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How Much Does Garage Door Installation Cost?

Garage Door Installation Cost

The average cost of installing a single metal garage door is about $827 (including an automatic opener). However, there are several factors that may impact the cost, including the size, style, and material of the door. Use the list below to get a better understanding of how much your project will cost. When you're ready to get started, request a quote from a local pro using our free matching service.

Items that impact the cost:

1. Your geographic location.

Where do you live? Your geographic location might be an important cost factor. You should expect to pay higher prices for garage door installation in large metropolitan areas. The cost should be a little less in small towns and rural areas.

2. Are you replacing an existing garage door?

The removal, haul away, and disposal of the existing door may add to the cost of installation. Also, re-framing the door may come at an additional cost.

3. Is this for your home or business?

Commercial garage doors are typically more expensive than residential garage doors. Commercial-grade doors tend to be much larger and more durable.

4. How large is the garage?

As a general rule, larger garage doors will be more expensive. They are typically heavier and they can be more difficult to transport. A single door is almost always cheaper than a double door for a two-car garage.

Additionally, custom garage doors will cost more than store-bought or prefabricated doors.

5. What type of door are you installing?

There are several styles of garage doors to choose from, including 1) sectional roll-up doors, 2) tilt-up doors, and 3) swing out doors. The most affordable option is typically a one-piece tilt-up (or swing-up) door. However, the most popular style is the sectional door because it can be opened and closed with an automatic opener.

6. What is the door made of?

Garage doors can be made of aluminum, steel, fiberglass (or composite wood), natural wood, or vinyl. Natural wood doors can be very expensive, depending on the species of wood. Metal and vinyl garage doors tend to be the most economical choice.

7. Will the door have windows?

Garage doors with windows and glass inserts are typically more expensive.

8. Is the door well-insulated?

Insulated garage doors are more expensive than those without any insulation. Garage door energy efficiency is determined by an R-value rating. As the R-value increases, so does the energy efficiency of the door.

9. Would you like to install an opener?

The cost of garage door opener installation is not typically included in the cost of installing the door. There are several types of openers available. Keep in mind, belt-drive openers tend to be much quieter than chain-drive models. This is one of the reasons why they are a little more expensive.

10. Is everything included in the price?

All of the necessary hardware for installation should be included in the cost estimate. This includes tracks, rollers, springs, cables, hinges, and all of the other necessary nuts and bolts. Make sure to get everything in writing to avoid confusion when it comes time to pay the bill.

Use our free matching service to find local garage door contractors in your area. We recommend getting at least 2 or 3 price quotes before hiring a pro for your project. Take a few minutes to verify the contractor is properly licensed and insured before signing a contract.

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