If your door is damaged beyond repair or if you are wanting to update your home’s curb appeal, the first thing you are probably considering is how much is this going to cost. 1st Rate Garage Doors has put together some things to consider when it comes to your budget for a new door. A new door can be a big investment but studies show that the return on this investment is better than most other home improvements.
Do You Really Need a New Door?
Before you plunge head first into this, do you even need a new door? If your door is heavily rusted or rotting or if you heavily damaged it with your car, then there really is no way of getting around buying a new one. Keep in mind that you can paint wood or steel doors if you are simply looking for a transformation.
The Cost for the Door Itself
A large chunk of the money you spend on replacing a door goes to the actual door itself. This all depends on how basic or how fancy you want your door to be. Keep in mind that most homeowners only purchase one door in their lifetime, so you can spend a little more to get the look that you will love for the years to come.
A basic single steel door will run you about $200-$300. A more customized door can run you in upwards of $4,000 for a double door. Generally speaking, the higher quality of materials and the more layers of insulation and reinforcement, the higher the price tag will be.
The Cost for a New Opener
Another factor to consider when you are looking to buy a new door is whether or not you will need a new opener. If you are buying a heavy door such as an insulated, reinforced, or wooden door, then you might consider upgrading to an opener with a stronger motor. Or, if your opener is old, you might want to upgrade to a safer, more efficient one.
There are also a variety of features to think about with a new opener. If you want a fully loaded, feature rich wall mount opener, then it’s going to cost you. On average, you can expect to spend anywhere from $100-$400 on a new opener.
The Cost for Labor
Some folks try to manage installing a new door all on their own but we generally always recommend hiring someone to do it for you. Garage doors weigh a few hundred pounds and if you don’t have the proper equipment or knowledge, can be a big safety hazard. Installation costs will vary, depending on how extensive the project is.
Most of the time, the estimate for work includes haul away of your old door as well as installation of new tracks and other parts as well as wiring. Of course, installation of an opener will add to the final installation bill as well. Typically speaking, the average cost for labor is somewhere between $500-$800.
Call for Your Quote
Call us today so we can give you a quote! Your cost will be lower or higher depending on what options you choose. You can call 1st Rate Garage Doors today for a free quote.