How Much Do Garage Doors Cost?

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When purchasing a garage door, it is likely that you will want to do your research and know how much it will cost you. Garage doors usually cost around 30% of the total amount of money spent on the exterior of your house.

The garage door cost depends on the size and the material. Garage doors usually tilt up or roll up. The average size of the garage door is around 16 X 7 feet and an aluminum tilting garage door will cost between $700 and $1000. These aluminum garage doors don’t rust and are very light in weight but dents can occur easily.

A 16 X 7 foot, tilting garage door made of soft wood ranges from $400 to $700. A sectional wooden garage door which rolls up has a cost of around $900 to $1,400. Wood panels that are stained and do not need to be painted cost between $1,200 and $2,000. They can cost more if the panels are decorative and are made from a specific type of wood. If you wish to have a custom built wooden garage door, it is likely to start from $2,500 to $3,000 and as they are customized even more, the cost is likely to go up further. Wood requires a lot of maintenance although it looks amazing in any house.

If a 16 X7 steel garage door is being installed, a payment of $750 to $1,200 should be expected. The cheaper doors have single skin. Double skin includes a layer of insulation and it also looks nicer. The thicker the steel door and the more insulation it has, the more it is likely to cost. Steel doesn’t rust easily but it is prone to dents and scratches.

Apart from the costs of the door, the installation itself costs around $300 to $500. If an automatic garaged door opener is included, an additional $130 to $300 should be added. Transmitters cost around $15 to $50 each. Therefore, the option that suits you best and meets your budget should be chosen.