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Cost of Garage Door Installation

Garage Door Installation Cost Factors

The cost of installing garage doors will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost

What style of garage door do I want?

$ - Swing up or swing out door

$$ - Sectional roll-up door

$$$ - Carriage House Door

How many garage doors need to be installed?

$ - One garage door

$$ - One double garage door

$$ - Two or more separate garage doors

What material do I want the garage door to be?

$ - Aluminum or Steel

$$ - Vinyl

$$ - “Sandwiched” Steel with insulation

$$ - Composite Wood or Fiberglass

$$$ - Natural wood

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What size garage door is needed?

$ - Factory-ordered door with standard dimensions (8'x7' for single, 16'x7' for double)

$$ - When door must be customized or special ordered

What type of garage door opener do I want?

$ - Chain drive garage door opener

$$ - Screw drive garage door opener

$$ - Belt drive garage door opener

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What type of insulation does the door need to have?

$ - When door is little to insulation

$$ - When door has R-value less than 10 (the greater the R-value the greater the insulation)

$$$ - When door has R-value over 10

Do I need any specialty features or upgrades?

$$ - Commercial hardware with extended warranty

$$ - Improved weather stripping

$$ - Custom lighting

$$ - Decorative glass windows

Do I need any extra remotes for my electric garage door opener?

$ - When only basic remotes/clickers are needed

$$ - When additional remotes/clickers need to be added


1. How long do you expect installation to take?

2. What type of garage door do you recommend?

3. What type of door requires the least amount of maintenance?

4. Will the new garage door fit where my old door fit?

5. Do new tracks need to be installed to accommodate the new door?

6. Is there any warranty of service package available with the garage door?

7. Is the removal and disposal of the existing garage door included in the cost estimate?

8. Does the quote include permit inspection fees and cleanup?

9. Is the installation of the electric opener included in the cost estimate?


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