How much do glass garage doors cost?
How much do glass garage doors cost?
$3,000 – $8,400 1-car glass garage door installed
$5,200 – $11,800+ 2-car glass garage door installed
Glass garage door cost
A single-car glass garage door costs $3,000 to $8,400 on average with installation, while a 2-car glass garage door costs $5,200 to $11,800+. Glass garage door prices depend on the size, glass type and thickness, and whether the door is insulated. Insulated glass garage doors cost $4,800 to $11,100 installed.
|Size||Average cost installed|
|Single-car garage door||$3,000 – $8,400|
|Double-wide garage door||$5,200 – $11,800+|
Cost of glass garage doors by glass type
Most glass garage doors come standard with clear, tempered glass. Upgrade options include insulated, frosted, and laminated glass:
|Glass type||Average installed cost||Description|
|Tempered glass garage door||$3,700 – $8,400||Standard|
|Insulated glass garage door||$4,800 – $11,100||Stronger and better choice for homes with high traffic exposure|
|Frosted glass garage door||$4,700 – $10,300||Adds privacy|
|Laminated glass garage door||$4,200 – $9,100||Helps to regulate the garage's interior temperature|
Insulated glass garage doors cost
Insulated glass garage doors cost $4,800 to $11,100 installed on average. Insulated glass contains two or more sealed panes separated by air or inert gas to improve energy efficiency. Insulated glass and framing is the best choice when using the space for more than storing vehicles.
A steel or fiberglass insulated garage door costs $1,150 to $2,700 installed. Traditional garage door materials like fiberglass, steel, and wood offer better insulation and efficiency than an insulated glass door.
Frosted glass garage door cost
A frosted glass garage door costs $4,700 to $10,300 with installation. Frosted glass allows some natural light in but provides privacy for the garage interior. Other options that reduce visibility of the interior space include mirrored and tinted glass.
Tempered glass garage door prices
A tempered glass garage door costs $3,700 to $8,400 installed on average. Tempered glass is 4 to 5 times stronger than standard glass and shatters into small, dull pieces if broken, reducing injury risk. Most glass garage doors are made with tempered glass.
Laminated glass garage door cost
A laminated glass garage door costs $4,200 to $9,100 installed. Laminated glass provides 99% UV protection, reduces sound, and has better shatter resistance than tempered glass alone. Some brands offer tempered-laminated glass for the highest safety and protection.
Commercial glass door cost
Commercial glass garage doors cost $5,000 to $12,000+. Commercial glass doors offer more security than residential doors because they are larger, heavier, and made from higher-quality materials.
Glass garage doors increase visibility and are common for firehouses, car dealerships, and modern bars and restaurants.
Glass garage door price list by size
|Standard sizes (W x H)||Single pane* (1/8" thick)||Double strength* (1/4" Thick)||Insulated double pane* (1/2" Thick)|
|8' x 7'||$2,800 – $4,000||$3,000 – $5,000||$3,500 – $5,100|
|8' x 8'||$3,600 – $4,400||$3,900 – $5,100||$4,000 – $5,200|
|9' x 7'||$3,700 – $4,900||$3,800 – $6,000||$4,000 – $6,200|
|9' x 8'||$3,900 – $5,000||$4,000 – $6,100||$4,100 – $6,500|
|10' x 7'||$4,100 – $5,700||$4,300 – $6,900||$4,500 – $7,000|
|10' x 8'||$4,400 – $6,200||$4,500 – $7,200||$4,600 – $7,300|
|16' x 7'||$5,000 – $9,000||$5,000 – $9,500||$6,800 – $10,000|
|16' x 8'||$6,200 – $9,200||$6,500 – $10,200||$7,000 – $10,700|
|18' x 7'||$8,400 – $10,300||$9,000 – $11,000||$9,300 – $11,500|
|18' x 8'||$8,500 – $10,500||$9,500 – $12,000||$10,000 – $12,300|
*Not including installation.
Garage glass thickness
Garage glass thickness ranges from 1/8" standard single-pane to 1" insulated double-pane glass. Most companies recommend at least 1/4" glass. Thicker glass costs more but is stronger and more energy efficient. Insulated glass typically costs the most and comes in 1/2", 7/16", 5/8", and 1" thicknesses.
