You may have come to the place where you want to replace your garage door. But If you go online to look at prices, it can be difficult to know what exactly you need and how much it’s going to cost. The cost can vary greatly, and the best way to get a firm price estimate is to call our office and schedule a free in person estimate! That way a member of our estimating team can measure your space, and help you get a feel for what you really want and need.
But of course there are a few things we can look at now to get a rough idea of how much it costs to replace a garage door.
GARAGE DOOR SIZE
The first step in figuring out how much is would cost to replace your door is to determine the size. The exact measurements do change the cost slightly, but to determine the rough cost, all you have to figure out is whether you have a single door, or a double door. A single door is one that only one car will fit through, and a double is for two!
For single doors, a typical size will be 9×7. 90% of the single doors we replace are 9×7 in size! Your door may be taller, or more narrow, but the price of a new door won’t vary by too much if you look at 9×7 pricing.
With a double door, the most common size is 16×7. Again, it can vary in width and height but since this is a pretty standard measurement the price of a replacement door won’t vary by too much.
WHAT FEATURES DO YOU WANT
Another factor that greatly determines cost is going to be the features that you want in the door.
Some of the biggest ones are going to be Insulation, windows, and style.
We always recommend going with at least the 6.5 R value three layer door. They are going to stand the test of time MUCH better than a non insulated door. Depending on how much time you spend in your garage, and where is in relation to the rest of your house, you may want to go up in R value, but the 6.5 is a great starting point.
Windows or no? When thinking about windows I always ask a few questions. Do you work in your garage at all? Is your garage in the front of your home? And are you concerned about security?
If the answer is yes to any of those questions that I usually recommend windows. A note on the security concern is that some people can be worried about their belongings being so visible with windows. First of all, most windows are going to be too high for someone who isn’t very tall to see through. But even if someone is able to see into our windows you can always get a glass that is not clear! There are several different glass finishes that you can ask your estimator about.
Of course, the cost can differ with the different type of glass you choose but again, not by much.
Style! Probably the biggest variable in garage door cost is the style. Of course, the classic raised panel garage door is going to be the most inexpensive. As the doors get fancier, the prices go up. Honestly, the prices don’t usually differ too much from each other from step to step. But if you go from a classic door to one that is on the higher end then the prices will be huge steps.
I think that when you are doing just the beginning steps of checking prices it’s best to start simple. So, go to our website and browse the residential doors. Get a good idea of what style you like, and go from there!
It’s so hard to give a price out on a blog post, especially with all the variables. But if you give us a call and ask for a rough price over the phone, we can give you a rough bid. Be ready before you call. Decide on your preferences. Know if you have a single or double door, what style you want, ask about the cost of adding windows and of course, start at least with a 6.5 R value for insulation.
Once you have some ideas, if you want to move forward with replacing your door schedule a free in person estimate for yourself! We can get you a firm price so that you can update the face of your home!