How Much Does A Garage Door Cost To Install Or Replace?
Garage Door Installation Cost
Nationally, the average cost to install a new garage door is $1,020 with most homeowners spending between $878–$1,420, depending on the style, size, and quality you choose. Installing a single car garage door could cost as little as $500 to $800. This price includes the doors, labor, tracks, and materials.
|National Average Cost||$1,020|
|Average Range||$878 to $1,420|
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Garage Door Replacement Cost
The average cost for garage door replacement is $324 to $630 for the doors, and the labor costs about $280 to install it. If you‘re installing the exact same type of door and all the supporting parts are working correctly for your existing garage, then you’ll only need to pay for the new garage door.
|Garage Item||Average Cost|
|Garage Door Opener||$240|
Garage Doors Prices
The prices of garage doors vary from $324 for a single 96” wide door, to $734 for 192” wide double doors. Cost factors affecting the price are door size, door style, door material, how it will open, the opener, the light, and if it will be insulated. Most people will pay $1,020 for materials and installation for their new garage door.
|Garage Item||Average Cost|
|Wooden Garage Doors||$500–$1,230|
|Wood Composite Doors||$800–$2,000|
Garage Door Installation Cost Factors
While it’s possible to install a garage door yourself, it can be helpful to hire someone to do it for you because he/she has already installed hundreds of doors and can have yours in place within an hour or two, not to mention the safety in having a professional install it.
In addition to the cost of the door and general installation labor, you may have to pay extra for:
- Removal and disposal of old door
- Style of your door
- Material it’s made of
- Manpower – the bigger (heavier) the door, more lifting power is needed
- Electrical service and wiring for opener and lights
- Replacement parts
Garage Door Opener Installation Cost
On average, to garage door opener installation costs between $127 and $200 depending on the brand, model, power, and type of garage door your have. There are three main types of garage door openers. Electrical openers are the most popular, and some will work with a smart app so you can control the door from your phone. Others offer LED lighting, battery backup, parking assist, beam photo-eye, and auto-locking. Lowe’s quotes the following prices for an electrical opener:
- Belt driven – A belt-driven garage door opener works on a steel-reinforced, rubber belt that lowers or raises the garage door. Its benefits include fewer moving parts, which mean less maintenance and quieter operation. $168–$268
- Chain driven – The chain-driven garage door opener is noisy, with the chain rattling every time the door is raised or lowered. It is a more economical solution, so if there are no living quarters near your garage, it could be a good choice. Works well with aluminum doors. $128–$158
- Direct drive – The direct-drive system has one moving part—the motor. In this situation, the motor travels up and down the mechanism to raise or lower the garage door. It’s quiet and efficient. $295–$438
Opener Lift Power 
- Max Lift Power - Equivalent to 1 1/4 HPS. Ideal for: Areas with extreme weather conditions. Heavier or one-piece doors.
- Plus Lift Power - Equivalent to 3/4 HPS. Ideal for: Heavily used garages. Homes with multiple drivers. Preventing wear and tear.
- Med Lift Power - Equivalent to 1/2 HPS. Ideal for: Sectional aluminum doors, Standard durability.
Garage Door Opener Cost By Brand
Based on prices from HomeDepot and GateHouseSupplies.com
Garage Door Types
The type of garage door you select, and any additional customizations such as screens or insulation will affect your total cost to have it professionally installed. Let's go over your options:
Garage Door Prices By Materials
Garage doors are available in steel, aluminum, vinyl, wood, and fiberglass. Prices below are from a variety of hardware stores.
- Steel Doors – made from two layers of steel. They can be painted to match your house exterior, and they are strong. “There are three types of steel doors: hollow or non-insulated, insulated with vinyl backs, and insulated sandwich doors with steel on both sides. The reasons for price variations include overall quality, R-value, spring life, and warranty provisions” — Ddmgaragedoors.com. Steel doors don’t warp and don’t usually dent. The lower the gauge/thickness number, ranging from 23-28, the stronger the door. $258–$3,170
- Wooden Garage Doors – often made from layers of wood rather than solid wood. An attractive style with built-in layers to resist warping. Windows are often added, and the wood can be stained to match your home or painted to match. Solid wood doors are more likely to be custom made. $500–$1,230
- Wood Composite Doors – a wood frame covered with fiberboard. Higher-priced doors are covered with a high-density fiberboard and are crafted to simulate real wood, including details such as grooves and panels. $800–$2,000
- Faux Wood – Made of polymer material overlaying steel. Better and much longer lasting than wood because they won’t rot or crack. Some have reinforced steel in the panels. $800–$2,000
- Aluminum Doors – lighter weight than the steel doors, but they dent easily. Lightweight and stylish, they provide a modern look. Rust-proof. Usually not insulated, and they can’t block heat transfer. $510–$1,400
- Fiberglass Doors – made from two layers of fiberglass attached to a steel frame and filled with insulation. Looks like wood from far away. They are lightweight and don’t rust or dent, but they can break if hit. Some have reinforced steel in the panels. $870–$1,500
- Vinyl Doors – the vinyl door is also built on a steel frame and filled with insulation. They do not dent and are difficult to break. They are very sturdy. Older vinyl doors tended to warp in extreme climates, but the newer ones are mostly maintenance free because of the polymers used. They’re popular in coastal regions because of their resistance to salt air. $850–$2,000
Garage Door Styles
When we buy our house, we don’t usually think about the style of the garage door. But if you’re in the position to replace it, why not get one that matches or enhances the style of your home? Below are a few styles, with prices from Lowes.com.
