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  • Garage doors can cost anywhere from $600 to $5,000 for standard doors
  • Luxury wood composite doors can cost up to $10,000
  • $55 per hour is the average rate for a garage door installer

Buying a garage door can be a costly and confusing process. So many factors need to be taken into consideration, such as what type of door you wish to have. On top of that, garage doors need to meet regulations. This all needs to be considered before you start seeking quotes.

How Much Does A Garage Door Cost in 2022

Garage doors can cost anywhere from $600 to $10,000. This can vary from $600 to $1,350 for a single roller door, double roller from $1,350 to $1,850. A double sectional door can cost from $1,400 to $4,600. Luxury wood composite doors can cost up to $10,000.

Given their bulk and weight, it is not easy to install a garage door as a DIY project. It is best to have garage doors installed by professionals.

What types of garage doors are there?

Most garage doors are made from timber, aluminium, steel or a mix.

Timber garage doors can offer a smooth finish, and are constructed of solid wood, veneer or composite.

There are three main garage door types. These are tilt doors, roller doors and sectional doors.

Tilt doors are made of just one solid panel. This has pivoting arms on either side, allowing the door to tilt or pivot upwards and outwards from the ceiling of the garage. This is ideal for garages without much room above the roller door’s opening.

Tilt doors can range from $1,700 to $2,800.

Sectional doors tend to be more costly, although they are a popular choice. They are usually built in four to five horizontal. They join together on hinges, and enables the garage door to bend when it opens and closes as it folds into a curve up to the roof.

Garage door openers tend to take a significant portion of ceiling space. Therefore it is important to make sure there is enough room in the garage for the motor, and the door to it roll up the tracks.

A single garage door is typically 2.1 metres high by 2.4 metres wide. A double garage door is 2.1 metres high by 4.8 metres wide. Single doors can be custom-made up to 3.1 metres high and 3.4 metres wide, if the standard sizes don’t meet your requirements.

Alternatively, two single garage doors be installed instead of a double. An advantage of this is that the doors can operated independently.

Most garage door types can be motorised; the motor can be installed for an extra $200 to $650.

What factors can influence the cost of garage door?

Regardless of whether you wish to install a new automatic garage door or upgrade your current door, a few factors will affect the cost.

The quality of the unit will be the biggest factor; however, a better quality unit will be a quieter one that will open and close more efficiently.

Sensors, controls, lighting and other components will influence prices. Garage door openers can range from $250 to $450. Openers for sectional doors cost a bit more, usually $300 to $500. A remote control can cost up to $50, while a keypad can cost between $25 to $75.

Additionally, having windows to add natural light can be a sophisticated touch with sectional doors, but will have a higher cost.

If your garage door faces the street and is close to the road, it is ideal to spend more on an attractive timber garage door, sectional garage door or even a custom one. As garage doors can be an attractive feature, they can help add value to the house if you decide to sell.

An old garage door could also compromise the security of your room, another reason why it should be replaced.

An alternative type of garage door includes slatted garage doors as opposed to solid doors, providing a sense of openness. Garage doors can be divided into segments.

How much do garage door replacements cost?

Repairs or replacements of garage doors can cost between $600 to $2,700. The removal and disposal of the existing door and associated hardware would need to be factored. If installing a larger or higher garage opening, building costs associated with altering the size of the opening needs to be taken into account.

How much do garage door installation cost per hour?

For a professional to install your garage door, expect to pay $40 to $70, with a national average of $55 per hour. Typically, an installer will take two to four hours to install the garage door.

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How to get quotes from garage door installers

There are plenty of professional suppliers who specialise in installing and replacing roller, sectional and tilt garage doors.

It is important to source quotes from different installers – ideally three or so – in order to choose the best option, and to get an accurate picture of the local market.

When provided with a quote, make sure you know what is included in the installation. Does it include parts and labour, or the removal of an existing garage door? It is also paramount to choose an installer that carries valid insurance, and ideally offers a warranty.

Five factors to consider when determining the cost of a garage door installation?

  1. Door size
  2. Material
  3. Type of garage door
  4. Complexity
  5. Extras

1. Door size

The size of your car(s) ultimately determines the width and heigh of your nre garage door. It is important to note that the size of headroom and side room must meet Australian regulations.

2. Material

As mentioned previously, the choice of material will influence the price.

3. Type of garage door

Each type of garage door can vary not just in cost, but also in style and durability.

4. Complexity

Often overlooked is the level of difficulty when installing a garage door. The availability of space is a major concern as working tight spaces complicates the process, thus increasing labour costs.

5. Extras

Automatic openers and more sophisticated remote controllers can impact the cost of a garage door installation.

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