How Much Is a Garage Door?

Typical Range:

$350 - $1,100

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated June 20, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

A new garage door costs between $400 and $1,100, with an average price of $700. The cost of a garage door varies primarily based on its type and size, with simple, pre-made doors costing as little as $250 and custom or commercial garage doors costing over $10,000

Keep in mind that these averages do not include the $200 to $500 for professional installation or extras like the cost of electrical door opener installation.

Garage Door Cost by Size

The size of your garage often dictates the type of overhead garage door that will work best for you. One-car garages typically range between seven and 10 feet wide and either seven or eight feet high. Two-car garages can include either two separate garage doors or a single wide door between 12 and 24 feet across. You can even mix and match large and small doors for multi-car garages.

Door ConfigurationDoor WidthPrice (Labor and Materials)
1-Car Garage Single Door8' – 12'$500 – $2,500
2-Car Garage Single Door12' – 18'$800 – $4,000
2-Car Garage with 2 Single Doors8' – 12' (two doors)$1,100 – $5,000
Multi-Car Garage with 1 Single and 2 Double Doors8' – 12' and 12' – 18'$1,300 – $6,400
Multi-Car Garage with 3 Single Doors8' – 12' (three doors)$1,600 – $7,000

Garage Door Types and Prices

While size plays the largest factor in the price of garage doors, their design and mechanism will affect it as well. Aesthetics, ease of use, safety, and whether it's noisy to open and close provide a range of budget and design options for each homeowner. Most door options also come with either manual or motorized openers that affect the cost of installation.

Tilt-Up

Tilt-up garage doors are the most common designs. They all feature a spring and hinge that lifts the door overhead. Tilt-up doors come in three main varieties:

  • Single Panel

  • Canopy

  • Retractable

Single panel doors are the simplest option and cost between $400 and $1,200 for labor and materials. They can operate manually and electronically to swing on a single hinge, opening up and outward over the driveway. 

Canopy tilt-up doors are only slightly more expensive because half of their height tucks into the top of the garage when opened. You'll pay between $500 and $1,500 for a canopy door, depending on its opening mechanism and material.

Retractable tilt-up doors fully disappear above the car, retracting into an overhead set of tracks. Since they are more convenient and require more complex installation, they cost between $600 and $2,000.

Residential Roll-up

You'll pay between $900 and $3,000 for labor and materials for a roll-up garage door. Roll-up garage doors for residential homes collapse into several sections that tuck into the ceiling above the entrance. Not only do these doors take up less space above the driveway, but they also provide better insulation from drafts and tend to be steadier and easier to control. 

Walk-Through

Walk-through doors cost between $400 and $4,500 and combine the technology of a tilt-up or roll-up door with a traditional door with a hinge and knob. These are ideal if you often enter and exit your home through your garage and don't want to install a separate door through a wall of your home.

Carriage 

The elegance of carriage garage doors is gaining momentum in home design, especially among homeowners looking to match a historic home style with their garages. Since these doors are less common and often custom-made of wood or glass, expect carriage doors cost between $1,000 and $6,000.

Custom

Work with a door specialist to design a door that matches your home and lifestyle. You will pay significantly more than pre-made doors, particularly if you opt for a door with a rounded top, windows, or high-end materials like glass or wood. Custom garage doors cost between $1,500 and $8,000 on average.

Insulated

Insulated garage doors can protect your home from cold drafts and higher heating prices. You may also wish to spend time in your garage or turn it into an alternate workspace. For this reason, you'll find insulated garage doors with R-values between 4 and 9 that cost anywhere from $400 to $10,000 depending on the details of the model.

Hurricane

Residents in high-risk areas for hurricanes can consider impact-proof and doors that stand up against high winds. Retrofit an existing garage door for a hurricane for about $500 or install a new door for between $800 and $1,500. Special door features include:

  • Steel or fiberglass veneers

  • Reinforced track systems

  • Study frames that can resist up to 150 mph winds

Screens

In addition to a solid garage door, add a screen for the warmer months to keep the bugs out but the cool breezes flowing. Screen doors either snap, zip, retract, or slide on a motorized panel. Screen garage panels costs include:

  • Walk-through screen doors: $40–$170

  • Sliding: $100–$300

  • Retractable (manual and motorized) $100–$500

  • Motorized: $300–$1,300

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Additional Garage Door Cost Factors

You won't be low on options when shopping for a new garage door, even if you choose a pre-fabricated style. Prices vary by brand, material, design of the door, and even where you live. Let's break each one down.

