Garage door repairs can cost you about $150-$350 and depending on the type an entirely new door can cost anywhere around $600-$1400.
Garage doors function a bit differently than normal house doors. These doors have a lot of variety in them, some are automatic and some manual. We can choose between shutter doors, roll-up doors, single and even double panel doors.
With time, your door slowly shows signs of aging. The color gets faded and the doors start showing signs of malfunctions. Common signs are increased creaking noises or physical dents or damage to the body of the door.
After a while, your garage door will need regular maintenance. If you are not careful enough it might cost you more for repairs. Garage doors are extremely heavy and should be treated with proper precautions.
In this article, we will show you all the related costs to garage door repairs, maintenance, and the cost of buying a new one to help you make a more informed decision.
1. Cost Of A Complete Replacement
If you are thinking of getting your previous door completely replaced for a new one, there are some significant costs. For a single shutter door, you need to spend roughly $600 to $950.
However, the cost is higher for double shutter doors, where you will need to spend around $940 to $1370. The cost of removing the previous doors and installing the new ones are included in this price range.
There are other additional features that can be installed in your garage door, but they will cost you too.
2. Installation Cost Of Garage Doors
The prices we have mentioned so far, all come with installation price included, so no extra cost is needed. However, that may not be the case with all contractors.
Some contractors do not include installation charges with the door price, and additional money is needed to install the doors. The price generally ranges from $1000 to $1300 for single doors and around $1600 for double doors.
But remember, always get a professional technician for your garage door repairs. Do not try to fix or change the door all by yourself because garage doors can be complicated.
There are several other DIY maintenance tasks you can do but leave the garage doors to the experts.
Since this is a full overview, we will also discuss these additional features and the possible cost involved:
- Installing a window to the single door garage will cost you around $145 to $325.
- Installing a window to the double door garage will cost you $300 to $530.
- Using wood grain paint on your door will cost you $105 to $345.
- Using some composite trim will cost you $305 to $550.
- Installing a remote control system to open and close will cost you $70 to $130.
- Increasing the insulation value of your door will cost you around $190 to $420.
These are not the only things you need to keep in mind.
There are other factors such as where you live. The place you live in could significantly increase or decrease the price of a door replacement, and there could also be some additional charges for installing new doors.
3. Measurements Are Important
You need to consider whether or not to change the door frame while getting a new door?
This is important because the door you want to install may be bigger or smaller in size than the original one.
In that case, for the necessary adjustment work, you will need additional money.
4. Hardware & Custom Build Costs
One more thing to be considered is whether or not to replace some hardware along with the whole garage door.
If you are looking to replace some hardware such as springs or door valves, it will cost you some extra money, ranging from $120 to $310.
Some people order custom doors for their unique houses. For example, most doors are standard built, made of either aluminum or stainless steel.
But perhaps you want a door that has a hardened glass body and aluminum sidings, it will cost you much more. Depending on the material and the style of the custom design, it might cost you from $2000 to $6000.
5. Repair Or Replace, Which Is Better?
Although getting a new door might be very tempting, some people might think that getting it repaired is much better and comparatively cheaper. It will cost you anywhere around $70 to $110 for normal repairs.
If your garage has some very old hardware and a lot of parts need repairing, then the price may rise to $200, which is still cheaper than getting a new door.
But remember repairs are for small parts. If larger parts like door panels or torsion springs get broken then it is best to get a new door installed. To make sure your garage door lasts longer you need to provide proper maintenance.
If you are a DIY enthusiast then you may already have the essential tools. However, you will need a wrench set, a screwdriver set, and lubricants to routinely check and keep the door in good condition.
6. Manual Garage doors or Automatic Garage doors?
When you hear about automatic garage doors, you think about a technologically advanced door that is full of high tech and will cost you a fortune.
But that is not the case. Most automatic garage doors are not expensive at all, and the costs are very similar to the manual doors.
So, if you think you can afford a manual door, you can also afford an automatic door by investing a little more.
You can add extra features to your manual door. For your garage doors, you will need electric garage door openers that can cost you around $350-$600.
Whether you want a whole new garage door or just repairs, it all depends on your budget and how much you are willing to spend. Both are equal in terms of effectiveness, so it all comes down to your personal preference.