One of the most common questions we get is “how much is a bulletproof door?” We typically tell people to expect bulletproof doors to cost about $5,000. This is a general price that isn’t an exact quote. If you want to harden your physical security using bulletproof doors, the price will depend on your unique project.
In this blog, we’ll break down the different factors that influence bulletproof door price so you can get an answer to the question “how much is a bulletproof door?”
Different Types of Bulletproof Doors
Bullet Guard offers four different types of bulletproof doors:
- Solid core wood doors. With a wood core and fiberglass panels, wood doors offer robust protection in UL Levels 1 through 8.
- All-clear bulletproof glass doors. All-clear doors made from acrylic or polycarbonate materials offer high visibility; they’re available in UL Levels 1, 2, and 3.
- Full and half lite doors. Customize your level of visibility with windowed aluminum or stainless steel doors, available in UL Levels 1 through 8.
- Hollow metal doors. The ultimate form of practical protection, hollow metal steel bulletproof doors are available in UL Levels 1 through 8.
Our bulletproof doors are designed to blend seamlessly with the environment and engineered to stop bullets. Most bulletproof doors are virtually indistinguishable from their non-rated counterparts.
Why Are Bulletproof Doors So Expensive?
On the surface, a bulletproof door might look like any other door. However, in order to resist bullets, doors need special components, engineering, testing, and fabrication—all factors that cost more than a typical, non-rated door.
For instance, the hardware used on bulletproof doors is specially designed to withstand impact and not sag under the increased weight of a bullet-resistant door over time. The invisible fiberglass panels trap bullets, keeping people and property safe on the other side. And the aesthetics match the existing architecture, making facilities physically secure without feeling constrained, boxed in, or otherwise uncomfortable.
Choosing a higher bulletproof level will also contribute to a higher cost, as will a custom door design. Certain designs can require a high level of expertise and skill to recreate in bulletproof designs, such as oversize, all-clear bulletproof doors. For many of our customers, the one-time investment in their bulletproof door is worth the security and peace of mind.
If you have specific hardware you want to use, design you want to see realized, or any other specific need, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We can walk you through the process of making your ballistic bulletproof door design functional and provide a quote for the project.
Learn More About Your Bulletproof Door Options and Get a Quote From Bullet Guard
Since 1976, the Bullet Guard team has supported California and the American Southwest in protecting what matters most. We’re proud to design and fabricate high-quality ballistic products like bulletproof doors. If you’re interested in hardening your facility’s physical security, please contact us today. We can help you find the right door for your situation; to get started, fill out the contact form or request a quote.