Garage Door Prices – It Is Better to Shop Around

Various factors affect the price of a new garage door. If you’re looking for a way to significantly cut the cost of your new garage door, installing the door yourself is a great way. The installation fees are a significant cost next to the price of the door itself. If you’re patient or handy with a hammer, you’ll be able to read the instruction manual and effectively install your door. In addition to the installation fee, there are other “hidden” costs that you may not have considered. If you need a particularly wide garage opening, or if your garage door needs to withstand environmental hazards specific to your area (like polyurethane insulation for freezing weather), your door will generally cost more than the basic 16’x7′ door. A standard garage door ranges anywhere from $300-$3,000 depending on the material, purpose, and size of the door.

The outline below is of the standard price points for standard garage doors:

$300-$500 (self-installed)

Standard 16’x7′ door. This price range does not include installation. However, you will be able to buy a door with a steel-clad and additional insulation. Your door comes with a detailed instruction manual if you plan on installing the door yourself. You will probably need 2 or 3 people to help you out with some of the more labor-intensive parts. Another nice part about it is that you can do install the door using the basic toolset you have lying around your house.

$400-$700 (installed for you)

Standard 16’x7′, tilt-up or roll-up wood or aluminum door. This is a perfect door for the majority of homes. It’s incredibly lightweight and the aluminum makes it virtually impossible to rust. However, the aluminum version of this door does dent very easily. The installation fee is usually included for doors in this price range.

$600-$700 (professionally installed for you)

The standard price range for a new basic 16’x7′ non-insulated garage door. The professional installation fee is included in the price for these particular doors.

$750-$1,200 (professionally installed for you)

The general price range for a new 16’x7′ door, including installation. Garage doors at the lower end of this price range tend to be a single sheet of metal, with no installation. Doors on the higher end of this price range have foam insulation between two durable metal panels. The metal sheets at the higher end of the price range have thicker metal pieces and more insulation. They also have weather tolerance agents directly applied to doors to prevent rusting, peel, and cracking. Steel doors also don’t ever need to be repainted as often as wood doors. The only downside is if dents, it is pretty hard to fix it yourself.

$1,200-$2,000 (professionally installed for you)

Standard, high-grade 16’x7′ roll up garage door with stained wood door panels. If you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, garage doors in the price range provide the most value. The price really depends on the type of wood you choose and if you decide to add any additional panel decorations.

$1,200 (professionally installed for you)

The general price for a larger, quality 16’x8′ steel garage door. Solid steel panels are used for the exterior with 2 inches of polyurethane foam as insulation. It comes with a pre-painted exterior that is incredibly low maintenance. I would not suggest that you try to install this door yourself. They tend to be incredibly heavy and require specialized tools to install.

$800-$1,000 (professionally installed for you)

Standard, insulated 16’x7′ sectional roll-up garage door. It is insulated and ready to be painted any color you like.

$1,300 (professionally installed for you)

If you live in an area that experiences incredibly high winds, this is the price range where you’ll be able to find a high wind-resistant garage door.

$2,500-$3,000 (professionally installed for you)

Custom-built, highest quality wood garage door. A lot of people prefer the natural look and feel of wood for their garage doors. However, if you don’t take care of your garage door consistently, it’ll start warping and cracking as it ages. Regular maintenance is required to keep your door looking great. Furthermore, the large, irregular size of these wood garage doors add to the overall cost, such as an 18’x18′ door for someone that owns a motor home.

There are multiple factors that affect the price of your garage door. If you just need a quick fix, there are $300 doors or you need a high-end $3,000 plus garage door for your luxury home, there is a garage door out there for you. So get out there and start looking around to find the best service, quality, and affordable garage door prices.

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