Garage Door Replacement Costs
When thinking about the key aspects of a home, the garage door may not be the first thing that pops into your mind. It’s something homeowners often take for granted, yet it’s an important feature in many homes. A garage door can act as a decorative centerpiece on the exterior of your home and a security barrier to the inside.
It’s important that your garage door is in working order for proper functionality. If it’s badly damaged or not operating well, it may be time to replace it. While replacing a garage door is a significant investment, it’s an investment that may last for years, and also adds value to your home. Keep reading to learn more about garage door replacement costs.
Cost of Garage Door Replacement by State
According to HomeAdvisor, the national average cost to replace garage doors is about $1,100. On the low end, replacement costs may be around $730, while the high end may be around $1,500.
Location can have an impact on the cost of garage door replacement. Here’s a list of the average garage door replacement costs by state:
- Double —$1,650
- Double— $1,200
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
These averages are calculated from data obtained from ProMatcher and HomeAdvisor, as well as quotes from Home Depot, Lowes, and local businesses. These numbers are meant to give you an idea about what you might expect to spend on garage door replacement. Quotes from retailers and contractors may vary.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Garage Door Replacement
Location is just one of the factors that determines garage door replacements costs. Things like size and material all factor into the price of replacing a garage door.
Garage Door Size
Garage doors come in various sizes. The two most common sizes are single-car garage doors and double doors. The general rule of thumb is the smaller the garage door, the less expensive replacing the door will be.
Some garages have two single-car doors rather than one double-sized door. Replacing two single doors may be more expensive than replacing one double door, mainly because it requires two separate garage door openers.
Garage Door Material
The type of material that your replacement garage door is made of will also factor into the price. When it comes to how much a new garage door costs, the differences between materials aren’t as significant as the quality of the material. Low-quality steel, for example, may be relatively cheap, while high-quality steel may be among the most expensive materials for a garage door. Common types of garage door materials include:
- Vinyl: Vinyl is very durable and tends to be cheaper than other commonly used materials, making it a popular choice.
- Steel: Steel also tends to be more affordable. Steel is strong and can withstand repeated use, though it may suffer from denting. Keep in mind, steel is heavy and may cause stress on your garage door opener.
- Wood: Solid wood is generally one of the more expensive of garage door materials. While wood may be durable, it does need more upkeep than other types of material.
- Composite Wood: Composite wood is lighter than solid wood and is usually made of recycled material. This material is typically less expensive than solid wood.
Garage Door Openers
When it’s time to replace your garage door, it’s also a good time to replace the garage door opener. When getting a garage door replacement quote, include the opener replacement in your request. You’ll find that a new opener may cost you about $150 to $300.
Knowing how to maintain your garage door may go a long way in keeping it in tip-top shape, but most experts advise against taking on a complete garage door replacement or installation as a do-it-yourself project. Garage doors are heavy and bulky, so you’ll want to have another person help with the job. Most importantly, working with the door’s springs may be dangerous, making it a job better suited for a garage door professional.
The professional installers might also take care of getting rid of the old garage door and parts, which would be a hassle to do yourself.
Labor for an entire garage door replacement may cost around $200 to $500.
When to Replace Your Garage Door
There are a number of reasons why you may want to consider replacing your garage door, including:
- It’s badly damaged or not working: If your garage door isn’t working correctly and/or is damaged beyond simple repair, it’s probably time to replace the door.
- Security: If someone broke into your garage, consider replacing your garage door to ensure it’s secure.
- Curb appeal and home value: Because garage doors are large and typically face the street, they tend to be a significant part of a home’s aesthetic value. If you want to bring more curb appeal to your home, consider replacing the garage door.
We hope this information is helpful to you when considering garage door replacement costs. Remember, components of your garage door, such as the garage door opener, may be covered by your home warranty. Learn more about what a home warranty is and how it might help give you added financial protection by calling 1-888-492-7359.
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