How Much Does a Garage Door Cost?
$752 - $1,635
$752 - $1,635
Updated July 20, 2022Reviewed by Dan DiClerico, Smart Home Strategist and Home Expert.
Garage door installation costs $1,188 on average with a typical range between $752 and $1,635. A standard, single-car garage door ranges from $600 to $1,500, installed. A two-car garage door averages $800 to $1,500 installed. Labor costs about $300 per unit, while the price of a new garage door is $300 to $1,100.
Pros tend to price these per project, including labor, the door, tracks, and hardware. Design and material might increase the overall cost but won’t affect how long the job takes or the labor needed. If you’re changing any structural parts of the garage or installing new electrical, you’ll need permits. Homeowners associations sometimes have strict requirements for materials and designs.
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|Typical Range||$752 - $1,635|
|Low End - High End||$250 - $2,500|
Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 13,990 HomeAdvisor members.
Many variables impact the cost of your garage door installation, from garage size to the material you choose and the type of door.
The size of the garage and the size of the door you need significantly impact the price. A single-car garage is the least expensive for door replacement, with a single door between 7 and 10 feet.
If you have a two-car garage, the most affordable way to replace the door is to have one double garage door. If you want two single doors, it may cost up to $1,000 more than having one double door.
"Garage doors are a prominent feature on many homes, so it's important to consider visual factors, like style, color, and hardware, along with the usual practical considerations, including durability and security,” says Dan DiClerico, Smart Home Strategist and Home Expert.
|Size||Cost Range (All-in)||Average Cost (All-in)|
|1-car garage||$500 – $2,500||$1,500|
|2-car garage (1 double garage door)||$750 – $4,000||$2,375|
|2-car garage (2 single garage doors)||$1,100 – $4,700||$2,900|
|3-car garage (1 single garage door + 1 double garage door)||$1,300 – $6,400||$3,850|
|3-car garage (3 single garage doors)||$1,600 – $7,000||$4,300|
You’ll spend between $600 to $10,000 or more depending on the type of material you choose. Type only affects only the unit’s price, not the labor charges. It takes the same amount of time and labor to install an off-the-shelf $350 aluminum style door as a $4,000 custom wooden one. Garage door prices range from $500 to $6,100 for most standard models.
|Type||Cost Range*||Average Cost|
|Steel||$600 – $2,000||$1,300|
|Wood||$700 – $1,800||$1,250|
|Wood Composite||$950 – $3,700||$2,325|
|Faux Wood||$950 – $4,100||$2,525|
|Aluminum||$700 – $2,000||$1,350|
|Fiberglass||$1,000 – $2,100||$1,550|
|Vinyl||$1,000 – $2,600||$1,800|
*High-end wood and composite units can reach $10,000.
You’ll spend $600 to $2,150 on a manual door, while making it automatic adds $200 to $1,300 to the project. An automatic garage opener marks the main difference.
Automatic garage door opener installation costs $225 to $525. You can get these put on both new and existing installs. They’re programmable to most common remotes and typically have a keypad. Extra remotes cost anywhere from $20 to $60.
New installations might also need a new circuit or, at least, a new receptacle installed. A new circuit might run $500 to $800, while an electrical outlet installation costs $150 to $300. You’ll need one to plug your garage door opener into.
There are a surprising number of options when it comes to the type of garage door aside from the standard tilt-up or roll-up styles. While tilt-up is the most affordable, some other more costly styles, such as French and carriage, offer a higher-end, more stately look that can boost curb appeal.
|Garage Door Type||Cost Range (All-In)*||Average Cost (All-In)|
|Roll-up||$400 – $1,500||$950|
|Glass roll-up||$700 – $6,900||$3,800|
|Walk-through (often custom made)||$700 – $5,000+||$2,850|
|Tilt-up||$500 – $1,200||$850|
|Standard Panel||$300 – $800||$550|
|French||$2,000 – $5,500||$3,750|
|Carriage||$1,000 – $10,000||$5,500|
*For a single door up to 10 ft wide.
Garage door openers cost around $350, even for a smart model. Keypads, security sensors, lights, and other add-ons and accessories can add a couple hundred dollars to the total price of your new garage door. You may be able to get a complete accessory package as part of the installation of the door, which can reduce the overall cost compared to having the accessories added after purchase.
