Your garage door works hard for you every day. It keeps your car (and valuables) protected, helps secure your home, and opens for you time and time again. But when it’s not working like it used to, it’s time for a new door. If you’re anxious about garage door cost, we’re here to explain why it’s worth the investment.
We think it helps to understand averages before diving into your individual needs. Single, standard garage doors typically fall in the range of $600 to $1,500 installed. Whereas double car doors average $800 to $1,500 installed. Of course, certain factors can alter the cost dramatically. To start, ask yourself the following questions:
How insulated do I want my garage door to be? This is a consideration that can lead to more efficient heating and cooling.
Are custom options important to me? Customization includes everything from size, materials, windows, and hardware.
Is installation included in the cost? Most companies, like COGD, roll installation into the overall cost.
How hard will it be to maintain this garage door? Repairs happen to the best of doors. Make sure you consider the upkeep and maintenance for the door type you choose.
What do I want the door’s primary purpose to be? Decide if you want a new garage door for curb appeal, more efficient lifting for one or more cars, safety, resale value, or any combination.
Understanding garage door cost
Before breaking a sweat over the bill, garage door cost can vary dramatically. There are decisions you can make as a homeowner to change the look, functionality, and ongoing upkeep of your door. And each of these decisions eventually factor into the cost.
There are several garage door materials to choose from, each with a different price point. Of the most popular materials, the least expensive options tend to be aluminum and wood composite garage doors. Whereas the more expensive options are usually steel and wood garage doors. You should also consider material upkeep and longevity in overall cost. For example, wood and wood composite are generally easier to maintain, but options like aluminum can dent without proper care.
We have nine garage door opener options available that vary in price point and functionality. Depending on the type of door you choose, we recommend options that will make your door the most efficient. But some openers have upgraded features like SmartControl panels, ultra-quiet belt drives, and automatic garage door locks.
Lastly, the more customized you want your door to be, the higher the overall price. Customization also varies from alterations on manufactured doors (like specialty windows or paneling) to fully custom wood garage doors. Our team of experts can help you determine what options make sense for your style and functionality needs. From there, you can weigh the pros and cons of increased curb appeal and custom options with a higher price point.
Make a long term investment in your home
A garage door is a prominent part of your home. And it might be on your mind if it’s stopped working or if you’re almost done building your dream home. Garage door cost doesn’t have to be a source of stress, though. Just consider your options and see it as an investment in your home’s future.