of door jambs, threshold, and door trim, then an alternative that could cost less would be to replace the door slabs only and keep the existing jambs and trim.

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