|Style||Single Door 96” wide||Double Door 192” wide|
|White panel, insulated||$324||$734|
|Carriage house style||$630||$1,712|
|French door style||$2,301–$3,288||$4,603–$5,260|
- Garage door panels – probably the most popular style, these are usually reasonably priced between $324–$734. The door is constructed in panels that allow the door to open with minimum clearance. A common option is to have one panel or row in windows.
- Carriage garage doors – designed to look like historical carriage house doors, this garage door is higher priced but adds a great deal of charm. This price is a bit higher at between $630–$1,712.
- French door style – these garage doors are exquisite with plenty of window panes, and they open in or out like regular doors. The best looking doors are also the highest priced at an average cost of $2,300–$5,260.
Garage Door Sizes
Garage doors typically come in single and double sizes—to fit the single- or double-car garage. You can also order a garage door made to fit your particular opening.
|Single Door||Double Door|
|8 x 7||12 x 7|
|9 x 7||14 x 7|
|10 x 7||16 x 7|
Garage Door Opening Types
There are four different garage door styles available for opening the door.
- Sectional or Roll Up – Also known as overhead garage doors, this is the most common way of opening. The panels of the garage door are mounted on tracks which will then roll along a center guide. Easily used with a garage door opener.
- Up and Over – this is used when the garage door is one large piece. These doors are not typically used anymore but can still be found on some older homes.
- Swing Out – not typically used anymore, it operates like the front door to your home—literally swinging out to open. Used mostly on carriage types of garage doors.
- Sliding – the door(s) slide along a track attached to the top of the garage door opening.
Insulated Garage Door Prices
Insulating your garage doors will save energy and protect the items you have in the garage from harsh weather. If you’d like to keep the temperatures in your garage from fluctuating too high or too low, and you’d rather keep moisture out, then you’ll want the highest-rated insulation you can get. You’ll want to insulate your garage door if the rest of your garage is insulated. Insulated doors are also more durable and aren’t as noisy when opening and closing.
Average Cost of Insulated Garage Doors 
|Garage Type||Average Cost|
|Single tilt-up||$400 to $700|
|Single roll-up (sectional)||$800 to $1,000|
|Roll-up garage doors||$1,200 to $2,000|
|Solid wood custom||$2,500 to $3,000|
Insulation comes in 1 to 3 layers. For example, Clopay’s Classic™ collection has insulation options that “include 2" or 1-3/8" Intellicore® polyurethane, 2" or 1-3/8" polystyrene or 1-5/16" vinyl backed polystyrene insulation available. Insulated door R-values from 6.3 to 18.4.”
“In the USA, states like California, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, and Utah have wind-load reinforcement requirements for garage doors. These requirements follow the International Building Code (IBC) and the Florida Building Code (FBC) and the ANSI/DASMA standards. If you live in a high-wind region, make sure that your garage door is ‘wind-load’ certified” — House Energy
Garage Door Seal Cost
To keep your garage door airtight, seal your seams properly with weather stripping seal ($3–$5/ft.) or PVC molds ($1–$3/ft.). Sealing will prevent moisture and bugs from taking up residence in your garage. It’s best to seal all four sides of your garage opening.
Garage Door Screen Cost
The average cost to install garage door screens is between $123 and $1,154 with the average homeowner spending around $400. Price depends on the width of the opening and type of screen. There are many styles of screen doors to choose from, and they can be easily installed as a DIY project. In the case of motorized screens, an electrician may be needed.
Retractable Garage Door Screen Prices
A retractable screen door opens in the middle, and stores in a small space attached to the edges of the garage opening. This style of garage screen door has been shown to add resale value to your home and comes at an average cost of $449 to $1,154.
Motorized screens cost between $1,196 and $1,891 and come in sizes of 96” to 228”. An electrician can add a switch so you can easily lower and raise the screen. 
A regular-size door space, for people to walk through rather than opening and closing the entire garage screen door. This option adds about $100 to the price.
Screen Door Panel Prices
This needs to be determined by a professional garage screen installer or business owner. Typically, replacement panels are not sold over the counter, but you can purchase them for $300 to $600. If your garage door screen becomes damaged, you need to see about its repair right away to prevent more damage.
