How Much Does it Cost to Install a Garage Door?

Looking to install a garage door? You can typically expect to pay somewhere between $740 and $1,410, for the door itself, supplies, and labor.

Total cost to install a garage door depends on:

  1. Size (single vs. double)
  2. Style and customization 
  3. Material
  4. Insulation
  5. Pinch resistance
  6. Tamper resistance

Choose Your Garage Door Style

Garage doors come in wide array of styles and colors. Carefully chosen, attractive and functional garage doors will add curb appeal galore. Keep this important fact in mind when you are selling your home, since your garage doors cover as much as 30 percent of its facade.

Make sure that the type you go for will be compatible with the style of your house and the feel of your neighborhood (as well as any specs issued by your HOA). The color should complement or harmoniously contrast with the color of your home's exterior.

Choose from the major garage door design features:

Opening Method -- sectional (roll-up), sliding, swing-out, or swing-up style

Style -- carriage-style; barn-style; raised, recessed or flat panels in assorted lengths; contemporary

Customization -- windows (clear, opaque, or colored glass), designer hardware and hinges, special finishes

Compare Garage Door Materials




Price: 16x7' double door

WOOD (cedar, redwood, cypress)

  • can be custom cut
  • high curb appeal
  • high maintenance
  • usually warrantied only 1 year



  • very strong
  • looks & feels like wood
  • resists rot & splitting
  • heavy weight


STEEL (budget quality)

  • many styles
  • durable
  • secure
  • tends to rust or dent
  • short warranty on springs & paint
  • insulates poorly


STEEL (better quality)

  • many styles
  • strong and secure
  • often comes with lifetime warranty
  • low maintenance
  • fiberglass-coated resists dents & rust
  • requires occasional repainting
  • insulates poorly


ALUMINUM (budget quality)

  • light weight
  • good for double doors
  • sturdy
  • dents easily
  • energy-inefficient

Under $1,500

ALUMINUM (better quality)

  • resists humidity
  • sturdy
  • energy-inefficient


FIBERGLASS (aluminum framed)

  • light weight
  • resists salt air
  • translucent
  • insulates poorly
  • can become brittle
  • discolors


Cost Breakdown

  • Materials -- Install a garage door made of materials ranging from inexpensive steel, through mid-range vinyl or wood composite, all the way up to top-of-the-line custom wood. Choose sectional (roll-up), sliding, swing-out, or swing-up style.
  • Supplies -- Verify in advance whether your garage door installation will include an electrical opener.
  • Labor -- The quoted price for garage door installation usually includes labor. If required, customization of the door, repair or reinforcement of the garage opening, replacement of the hardware, or setting up the automatic opening system will generally add to the cost.
  • Estimate -- The initial estimate, including precise measurement, is often free.

Get the Most for Your Money

Leave garage door installation in the capable hands of the experts, garage door professionals. It's a job for 2 people, both of whom must be trained and experienced in working safely with the tricky spring-operated mechanism.

Install an insulated garage door to save on energy costs, especially if your garage is attached to your house and/or you plan to use your garage as working or living space. This is particularly important in areas with extreme temperatures. Look for a minimum R-value of 5 in mild climates and 10 in harsh ones.

Here's some good news: upgrade your garage door and you'll get back an average of 83.7 percent of the cost when you sell your house. That figure puts new garage door installation in the Top 5 value-adding home improvements, according to Remodeling Magazine's respected 2014 cost vs. value report.