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Garage Door Installation Cost Guide

A quality garage door not only helps to protect your vehicles but also acts as an essential component of your home's security system. Garage doors vary widely in size, style and components and can be matched to the architecture of the rest of the house. Most homes will have a garage door installed at the time of construction, but over the years, the frequent opening and closing of the door may necessitate the installation of a replacement door.

National Install a Garage Door Costs

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National Install a Garage Door Costs
Average reported cost $984
Number of Cost Profiles 7590 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $55
Maximum reported cost $2,000
Most homeowners spent between: $835 to $1,115

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Average Garage Door Installation Cost

The average garage door installation cost is $890. Most homeowners spend between $770 and $1,015 to have a garage door professionally installed. At minimum, expect to spend $400 for a garage door installation, while $1,400 has been the maximum cost reported for this type of a project.

Types of Garage Doors

There are many different types of garage doors. A basic garage door consists of thin, steel metal panels that lift overhead. Most garage doors roll up, although some swing open. Garage doors may also have windows installed to let light into the room, a feature that adds cost. Solid wood doors cost the most to install. The installation of a single door will cost less than a double-wide door, but some homes are built to include two side-by-side single doors rather than one double-wide door. In addition to the door made for cars to enter and exit, many garages also have entry doors for people to use. A basic garage entry door will cost around $100 not including hardware for locks.

Garage Door Installation Considerations

Garage doors with added insulation or thicker steel are more expensive than a basic steel door, and custom colors or styles will add to the overall curb appeal of a home but cost more to install. Putting in a new garage door opener also adds to both the materials and labor costs. Homeowners who want extra garage door opener remote controls or custom safety sensors will pay marginally more for these options. If the garage does not already have wiring for an electrical garage door opener, there will be an added cost to hire an electrician and obtain the proper local permits to do the work.

Last updated on May 17, 2016

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