Lifestyle Garage Door Screens
Lifestyle is one of the leading brands of garage screen doors. They are available in a wide variety of widths and heights, and three different color screens and frames. They come with a walk-through door, with the option for a lock. Prices typically range from $1,200–$1,600  which includes the following –
- Polyester mesh screen
- Choice of color - brownstone, sandstone, or white
- 2" architectural-grade aluminum frame
- Spring-loaded track system
- Center sliding door
- Door height of 7’ (Add $100 for 8’ or higher.)
- Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty
Other Top Brands
Prices from Lowes:
- Fresh Air: $123–$165
- Larson: $375–$412
- Comfort Bilt: $157–$198
Garage Door Customization Options
Garage doors can be customized to fit the look of your home. In fact, they can be a significant design element in your curb appeal. It’s not uncommon to add windows, panels, new hardware, and lights.
There are different opening styles. You can have a motorized opening or a manual opening. There are thousands of colors your garage door can be painted, and you are not limited to one color per door. Mix it up! Use the existing paint colors on your home to create a masterpiece of a garage door.
Some options include paint or stain, type of wood, stone accents, columns, and pillars. Add a surround which frames your garage door opening, making it pop. Prices for customization are from one end of the spectrum to the other, limited only by your imagination.
The basic door will be made of one layer of steel with no decorative windows or panels. But it will be functional. It will open and close properly and protect the contents of your garage. If your garage opens into an alley, this may be a real choice for you. If your garage door is on the front of your home, you may want something more indicative of your own personal style. But the basic door will do the job. A 16’ door will run from $750–$950. Keep in mind that steel can be customized to mimic the look of real wood.
Partially Customized Door
You can add one or two customized details to a basic garage door, just to have something that says it’s yours. Most garage door stores will have a list of custom elements that can be added to each style of door. Picking a few of them is a cost-effective way to getting a ‘custom’ garage door.
Garage Door Windows
The price will vary based on the type and number of windows. Start with a cost of $25–$55 per window.  For the lower price think regular, clear glass and privacy glass. Double-pane insulated windows will come in at a higher price.
Windows would allow more natural light into your garage, as well as ventilation if you chose functional windows. If you’re concerned about a loss of heat, choose insulated windows to keep your garage energy efficient. A few ideas:
- An arched opening – the door will still be square, but the opening will be arched for the design detail.
- Glass doors – can be single glass windows with simulated dividing lines or actual glass tiles with real metal or wood division. It can be a row of windows, or the entire door can be glass—a smart looking choice on a modern home.
- Panels – raised or flat is normal. Another option is tongue and groove. The placement of the tongue and groove can be vital to a custom design. The V-notched lines of the tongue and groove provide design lines in any number of configurations—vertical, horizontal, herringbone.
- Trim boards – these are flat boards placed in specific designs: an X, a V, or cross rails. If you’ve chosen panels and had room for three panels, the outside two panels can have an X design while the middle panel has a V design. Try out different designs on paper.
Garage Door Repair Cost
How do you know when your garage door needs to be replaced rather than just repaired? Some things that can be fixed (Cost is for part and labor):
|Repair Type||Average Cost|
|Garage door opener||$50–$461|
A simple repair could be a good solution, but what if you need to replace the entire garage door because your teenage son drove the car through it? Check the sections above for new garage door costs and sample installation costs. Add to those numbers the cost for removal and disposal of the damaged door, or maybe some repair to the walls or garage door opening, depending on the severity of the accident. It could end up costing less to replace everything.
Garage Door Springs Repair Cost
Spring repair should be done by a professional and will cost about $1000 and come with a warranty on parts and labor. “A garage door with a broken spring, or the wrong strength spring, can fall. ... Certain parts, especially springs, cables, bottom brackets, and spring anchor plates, are under extreme tension. Injuries can occur if parts under tension are removed.” — Wikipedia
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does It Take To Install A Garage Door?
On average, it takes a professional five to seven hours to install new garage doors.
How much does it cost to install a 2-car garage door?
It depends on the style of garage door you’ve chosen to put on your house. For labor only, you can expect to spend around $279 for garage door installation, and about $1,020 for both a new garage door and a professional install.
- A steel roll-up style door: $279
- Raised panel steel door: $279
- Bonded steel garage door: $216
- 2-layer steel door: $279
Choosing Your New Garage Door
Since you will be investing a nice chunk of change into this project, the first consideration will be the door. Which one will last longest? Most likely a 2 or 3-layer steel garage door would be your best bet. It can be insulated and customized with windows, panels, and great hardware by the garage door company.
Another good choice is the wood door. Options of stain and paint are nearly limitless. What about a carved panel? Think big and create a one-of-a-kind garage door for your home.
Take into account the style of your home and choose a garage door that accents it rather than screams “I’m a brand-new, custom-made door!” The design of your home and your garage door should mesh with the overall look and feel of your home’s exterior, with neither one taking center stage. Ask the advice of the technician who works for the garage door company you choose. They’ve done this before, so they have the knowledge and experience to guide you in the correct decision for your home and for your lifestyle.
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