Garage door insulation costs $50 to $500. You can purchase insulated units for $200 to $600 more than its non-insulated model.
For existing doors without insulation, you have a few options:
Fiberglass and reflective kits: $50–$100. DIY solution with low to moderate R-value and little sound dampening.
Polystyrene: $100–$200. Adds moderate R-value with some sound dampening.
Polyurethane: $200–$500. Adds the highest R-value, structural support and sound dampening.
Customizing your doors costs anywhere from $800 to $10,000. Standard single-car stock doors cost $250 to $800— significantly more budget-friendly than custom models. But stock doors let you match your garage to your home’s current design and aesthetic. Some customization options you might consider include:
Windows. Higher-end look and allow in natural light.
Trim and panels. Any material or style.
Shatterproof glass or frosted plastic. Add a modern touch.
Barn door styles. Gives a traditional, rustic feel.
Murals and multiple colors. Affords uniqueness.
|Stock||$250 – $800||
|Partially Custom||$800 – $2,500||
|Completely Custom||$1,500 – $10,000+||
Electrical work is necessary for automatic doors. If you don't have existing electrical outlets, you'll need to have some installed. Expect to pay $50 to $150 each. If it's not already present, you may also need to pay for underground cabling to connect electrical service from your home to the garage. Running underground electrical service to a garage costs $1,000 to $2,500, depending on the distance from the property.
Garage door installation pricing for labor runs from $200 to $500 per door. This doesn’t include any of the materials. This figure is the cost of installing the garage door itself but doesn't include running electricity, for which you'd need to hire an electrician. Typically, electricians cost $50 to $100 per hour.
While the typical range is $750 to $1,600, depending on where you live, you could pay as little as $250 or as much as $2,500.
Where you live plays a huge role in the cost of installing a garage door. Homeowners in places where those services are in greater demand, where the cost of living is higher, and the price of the base materials is costlier will pay more for their installation than someone living in a small town with more moderate living costs.
Garage doors with windows cost more than those without. While not essential, small windows in a garage door bring natural light into the space. Typically, a garage door with windows can cost up to 70% more than the same size door with no windows.
Adding an overhead roll-up glass garage door to your living room, kitchen, or bedroom costs far more than your standard garage. Yet, it’s a stylish way to both open your home to the outside and bring in more light with glass panels. For colder climates, you’ll want to opt for a door with high-efficiency insulated glass panels.
You’ll need to consider a few extra costs, including:
Moving electrical wiring costs $6–$8 per linear foot.
Hiring an architect costs $2,000–$9,500.
Knocking down a wall costs $300–$10,000.
Building a new wall costs $1,000–$3,000.
Garage door repairs run anywhere from $100 to $600 or more. Even at its worst, it’s 50% less to repair than replace. Actual costs depend on what you’re fixing.
Garage door repairs cost $150–$350.
Garage door opener repair costs $125–$350.
Garage door spring repair costs $150–$350.
Unless you have experience installing overhead doors, always hire a professional. Garage doors are heavy and dangerous when installed incorrectly. Tracks need to be parallel, springs wound correctly, and the opener placed in the right spot. Don’t risk injury or damaging your garage; hire a garage door installer near you for a perfect fit in a few hours. With a professional install, you can expect about an 85% return on your investment.
Glass garage doors can cost $5,000 or more, with the door mainly glass panels in frames. However, wood or metal with glass windows start at only $700.
It’ll take 4 to 7 hours to install a garage door.
You can sometimes purchase replacement panels for doors from a garage door repair professional in your area. They aren’t usually for sale directly to you.
If it’s the same type of door, you can install it on old tracks. Typically, new installs include new tracks.
Glass doors are only as insulated as the rating of the glass itself.
The best residential garage door depends heavily on your home, needs, climate, design, and what you’d really like. What might be best for one family might not meet the demands of another.
Some manufacturers claim only 15 to 30 years. But, with proper care, garage doors can last almost indefinitely or at least as long as the home.
Installing a double garage door costs $800 to $4,000. The material and design you choose determine the final price.