Despite its hanging in there through life’s ups and downs, it’s time to replace your garage door. A new garage door can improve the look of your entire home, but what should you expect to pay?
Garage door installation — not including an opener — costs about $2,300, on average, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, or NARI. But the cost of your new garage door will vary depending on where you live, the size and type of door you choose and who installs it.
Keep reading to find out how much a garage door should cost, the factors that affect cost and tips to make it more affordable.
Garage door cost breakdown
Here’s a breakdown of factors in the final cost of your new garage door:
A standard single-car garage door is 8 to 10 feet wide, while a two-car garage door is 12 to 18 feet wide. Garage doors also come in different heights and thicknesses, and in general, the bigger they are, the more they cost.
Most homes have sectional or roll-up garage doors, which tend to be more affordable. Other types include the one-piece or swing up, the swing out or carriage-house style and sliding garage doors.
Materials and hardware
Steel: Durable and low-maintenance, steel garage doors are a popular residential option. But steel doors are also heavy, hard on an opener and easily dented. Steel is typically one of the most affordable garage door materials. The cost of a steel, two-car garage door generally ranges from $750 to $3,500 depending on the…