Cost of a New Garage Door

by The Carpenter

The Cost of Home Remodeling

Whether your old garage door stopped working, is out-of-date, or you just flat out want a new one for your home or for your new home that you are building, the cost of a new garage door will vary based on a number of different factors. Two of the most commons factors that will affect the cost of a new garage door lies in the size of the garage door as well as the material used in the construction of the garage door.

There is a variety of materials used in the construction of garage doors including steel, vinyl, wood, etc. You can even go so far as having custom wood and carriage style doors installed. These cost a pretty penny but if you ever plan to sell your home, it can really help your home sell. However, you’ll definitely be out a hefty sum to begin with as these doors cost thousands of dollars. The average cost of these type of garage doors would probably be around $3,000 and $8,000+ depending on the customizations required.

Prices will vary a lot depending on model, size, location, installation company, etc, so the best thing you can do is to shop around and compare garage door estimates as much as you can, so you can be certain you’re getting the best price.

The cheapest garage door is probably going to be made out of steel. It is the most common material for garage doors since it is so cheap; however, it dents easily causing a turn-off to many individuals and homeowners. You are looking at around $1000 – $1500 with a steel garage door on an average.

A material that is coming into the realm is vinyl. This is becoming more popular as we speak as it is still relatively cheap but it is resistant to denting. You are probably looking between $1200 and upwards to $2000 for the cost of a new garage door in vinyl.

Looking to go green as many of us are? If so, you can actually find composite wood garage doors nowadays. These doors are simply constructed of recycled wood. They actually aren’t all that expensive either – probably between $1000 and $2000. Not bad to be helping the Earth, huh?

One more thing that you’ll need to consider is if you want your garage door insulated or non-insulated. If you have a detached garage or a garage that will only be used for the parking of your vehicle(s) then a non-insulated one will be fine; however, if the garage is connected to the house and you may decide to turn it into a bedroom at some point in time or a game room, then an insulated door would be ideal as it will help keep the utility bills down.

While I’ve given some round about garage door prices, they are just that – round about. The cost of a new garage door will depend on a number of factors including but not limited to the material, size, as well as your location. You may be able to acquire a garage door in Arkansas for $500 less than you could in California; therefore, the location will cause the price to vary.

Again, if you can install the new garage door yourself it will significantly decrease the overall cost of a new garage door for your home. However, if you can’t for whatever reason, be sure to shop around and get the best prices possible for the best value for your money.

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