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Cost of garage door installation?

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Speaking briefly a garage door installation typically costs between $500 and $800. A professional can install a new door within five hours while an inexperienced home owner would have to spend around nine hours. So, does it make sense to do it yourself? Frankly speaking, it’s not a good idea. Most experts claim that a new garage door installation is a job for two persons requiring both advanced carpentry skills and profound knowledge of household electronic system.

So let’s estimate approximate cost of installing a new garage door using professional services.

Cost breakdown

Door installation cost will include:

    Locating a contractor - there are plenty of companies providing garage door installation services. It is always worth contacting at least 3 different companies and asking for quotations. Make sure that every quote you get includes costs for all door types as well all installation fees and prices for electric openers wiring. The typical prices range is specified below:

    • Single tilt-up models - the cost is between $400 and $700;
    • Single roll-up models - the cost is between $800 and $1000;
    • Custom roll-up models - the cost is between $1200 and $2000;
    • Solid wood custom models - from $2500 to $3000.

    Door style is incredibly important, but besides we need to consider other features - for instance, a window at the top of the door letting the light into your garage, door frames made of wood or steel, and garage door insulation that allows for significant reduction of energy costs - up to 20%.

    Door openers - there are many different openers for garage door that cost between $150 and $300. Secure automatic openers are a bit more expensive and may cost up to $50 more. Of course, it would affect the total cost of the project.

Costs and other things to consider

Width - another important characteristic to consider is door width. A garage door can be single or double-width. Both options have significant pros and cons, but one should be ready for serious modifications if he wants, let’s say, use a single-width door for a garage with two cars;

Lighting - a great number of homeowners choose exterior lighting when installing a new garage door. It’s a great solution when you have a professional electrician working on site as in this case you would save some money without the need to call the specialist twice;

Steel exterior doors - a garage and entry doors can be made in the same style. Actually, it would look really great. Therefore, together with a new garage door installation it would be a good idea to opt for a single 3x68 front door with locksets and half-glass. It’s always better to have more than one entrance (and exit, too) in your garage, isn’t it? A steel exterior door solution cost varies between $250 and $1000.