How Much Does a Garage Door Cost?
Looking into buying a new garage door? That’s a great idea! Replacing your garage door is one of the most valuable investments you can make in your home.
Before you move forward with the project, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost to buy and install a new door. That really depends on a number of factors. Here’s a breakdown of costs so you can get an idea about what to expect.
Types of Garage Doors
There are many factors that can impact how much a garage door costs and how expensive installation will be. The style of door, material it’s made out of, how heavy it is, how it will open, insulation, and what kind of opener it uses can all affect cost. Some of these factors affect the cost of the door itself while others impact installation costs.
One thing that affects garage door price the most is the material it’s made from.
The second biggest factor that impacts garage door prices is whether it’s a single or double wide door. A single 96” wide door can cost as low as $324, while a 192” double wide door can cost as low as $734.
Garage door installation companies like Ex-Cello Overhead Door can provide you with pricing guides to help you determine the exact cost of the door you want to buy.
Door Installation Costs
On top of the price of your door, you also need to consider installation costs. Technically, you could install a garage door yourself and save on this expense. However it’s very easy to make minor mistakes in installation that can cause damage to small parts when you try to use your door. Then you’ll have to pay to replace these parts and hire an installation service. So it’s better to work with professionals to install your door the right way the first time.
Hiring a professional garage door installer can cost as little as $700. But some services cost more than this. If you require complicated electrical installation or removal and disposal of your old door, it will cost more. If your door is particularly heavy it will require more laborers to lift it, which also costs more. To get a more exact idea of how much your garage door installation will cost, call ExCello with information about your home and new door. We can provide you with a quote of itemized costs.
Garage Door Opener Cost
Another factor that most people overlook when figuring out garage door installation costs is their opener. If you’re simply replacing your garage door, there’s a chance you can use your current garage door opener with the new door. However if they’re not compatible with each other (for example, the new door is too heavy for the old opener), then you’ll need to buy a new one.
How much your new garage door will cost depends on the type of opener and brand. Here are the main types of garage door openers:
- Chain drive opener — This is a traditional system using a chain connected to a motor. They’re usually loud and clunky but not very expensive.
- Belt drive opener — This system uses a rubber belt instead of a chain. They are much quieter and smoother than other belt types.
- Direct drive opener — This system uses a stationary chain and a steel rail with only one moving part. It’s the quietest of all the garage door openers.
Different garage door openers also offer features that can make them more or less expensive. Some smart openers include features such as:
- Battery backup
- LED lighting
- Parking assist
- Smart app for remote control
Another thing to consider is which brand of opener you want to purchase. Brands like Craftsman and Genie tend to offer more economical solutions than Chamberlain. Liftmaster is the most expensive brand. Depending on the brand and type of opener you choose, it can cost you between $100-$2,000.
Maintenance and Replacement Parts
Another thing to consider in your garage door cost is maintenance and replacement parts. All garage doors require maintenance at some point or another. Different types of garage doors require maintenance more frequently. An authentic wooden door, for example, requires regular maintenance. Vinyl and steel doors tend to be more durable and require less care.
So, you’ll need to pay for labor for garage door repair, unless it’s something you can easily fix yourself. You can expect maintenance service costs to be less than installation service, since it rarely requires removal of your door.
Repair costs also depend on what’s broken and needs maintenance. Here’s a breakdown of the average repair cost of different garage door parts:
|Pulleys||$102 – $150|
|Torsion Springs||$95 – $165|
|Extension Springs||$50 – $95|
|Panel replacement||$646 – $1,078|
|Opener||$50 – $461|
Now you know there are a lot of factors that can impact how much your new garage door will cost. There’s the type of door, insulation, opener type, installation, maintenance and spare parts to consider. On the high end, you can expect to pay up to $5,000 for your residential garage door installation. On the low end, it could cost less than $1,000. If you want to learn the exact cost, just reach out to ExCello for a quote. But before you do, be sure to check out our monthly specials at the bottom of our homepage to get a discount on your garage door installation service.
Putting cost aside, the most important thing to remember is that a new garage door is well worth the investment. Getting a new garage door can improve your home’s appearance, curb appeal, and heating bill. It can help you save money at home or earn more money if you sell. Of all the home improvement options out there, it offers some of the highest return on initial investment.