Glass garage door prices by style
Swing-up vs. roll-up glass doors cost
Most glass garage doors are sectional roll-up style. Roll-up doors consist of several hinged panels that roll up on a track. Swing-up doors have one large panel that tilts up and over, which is not ideal for heavy glass and puts more strain on the mechanical components.
Custom style options include bifold, swing-out, and vertical or horizontal sliding garage doors.
|Roll-up garage door||
Glass door frame types
Glass garage doors are typically made with an adonized or powder coated aluminum frame, which is lightweight but chemically treated to be strong, durable, and corrosion resistant.
Most brands offer insulated or non-insulated frames in several color options. Insulation and non-standard color choice increase the cost.
Glass garage door installation costs
|Door, tracks, & hardware||$2,800 – $10,000+|
|Installation labor||$200 – $1,100+|
|Old door removal (often included)||$50 – $250|
|New opener (optional)||$250 – $600|
|Resizing the opening (optional)||$200 – $1,000+|
Glass garage door installation costs $200 to $1,100+ for the labor alone, depending on the door size and site conditions. Other cost factors include:
Location – Homes hurricane zones and extreme weather prone areas typically require wind-rated glass, increasing the material cost.
Framing insulation type – Aluminum framing insulation may be polystyrene or polyurethane:
Polystyrene—or Styrofoam—costs less but has a lower R-value.
Polyurethane is denser, more durable, and has a higher R-value.
Colors & finishes – Choosing non-standard frame colors and glass textures increases the price.
Old door removal – Removing and disposing of the old garage door costs $50 to $250. Most installers include this fee in their door replacement estimate.
Shipping fees – Shipping adds $250 to $550+ when ordering from a non-local company.
New opener – Garage door opener installation costs $250 to $600, including labor and materials. Some homes may require a new opener to handle the weight of a glass garage door.
Structural changes – Some homes require structural updates or reinforcements due to the glass door's extra weight:
Drywall repair costs $40 to $100 per hour.
Siding repair costs $2 to $14 per square foot.
Stucco repair costs $8 to $50 per square foot.
Are glass garage doors worth the cost?
Are glass garage doors safe?
Glass garage doors are safe if made with a strong aluminum frame and tempered or laminated glass. Tempered and laminated glass—used in car windshields—are strong and considered "safety glass" for their high impact resistance. Still, a glass garage door is more vulnerable to damage from extreme weather.
Can you see through glass garage doors?
Glass garage doors come in several transparency levels and finishes, including clear glass you can see through. Frosted, tinted, and mirrored glass options allow light in and provide varying levels of privacy.
What are the best climates for glass garage doors?
Warm or moderate climates work best for glass garage doors. The door's lower R-value and aluminum frame make spaces colder in winter. The glass and lightweight aluminum are also more susceptible to damage from harsh or extreme weather.
Is it expensive to maintain and repair glass garage doors?
Glass garage doors are low maintenance compared to other garage door materials. Glass requires simply cleaning with soap and water, while wood or metal doors need repainting or staining over time. Annual maintenance involves lubricating springs, hinges, and rollers—the same as other garage door types.
Glass garage door repair costs $80 to $500+, depending on the damage. Repairing a glass garage door typically involves replacing one or more cracked or scratched panels. The panel alone costs $10 to $50 on average.
Getting estimates from garage door installers
Before hiring a glass garage door installer, be sure to:
Get at least three estimates with similar door materials to compare.
Ask family, friends, and neighbors for recommendations.
Read reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Request local references with contact information.
Hire a licensed, bonded, insured company that has been in business for 5+ years.
Get a detailed contract and warranty in writing before the work begins.
Avoid selecting the lowest quote as it may indicate poor quality materials or workmanship.
Never pay in full before the project starts.
Questions to ask
How long have you been in business?
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Do you charge for an on-site consultation?
What type of glass do you recommend for my garage door?
What insulation options do you offer?
Does the estimate include delivery and installation?
Does the estimate include removing and disposing of the old garage door?
What other costs should I expect?
Does my home require any structural reinforcements before installing a glass garage door?
Do I need a different garage door opener?
Will you connect/reconnect the garage door opener?
Will the project require a permit? If so, do you handle the permitting process?
Is there a warranty, and if so, what does it cover?