Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - $5,200 to install bilco doors and stairs? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-200-to-install-bilco-doors-and-stairs/514426/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Bilco doors are used to cover ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-200-to-install-bilco-doors-and-stairs/514426/ Bilco doors are used to cover an exterior stairway leading to a landing and entrance to a basement door below grade.<br/><br/>Usually they are metal and fit together to make a water resistant seal. Sometimes it is water tight and sometimes not.&nbsp; There are new products on the market that are a fiberglass type material.&nbsp; Much lighter and fit better.&nbsp; I think these are more expensive then the metal doors.<br/><br/>If that is the cost just for installing doors - I'd get a couple of quotes.&nbsp; It does seem high.&nbsp; If that is the cost including installing concrete steps it might be ok.<br/><br/> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-200-to-install-bilco-doors-and-stairs/514426/ 2013-10-13T13:53:00Z It is hard to say without ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-200-to-install-bilco-doors-and-stairs/514426/ It is hard to say without hearing more about the work being quoted like how many doors?&nbsp; Where are the stairs being installed in the house, inside or outside?&nbsp; Are the doors going to be finished turn key, trimmed out and painted?&nbsp; Are they in brick or siding?&nbsp; Are the doors the same size as the existing doors, if not, they will have to reframe the door ways and most likely change out the headers if they are bigger, which involves repairing the sheetrock and painting to match.&nbsp; A lot of factors come into play on any sort of remodel. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-200-to-install-bilco-doors-and-stairs/514426/ 2013-10-08T15:39:00Z I don't know what you are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-200-to-install-bilco-doors-and-stairs/514426/ I don't know what you are referring to with bilco doors?? But if you are referring to interior stairs, it is a process and I have seen a lot of contractors do them incorrectly.<br/><br/>I usually do things a bit on the overkill side but I don't have to go back on jobs either.<br/>I have always done stairs using a rough frame-in then cap with the finish product. <br/>I have seen some stairs simply built in place with no framing except for the sides and the finish pcs. nailed to each other. Not correct.<br/><br/>Stairs are also one of those areas where the labor will <em>probably</em> match the materials, finishing carpentry is a high dollar labor and justified.&nbsp;<br/>I would also ask for some references on the stairs.<br/>Maybe that will help you in determining the rest.<br/>-Joseph- Tue, 08 Oct 2013 10:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-200-to-install-bilco-doors-and-stairs/514426/ 2013-10-08T10:14:00Z