2022 Cost to Install a Garage Door
In 2022, the cost to install a garage door continues to vary depending on a couple of factors. However, depending on where you live, the average cost of getting a garage door professionally installed is $1137, with the typical range being between $750 and $1564.
Statics show that single garage doors are cheaper to install, with installation costs starting at $600 but can go all the way up to $1500. The double door garage door is more expensive, mainly because it requires more work starting at $800 on the low end and can go up to $1500 on the high end. In addition to this, labor costs around $300 per unit, with new garage door prices hovering at around $800 depending on what you buy. Cheaper garage doors can cost as little as $300, with the more expensive ones costing $1200.
The more professional and experienced a garage door installation company is, the more they will traditionally charge. The price will include labor, the door, tracks, and other hardware needed. Usually, if you hire reputed pros, you can ensure that they will not cut costs by using low-quality hardware. Though good quality material increases the cost, it doesn’t affect how long installing the door will take.
If you decide to change structural parts or install a new electrical system, the company could help you get the required permits. However, homeowners’ associations have strict requirements for what materials are used and how structures are designed depending on where you live.
1. The Cost of Replacing A Garage Door in 2022
It should be kept in mind that replacement costs are often more than installation mainly because it entails more work. The garage door installation crew will first need to remove the old garage door, which depending on its type and make, can be easy to very hard. Then the space will have to be prepped for the new garage door.
Typically you’re looking to pay $600 on the low end and up to $2700 on the high end for a full replacement. However, there is a chance that you might save a few bucks by using the old rails and opener.
2. Cost Considerations When Replacing A Garage Door
Whatever your budget currently is, you should add around 20% to it for overages and various other cost considerations, which only become apparent when the installation job starts. The cost of installing a garage door continues to vary depending on a couple of factors. A few common additions that raise the cost include:
• Your location – If you live in an expensive area, the garage door specialist near you will be expensive.
• Removing and then disposing of the door – Add another $80-$100 for removing and disposing the old door to the original quote.
• Price for resizing the opening – Now, this will depend. You can end up paying anywhere from $500 to $5000 depending on what’s needed. Adding height often means removing bracing and then replacing various structural elements which hold up the roof.
• Replacing hardware – Usually between $50 – $350. The hardware we refer to here is springs, hinges, bolts, rails, etc.
3. The Cost of Installation – Automatic VS. Manual
You can expect to pay between $600 and $2150 to get a manual garage door installed. However, if it’s an automatic garage door, you can add anywhere from $200 to $1300 to the bill.
The Garage Door Opener
If you need an automatic garage door opener installed, it can cost between $200 and $550 in 2022. The opener can be installed on both new and existing garage doors. Most openers are programmable, to various remotes, and have a keypad too. However, expect to shell out an extra $20 to $60 for remotes.
Sometimes the cost to install a garage door will require a new circuit or maybe a new receptacle to be installed. Expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $800 for the job, with electrical outlets installation costing $100 to $185.
Conclusion – Should You Hire A Professional?
Now, unless you have a lot of experience installing an overhead garage door, we strongly advise that you hire a professional. Garage doors are traditionally heavy and dangerous when they aren’t installed correctly. The tracks must be parallel, the opener in the correct spot, and the springs wound. If you have never done this before and don’t have the luxury of another set of eyes and hands, then we strongly advise that you hire a professional.
When a garage door is installed correctly by a professional, that’s an 85% return on your investment right there. Furthermore, if you’re installing a new garage door, professional installation by an expert will mean that the warranty remains intact. Under no circumstances do you want to void the garage door’s warranty.
Author Bio: Ran Kroynish is an experienced handyman working for Elite Garage Door & Gate Repair for ten years. When he’s not fixing garage doors, he likes to share his repair ideas and knowledge with others.