Material

The materials of your garage door will dictate:

  • How it looks

  • Customization options

  • Energy efficiency

  • Maintenance costs over time

  • Weather-proof effectiveness

Each of these categories will affect its value over time, particularly if it's rust-proof, easy to update, or raised the value of your home.

MaterialBenefitsCost
Wood
  • Highly customizable
$1,000 – $10,000
Faux Wood/Composite
  • Cost-effective wood alternative
$800 – $6,100
Glass
  • Attractive
  • Low-maintenance
  • Strong
$900 – $4,500
Fiberglass
  • Mimics real wood
  • Pest-resistant
  • Tough in bad weather
  • $1,400 – $3,000
    Alumunium
  • Rust-proof
  • Easy to maintain
  • $500 – $2,000
    Steel
  • Rust-proof
  • Easy to maintain
  • Highly customizable
  • $500 – $3,000
    Vinyl (often over a steel frame)
  • Weather-resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Customizable
  • $700 – $2,100

    Brands

    Each garage door brand offers a unique installation and care package that can alter your long-term costs. For example, some brands feature 24/7 repair services while others offer more customization options. Brands also set themselves apart by using eco-friendly materials or by offering unique motorized openers.

    BrandCost
    Overhead Door$800 – $4,000
    Wayne Dalton Garage Doors$800 – $10,000
    Raynor Garage Doors$600 – $4,000
    Pella Garage Doors$300 – $3,700
    Hormann Garage Doors$400 – $6,300
    Clopay Garage Doors$500 – $4,500
    CHI Overhead Doors$400 – $3,500
    Amarr Garage Doors$400 – $4,100

    Windows

    Many premade garage doors come with a row of windows at the top of the design. Not only do they let light into your garage, but they also make the overall design more stylish. These doors tend to start at $700,not including labor. However, you can hire a garage door specialist to add a window to an existing door—and adjust the lifting mechanism to account for the change—for between $50 and $90 a window.

    Door Opener

    Installing a garage door opener costs between $220 and $520, on average. How it opens, however, will likely not impact the cost of the door itself. A motorized opener system will cost an extra $120 to $300 plus the cost of installation. Factors that affect the price include:

    • Type of operator

    • Remote controls

    • Lighting

    • Horsepower

    • Part availability

    Door Removal 

    The cost of garage door removal ranges from $40 to $130 andonly includes the price of labor. If it's not included in the removal price, you may also need to pay the junk removal cost of between $60 and $150 per item.

    Location 

    Labor costs will significantly vary depending on where you live. Overhead costs are often higher in major metropolitan areas than in the countryside. You may also pay more for your contractor's transportation, shipping of the door, and parts availability in your area.

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    DIY Garage Door Installation vs. Hiring Pro

    We do not recommend installing a garage door yourself. The doors and their mechanisms are heavy and difficult to secure into a garage wall or ceiling. If done incorrectly, the door itself could be dangerous to open and close. The only type of garage door easy to add yourself is a supplemental screen in the summer.

    Labor Costs

    Installation costs an average of $200 to $500 for the full project, or between $65 and $85 an hour. Most professionals will include the cost of all labor and materials in a single estimate. Your estimate may also include the cost of customizable, motorized opener installation, and future maintenance plans.

    FAQs

    How long do garage doors last?

    Well-designed and installed garage doors can last as long as the home itself when cared for and repaired over time. Many of the major brands above also offer warranties of between 10 and 30 years.

    Are insulated garage doors worth the money?

    Insulated garage doors can save you money on heating bills if your garage is attached to your home. The exact amount you'll save, however, will depend on the material of the door, the r-value of its insulation, and its total cost.

    Are glass garage doors safe?

    Yes, glass garage doors are often made of tempered glass, which holds up well against wind and impact. Some glass garage doors are even insulated.

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