How Much Does a Garage Door Cost?
We gathered the numbers to help you determine how much to budget for your new door, depending on size, type, material and more.
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A garage door isn’t only a functional element of your home. It can also be a statement piece that significantly influences your home’s curb appeal.
When I had to replace my old garage doors a few years back, I was surprised at just how much choice I had. I opted for wood to complement the rustic style of my property. I paid a little more than average because I went with professional door removal and installation.
Most people pay $500 to $2,000 for garage door installation. However, the actual cost can vary based on several factors (see below). You could pay as little as $250 or as much as $10,000.
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Factors Affecting Garage Door Cost
There are many factors to consider with garage door installation. If you want a professional installation or your old door removed, you’ll pay extra.
Different materials offer different benefits and come at various prices. Wood might require more maintenance, while steel might be more durable.
Design can significantly influence cost. Doors with windows can be up to 70% more expensive than those without. A basic stock model without frills can run between $800 and $1,500. Specialty doors can cost two to three times more.
Here are typical garage door prices by size:
- One-car garage: $500 to $3,000.
- Two-car garage with double door: $800 to $5,000.
- Two-car garage with two single doors: $1,200 to $4,900.
- Three-car garage with a single and extra door: $1,400 to $7,000.
- Three-car garage with three single doors: $1,700 to $7,200.
Insulated garage doors, which control the temperature inside the garage, cost more than standard doors. They typically range from $600 to $3,000.
Garage Door Cost by Type
The type you choose is just as influential as the material. I went with French doors for my double garage, in beautiful oak. Yes, they’ll need more maintenance than other materials. But they should last for many years.
Sectional garage door
The most common type seen in neighborhoods, it consists of several small panels hinged together.
Price: $500 to $1,800.
Tilt-up garage door
A solid piece that swings out to open.
Price: $400 to $1,600.
Carriage house garage door
A traditional, upscale door, often with an arched top.
Price: $1,200 to $8,000.
Roll-up garage door
A durable option that slides into tracks.
Price: $600 to nearly $3,000.
Glass roll-up garage door
A high-style option often used for commercial spaces.
Price: $1,000 to $7,000.
French garage doors
Suited for country-inspired architecture.
Price: $2,000 to $6,000.
Walk-through garage doors
Features a standard-sized door within the garage door.
Price: $700 to $6,000.
Garage Door Cost by Material
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Material is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make with a garage door. It will influence the door’s appearance, durability, maintenance and cost.
Aluminum is a good choice for humid climates and contemporary homes.
- Pros: Lightweight, rust-resistant, modern appearance.
- Cons: Dents easily.
- Price: $600 to $2,900.
Wooden garage doors exude a classic charm and can be customized with various finishes and designs. However, they require regular maintenance to prevent rotting and warping.
- Pros: Aesthetic appeal, customizable.
- Cons: Requires regular maintenance, can be expensive.
- Price: $900 to $4,500
Steel doors are known for their durability and strength. They can be insulated, are available in various styles, and require minimal maintenance.
- Pros: Durable, low maintenance, versatile in design.
- Cons: Can rust in humid climates.
- Price: $650–$3,200
Composite (fake wood)
Composite doors mimic the appearance of wood but are made from recyclable materials. They offer the look of wood without the maintenance.
- Pros: Eco-friendly, mimics wood, low maintenance.
- Cons: Can be more expensive than real wood.
- Price: $650 to $4,800
Vinyl garage doors are lightweight, durable and resist dents. They come in various designs but can be limited in color options.
- Pros: Durable, dent-resistant, low maintenance.
- Cons: Limited color options.
- Price: $800 to $2,500
Fiberglass doors are lightweight and can mimic the texture of wood. They resist denting but can fade over time due to UV exposure.
- Pros: Lightweight, can mimic wood texture, dent-resistant.
- Cons: Fade over time.
- Price: $800 to $2,700
Garage Door Installation Cost
The average labor cost is $350 per door, not including materials. This can vary based on the complexity of the installation and any additional services required, like old door removal or custom features.
DIY installation is an option, but it’s essential to understand the risks and challenges involved. Note this doesn’t include running electricity or installing automatic openers. If you need to hire an electrician, your cost will increase.
Jon Russell of Precision Garage Door Service says, “Most of the injuries [with DIY garage door installation] occur when homeowners try using the wrong tools, like long screwdrivers or one-half-inch-drive socket extensions, to wind or unwind the springs.
“Garage doors can weigh over 400 pounds depending on the material, thickness, door size and added windows, and they are highly dangerous when homeowners try to adjust or remove any parts that can be essential.”
For professional installation, budget an extra $65 to $85 per hour, or $100 to $700. And if you need the old door removed, expect to pay an additional $100 for removal and disposal.