Everything has an expiration date: milk, your toothbrush, shampoo, even the bleach under your sink. Your garage door is no different. As time goes on, a garage door’s lifespan shortens. This can be mitigated through annual check-ups to make sure each part of your garage door is functioning as it should, but there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your garage door.
Whether your garage door has reached its expiration date or has undergone enough damage to warrant a replacement, LawnStarter says to expect to spend between $590 and $1,650 on a professional garage door replacement. The national average, including material and labor costs, is $1,120. These numbers are dependent on several factors, including garage size and type of garage door. Let’s briefly examine how much it costs to replace your garage door.
How Much Does It Cost to Replace Your Garage Door?
According to LawnStarter, the typical price ranges for a garage door replacement are as follows:
- National average: $1,120
- Typical price range: $590 – $1,1650
- Extreme low end: $375
- Extreme high end: $4,450
When it comes time for homeowners to replace their garage doors, most will pay the typical price range with a professional garage door technician. This includes the cost of removing the old garage door and its hardware and installing everything brand-new.
Homeowners can expect to pay the low-end cost when they get a non-insulated, aluminum or steel garage door without replacing the hardware and old tracks. While this is cost-efficient, insulation is highly valuable and recommended. Furthermore, not replacing the garage door parts, especially after the garage door’s expiration has passed, is not recommended. When a garage door’s lifespan has come to an end, it’s best to replace every function of the garage door.
On the other hand, homeowners who decide to upgrade their garage door during the replacement process can expect to pay the high-end price. This is typically the case when homeowners choose to install a garage door made out of wood or glass. These garage door types are more expensive than standard garage doors.
The Cost to Replace Your Garage Door by Size
Chances are when you need to replace your garage door, you’re not just replacing one garage door. If you have several cars, you might have two single-car garage doors, one single-car and one two-car, or any combination of garage doors. The garage door size that needs to be replaced is an important factor in determining the cost.
Single-car garage doors are typically 7 to 10 feet wide and 7 to 8 feet high. The typical price range for replacing this garage door is about $500 to $2,500. This might seem like a wide margin, but this is because single-car garage doors come in many different materials and styles.
Multi-car garages, on the other hand, come in several different sizes and variations. If you have two cars, you might have two single-car garage doors or one two-car garage door that is about 16 to 24 feet wide. Replacing two single-car garage doors has a price range of about $1,100 to $4,700, while replacing one two-car garage door ranges from about $750 to $4,000.
Lastly, if you have a three-car garage door system, there are also individual price ranges for you. If you have three single-car garage doors, replacing all would cost about $1,600 to $7,000. Replacing one single-car and one two-car garage door costs about $1,300 to $6,400.
The Cost to Replace Your Garage Door by Type
Something to keep in mind when you replace your garage door is that exchanging the style of your current garage door for an updated look can be extremely beneficial in the long run. Choosing a garage door that simultaneously is aesthetically pleasing and fits in with your home and the surrounding neighborhood will boost your home’s curb appeal and can help you when you want to sell your home. However, keep in mind that the type of garage door you choose, including how it functions, will affect the cost.
Here is a look at common garage door types and what you can expect them to cost:
Sectional Garage Door
- Typical cost: $480 – $1,770
Tilt-up Garage Door
- Typical cost: $480 – $1,530
Carriage House Garage Door
- Typical cost: $980 – $6,130
Glass Garage Door
- Typical cost: $850 – $5,950
Garage Door Replacement Professionals
ASAP Garage Door is a premier service provider that deals with installing, repairing, and maintaining garage doors. Our technicians have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to perform replacement or installation activities. Call us at (210) 791-9216 or contact us on our site.