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Cost of Garage Door Opener Installation

Garage Door Opener Installation Cost Factors

The cost of installing garage door openers 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. If you're ready to start your project, take a look at ProMatcher's Garage Door Opener Cost Report for even more information.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = no additional cost
$ = standard cost
$$ = increased cost.

What type of garage door opener do I want?

$ - Chain-drive opener.

$$ - Screw-drive opener.

$$ - Belt-drive opener.

Learn More: Types of Garage Door Openers

How many openers need to be installed?

$ - One opener installed on a single or double garage door.

$$ - When two separate openers need to be installed for two single doors.

How much power does the garage door opener need?

$ - ½ horsepower.

$$ - ¾ or more horsepower.

How many remotes or keypads need to be installed?

$ - One or two remotes/clickers.

$$ - When wireless keypad and additional remotes need to be installed.

$$ - When remotes are connected to Bluetooth or wireless Internet.

$$$ - When keypad entry uses fingerprint technology.

What security features do I need the garage door opener to have?

$ - When the door has reversing sensors and an anti-burglary rolling code feature.

$$ - When there is a battery back-up for power outages.


1. Will you come out and inspect my garage door opener?

2. How long will it take to install a new opener?

3. What type of garage door opener do you recommend?

4. Will I be able to use the garage door opener if there is a power outage?

5. Is the removal and disposal of the existing garage door opener included in the cost of installation?

6. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

7. Is there any warranty or service package available with the garage door opener?

8. Does the garage door opener require any regular maintenance?

9. Free Quotes from Garage Door Contractors

Related: Top Brands of Garage Doors and Openers

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