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Your garage is where your tools, cars, and knick-knacks cohabit in organized chaos. You need a functional, lockable, durable garage door to keep this space safe. If yours shows signs of wear or you’re in the market to install a garage door, you’re probably wondering how much a garage door costs.

Typically, you can expect to pay between $400 to $4,600 for a garage door, including installation costs. But expect to pay more if you plan to get a custom-built garage door with expensive materials. 

Price list for garage door installation

When installing or replacing a garage door, you need to know what type of door you’re getting. Here’s the average cost of materials and installation for a single or double garage door.

Garage door Average cost of materials Average cost of installation
Single garage door (8-10 feet wide by 7-8 feet tall)
Double garage door (12-16 feet wide by 7-8 feet tall)

a handyman installing a garage door

What types of garage doors can Taskers install?

You can find a variety of garage doors out there, and your door’s size, style, shape, and system will influence your new garage door cost. Each type has advantages, and your choice will depend on your garage space ad budget.

Roll-up garage doors 

Roll-up doors usually cost between $800 to $3,000. These open by rolling straight into the roof space, ready to roll out again when needed. They take up very little space when up and don’t make much noise.


Tilt-up garage doors

Tilt-up doors come in two variants: canopy and retractable. Tilt-up canopy garage doors are easy to open and close by hand and form a canopy when opened. Meanwhile, tilt-up retractable garage doors almost recede from view when opened and can be operated manually or automatically. These range from $500 up to $2,000. 


Sliding or swing-out garage doors

Swing-out doors consist of two doors that open like regular ones. On the other hand, sliding doors slide open to stand against the garage walls when you open. These are expensive, with prices starting at $1,000. 

Sectional garage doors

Sectional doors are made of multiple panels, or ’sections,’ joined together with hinges. As the door opens, the sections fold up along the tracks. When open, they rest flat along the garage roof (unlike roller doors), so they take up minimal space. For this type, expect to pay around $800 to $2,500. 

What factors affect the average cost of garage door installation?

There’s more to garage door costs than you think. Below are some variables that influence the price of garage door installation. 


1. Number of doors

If you have two garage doors and are considering replacing or installing them, it will require more materials and time to install. The cheapest garage doors are often single doors, while double and custom ones will cost more. 

2. Your location

Garage door costs depend on where you live. New garage door and installation costs are higher in places where the service is in demand, the materials are more expensive, and the cost of living is sky-high. You can pay as low as $245 or as high as $2,500. 

3. Garage size and shape

Size matters, at least in this case. When choosing a garage door replacement, the cost will depend on what you need for your garage or driveway. For instance, having a sectional door on the roof would be tricky if your space on the roof is limited. 

Once you know your needs, you can start looking around for help. If you have a broken garage door, it might be more practical to hire a garage door repair specialist rather than replace the door entirely. 


4. Labor

Labor also influences garage door installation costs. The average labor cost for installation ranges from $200 to $500 per door, excluding the materials. You’d need to hire an electrician for the cabling and electrical service, which can run up to $100 per hour. 

a handyman installing an automatic garage door 

5. Installation type

There are two types of installation for garage doors: manual and automatic. Manual installation means the door is opened and closed by hand, while automatic installation entails using a motor to open and close the door. 

Manual garage door installation can be cheaper, as it’s a simple installation job. For automatic installation, you may need to hire a more qualified tradie who knows automatic installation to perform the job. 

6. Aesthetics and style 

We all want a home that is stylish and appealing. So consider your style preference and needs when looking for the right garage door type. For instance, are you more into aluminum, wood composite, or timber when it comes to the material? 

Find the right balance between style and function, so you don’t just choose a garage door that looks good but also one that works how you want it. 


7. Materials

Steel, aluminum, and timber are the common materials used in garage doors. Steel is lighter and, thus, cheaper. But aluminum and wood are more durable and can last longer than steel - a more economical choice in the long run. Your garage door type and material can affect installation costs, as some types and materials may require more time and special tools. 

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Garage doors alone can be costly, so be sure to shop around for the best price. If you’re looking for a professional to help you with garage door installation, post a task for the job. Apart from sharing your location, garage size, and budget, ask about these things when requesting a garage door cost estimate:

  • Do they need pictures or video to assess the issue properly?

  • Does the quoted price include labor?

  • Does the installation come with a warranty?

Once everything is in order, post a task and connect with skilled garage door installers to help you update your garage space. 

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