How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost?

new garage door cost.jpgBuying a new garage door is a big decision. Whether you are buying a new one because your current one is bringing down the appearance of your home or if you just want something more energy efficient, the pricing spectrum will vary. Here are some ideas on how much you can expect to pay for a garage door based on the type you choose.

Types of Door

There are basically two main types of door that you can choose as your garage door. The first type is the tilt models. With this model, the entire garage door panel tilts up to open it. The other model has hinged panels and they typically roll up and they are easier to open manually.

Steel Garage Doors

There is a wide range of prices for having a new steel garage door installed and the cost depends on various factors. For instance, the size of the door you need will be a major part of the price. A double door that measures 16 feet by 7 feet, which is fairly typical, could cost between $800 for a non-insulated door to about $3,500 for a more sophisticated door with custom features. A steel door is one of the least expensive, but it is also one of the most durable materials on the market for a garage door.

Glass and Aluminum Garage Doors

Garage doors made mostly from aluminum and glass are a little more costly than steel garage doors. For the same size – a 16 feet by 7 feet garage door – it would cost about $2,000 to have one installed on the low end. The high end estimate would be closer to $3,000. Because of the contemporary look that these types of garage doors have, they are typically installed on modern homes.

Wooden Garage Doors

Wooden garage doors are very popular for homeowners, too. For a basic panel wood door, you can expect to pay between $800 and $1000 to have one installed. For a higher end wooden garage door, the price can go all the way up to $5000. However, one of the main factors in price is the type of wood that you choose. More durable woods will cost more than the less durable ones. Also, keep in mind that wooden garage doors require added maintenance, including painting or refinishing every few years. Depending on the type of wood, it could also crack and warp over the years.

Fiberglass Garage Doors

Because it is lightweight and inexpensive, fiberglass is a popular option for today’s garage door replacements. They are very durable as well. A fiberglass garage door that measures 16 feet by 7 feet can cost between $2000 and $3500.

Other Costs

In addition to the actual garage doors, you should also consider the cost for installing a garage door opener system, which can range from about $250 to $425. Discuss other costs with your garage door installation company to ensure that there are no surprises when it comes time to pay for the project.