$270 – $650
Average Cost Estimate
$350 – $1,650
$650 – $3,500
|Type of Door||Steel / Aluminum||Steel / Aluminum||Steel / Wood|
|Door Size (Cars)||1 or 2 Cars||1 or 2 Cars||1 or 2 Cars|
|Windows||None||None / Yes||Yes|
|Insulated Door||Not Insulated||Insulated||Insulated|
|Special Features||None||No / Possibly||Yes|
|Garage Door Opener||Not Included||Basic Door Opener||High-End Opener|
|Supplies Cost||$0 – $50||Included||Included|
|Installed By||DIY / Helper||Professional||Professional|
|Permits and/or Survey||$0 – $150||$0 – $250||$0 – $250|
Replacing the garage door is a common home update when the door is showing its age or won’t operate smoothly even after adjustments. On the positive side, a 2017 national home remodeling survey by Remodeling Magazine revealed excellent return on investment. Replacing a standard garage door brought a 77% return on the garage door cost when selling the home; an upscale door produced a surprising 85% cost-to-value return along with improved curb appeal. If your garage door is old, broken, or just needs to be replaced for visual appeal, you can be assured the investment will pay off in the long run.
This Costimate covers garage door prices for standard and upscale doors plus the estimated installation cost, so you’ll have an accurate estimate of your total cost for DIY and professional installation. In addition to cost variables, we provide an overview of related costs that may be incurred at the same time, as well as a section where pros and other homeowners have shared the price they paid for garage door replacement. If you’ve recently replaced your door, please consider sharing the cost by completing the project form at the bottom of the page.
Steel panel garage door prices start at less than $400 for a one-car garage door you install and range to more than $8,000 for wood, 2-car garage doors with pro installation. Where on that spectrum your new garage door cost falls will be based on these factors.
If you’re unsure about your needs, Angies List has a great write-up to help you decide which of the features you might want, based on your needs and home.
Let’s itemize the garage door costs we’ve mentioned before looking at garage door installation prices.
Permits and Inspection Cost
Related Costs and Installation Time
You’ve got two basic options for professional garage door installation:
The garage door installation cost typically includes assembling the door onsite, installing the track and opener, hanging the door, attaching it to the garage door opener and making balance adjustments for smooth operation. Garage door installation is usually a two-person job. The cost will be on the upper end of the spectrum when an old door and opener must be removed.
As for wiring, even in new construction, the garage is typically wired with an outlet in the ceiling for a garage door opener. If not, expect to pay an electrician $150-$250 for the job.
Garage Door Install Time Schedule
With an experienced two-person crew, this is a job that goes quickly.
I’ve never installed my own garage door. I’ve done repairs like fixing a broken track, single panel or wheel, and also installed my own door openers in the past as well, but never tackled replacing the door itself. Regardless, having seen a garage door spring come loose on a friend one time, I think I’d leave this one to a pro to do.
|Costimates||$820||$320 – $2,500|
|Fixr||$650||$400 – $3,500|
|HomeAdvisor||$1,070||$300 – $2,000|
|HomeWyse||$780||$295 – $1,800|
|RemPros||$835||$310 – $3,350|
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