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The price of your garage door installation can vary significantly. You want the best installation possible to ensure that the job is done correctly and that your garage door will last a long time. You also want to make the most of your money. Take a closer look at what you’re getting for your money with garage door installation.


The type of door you’re installing and your garage door opening system will impact the cost of your installation. The larger the door, the more expensive the installation will be. Heavy wood doors or custom roll up doors will cost more. Insulated doors cost more than non-insulated, however the cost is often offset with the reduction in your home heating costs. Make sure that you compare installation costs within the same type of garage door and opening system.

Trained Staff

The first, and perhaps most important, element to compare is how well the staff are trained. Installing a garage door is no easy task. The  garage door and opening system need to be properly aligned, spring tension needs to be calibrated, and technicians need to know how to perform all of the installation steps safely, properly, and quickly.

A well-trained technician can cost more than a handyman, however it’s worth the price. Take a look at the reviews for the installation service. Look for a garage door company that does the work themselves rather than using subcontractors.

Garage Door Removal

Some installation services charge to remove and dispose of your old garage door and opening system. Check to see if that service is included or if it’s an added fee. You might also want to explore the cost of disposing of your old garage door yourself. Generally, it will be more cost effective to pay the garage door service to handle the task for you.

Extra Services and Tasks

The average garage door installation can range from around $700 to about $1,400 depending on the type of door and opening system. If you get quotes from different companies, read them carefully to make sure that they are comparing similar installation tasks.

Many installation projects also require additional carpentry and electrical work. Not only do you want to have a highly skilled technician managing this for you, you also want to make sure that it’s done correctly. When comparing garage door installation costs, make sure that these potential add-ons are taken into consideration in the project quote.