BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER
When it’s time to replace their garage door many homeowners have no idea what it might cost to upgrade their old garage door or opener. Although I can’t give the cost of every garage door in every configuration, I can give a person in the market for a garage door an idea of what they may be up against. For a customer that wants to save money it is very important to have the right information before starting to shop.
The most important variable in garage door pricing depends upon the garage door size. Pull a measurement of the width of the garage door, and then the height. Most double car garage doors are either 16′ or 18′ wide, and 7′ or 8′ tall. There are other non standard sizes, but these are the most common. In a single car garage door the widths are generally 8′, 9′, or 10′ wide with the same 7′ or 8′ heights as the double car garage door. When determining the size, it is important to measure the size of the opening, and not the existing door panels.
After you have your door size, you should now choose your door material. The most popular of which are steel, wood, and composite. Steel doors are the most common and economical, composite doors are beautiful and low maintenance, but very pricey, and wood doors are very stylish and versatile, but can be quite expensive and hard to maintain.
Next, you will need to choose if your door needs to be insulated or non insulated. This will generally add from $180-$250 to the cost of a standard door, but this cost can be easily recouped through energy savings. An insulated door is also quieter than a non insulated door, and comes with improved warranties. In some cases, detached garages and workshops are not always necessary to insulate.
Last, you will need to determine if you would like your door to come with a row of glass. Decorative glass is a great way to add curb appeal to your home at a low cost, but is not in favor of some due to security issues. The cost of adding windows to a garage door varies from as low as $75.00 to upwards of $300 for some higher end options.
At Garage Doors & More, we can help you through the buying process. We have double car garage doors from $449.00, and we back all of our prices with a lowest in the region guarantee.
Give us a call for a no hassle quote. We have most standard sizes and configurations in stock, and we do same day installations in most cases if you book by 12 noon. We now have locations in North Carolina and South Carolina to serve you.