How Much is a New Garage Door?

A new garage door adds value to your home in more ways than one. At up to 30% or more of the street-facing side of your home, new garage doors add significant curb appeal. New doors can increase efficiency, improve safety and cut down on heating and cooling costs, contributing to their staggering 97.5% return on investment. Add a reliable increase in security, and it’s worth considering an upgrade. 

But what’s the average cost of a new garage door? You may be wondering exactly what you’re getting into when thinking about a new garage door project. 

The numbers outlined below are general ballparks* for what cost you can expect for a new door. 

*For a more accurate estimate for what you’re looking for, please contact us directly. 

Average Garage Door Costs by Type

The cost of a new garage door depends on your type of door. There are double doors, roll-up doors, sectional doors and many other styles. We’ll perform an onsite evaluation and show you the different ways new garage doors can help you get the look and utility you’re looking for. Plus, we’ll go over new garage door costs with you, so you know exactly what you’ll pay. 

Average Garage Door Costs Before Installation

New garage doors include your new doors and any mounting hardware. Depending on your material selection, the average costs for new garage doors can range from $300 to over $3,000. To start budgeting for your new door, begin with choosing a material.

  • Steel doors: Incredibly versatile, typically ranging between $258-3,170
  • Wooden garage doors: An elegant touch, costing anywhere from $500-1,230
  • Wood composite doors: Natural durability, costing between $800-2,000
  • Faux wood: The appearance of wood without the maintenance at $800-2,000
  • Aluminum doors: Lightweight and durable, ranging from $ 510-1,400
  • Fiberglass doors: More strength and less maintenance, from $870-1,500
  • Vinyl doors: Seal out the weather and resist the elements for $850-2,000

Other Cost Factors to Consider for New Garage Doors

Budgeting for new garage doors for your home or business includes other cost factors. We’ll explain how each can impact the cost of your doors during your free estimate. From installation to performance upgrades, cost considerations for new garage doors can include:

Professional Installation

Garage doors are dangerous to install or repair without the right tools and proper training. Depending on your door and any features, typical installation costs can range between $733 and $1,469, with the average coming in around $1,100.

Garage Openers

California law requires your garage door opener has a battery backup. If your garage door opener does not currently have a battery backup, you will need to replace your opener with your new garage door. 

Automatic garage openers add security and convenience to any garage door. Most openers include a central unit, wall-mounted switching and wireless remotes. Openers can range anywhere between $369 to $799 installed.

Additional Insulation

Most garage doors can be insulated for additional benefit. Insulating your garage door improves energy efficiency and limits noise transfer. New doors have weather seals fit with precision to further improve climate control, reducing annual heating and cooling costs. 

New Garage Doors in San Diego

New garage doors are an affordable way to give your home an upgrade or prepare it for sale. At Easy Open Door in Lakeside, we’ve been installing new garage doors in the San Diego area for four decades. Schedule a free estimate to learn more. We will help you find the right doors to suit your needs, giving your home a look your neighbors will envy.


Published by: Michele Godden

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