For most families, when it comes to garage door replacement, curb appeal is one consideration, but there is also wallet appeal. So what does a new garage door cost?
Whether we’re at the Home Show or visiting your home to provide an estimate, cost is the question we hear most often. We get it. Everything costs more these days, and everyone is looking to save a buck. A new garage door has been shown to increase your home’s resale value, but if you’re not thinking of selling your home anytime soon, a new door can seem like a big investment.
There are a number of factors to consider when you are trying to determine if you should replace your door.
Has your garage door been damaged at all? Do you have a broken garage door spring? Peeling paint or noisy rollers are a minor fix, but if there is any physical damage due to a car accident or storm, replacing it might be the best option.
How old is your garage door? A well maintained garage door can last decades, but even with the best maintenance program, time will eventually take its toll. Garage doors are continually exposed to the weather. Sun, rain, snow, and fluctuations in temperature will eventually make an impact.
Opening and Closing
Does your door open and close easily? If it is becoming harder to open or close your door, it might be time for a new one.
There are two questions to consider here. First, is your door safe to open or close? Just as important…Does it lock securely? Garage doors are heavy, and – especially if you open and close them manually – the door can injure you or a family member. As far as home security, a faulty garage door lock or an older model door opener may give thieves access to your home.
If your garage is attached to your home, does your door offer any insulation from extreme cold or heat? A door that is properly insulated and sealed can help keep the extreme weather outside.
What do passersby see when they look at your house? For homes with a street facing garage door, the door may make up a third to a half of the view of your home. A new door can make a huge impression, and as previously mentioned can increase your home’s resale value.
If you decide to replace your door, the exact cost of the project will depend on the size and style of the door, and the materials it is composed of (for example: metal vs. vinyl and insulated vs. non-insulated doors). In addition, there are several custom features and accessories that can be added that will increase the cost a bit.
What Is The Average Cost of a New Garage Door?
In general, however, a standard single car garage typically costs about $1,400, while a double door costs around $2,400 installed. Labor charges can add about $300 to the total cost of either door. Now, it’s important to understand that these costs are for a standard roll-up door, so a more elaborate style will cost more.
Don’t let the cost intimidate you though. At Gerald Giel Garage Doors, we give free estimates, and can help you find a new garage door to fit your budget.