Garage door installation professionals can quickly and efficiently remove an old or nonoperational garage door, replace or upgrade an existing garage door, or install a door during new home construction. Garage doors come in an array of finishes and sizes, tailor-made for single-car garages, double-car garages and even tall enough for RVs.
Garage doors can be made of aluminum, steel, vinyl, fiberglass, masonite, wood or a combination of several materials. Choose an insulated door in regions that have extreme climates to help keep out the heat or cold. The two most common types of garage doors are one-piece tilt-ups and sectional rollups, although one piece tilt-ups are not installed as often in new construction homes. Installation pros can link a new garage door to an existing garage door opener or can install a completely new garage door opener system if preferred. The average garage door installation process takes two or three hours, says Sean Rogers of Third Gen Garage Doors in Golden, Colorado. Several factors affect the cost of installing a new garage door.
Garage door styles range from traditional to modern, made from various types of materials. The four most popular styles that customers of Third Gen Garage Doors request are raised-panel, carriage-house, full-view aluminum and solid-wood cedar or mahogany. When Third Gen Garage Doors installs a new door, the company hauls away the old garage door and includes a weather seal for the new door. A 16x7 door fits a double-car garage and an 8x7 door fits a single car garage. It’s important for customers to be as clear as possible about the type of door they want, whether they want it insulated and whether it’s for a double- or single-car garage. Here are some examples of garage door installation costs from Third Gen Garage Doors:
Raised-panel, insulated,16x7 garage door: $1,100
Raised-panel, insulated, 8x7: $700
Carriage-house 16x7 garage door with stamped-steel design: $1,500
Carriage-house 8x7 garage door with stamped-steel design: $1,000
Carriage-house 16x7 garage door with steel and faux-wood overlay: $3,500
Carriage-house 8x7 garage door with steel and faux-wood overlay: $2,000–$2,200
Solid-wood cedar or mahogany 16–7 garage door with window in top panels: $5,000
Solid-wood cedar or mahogany 8x7 garage door with window in top panels: $3,500
Professionals can install a new garage door opener at the same time as the door installation. Pricing varies widely, depending on the brand and features. Here are some examples of garage door opener installation costs from Third Gen Garage Doors:
Contractor-grade garage door opener: $300
Top-of-the-line opener with ¾-horsepower battery backup, belt drive and nearly soundless operation: $475
Many certified garage door technicians offer a product warranties. Details vary, depending on the brand and style of door. Most garage installation pros also offer labor warranties that are separate from the product warranties and cover any installation problems. Rogers of Third Gen Garage Doors says his company’s labor warranty lasts one year and most service warranties last three years. Many installation pros will install garage doors the customer has purchased independently but will not offer a warranty on the door or labor. Third Gen Garage Doors charges the following just for installation:
16x7: $350–$500, depending on door type
The brand of door that Third Gen Garage Doors works with most often (although the company can order any brand of door) are CHI overhead doors, which have a lifetime warranty on the panels and hardware against corrosion and rust. The warranty lasts as long as the purchaser is the owner of the home. It’s important to research warranty offerings when purchasing a new garage door.
Many garage door pros can tackle after-hours problems and middle-of-the-night emergencies that don’t fall under standard warranties. Third Gen Garage Doors charges a standard $150 rate, plus parts for after-hours calls.
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