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Double Garage Door Installation Costs 2021 (Average Price)

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Garage doors are a staple in any home today. They are functional and impact the curb value of the home. Because of how common they are, you can find garage doors that are cheap or expensive. You have to know what to look for.

The average cost to install a double garage door is between $800 and $1,800 per door. The exact cost will depend on various factors, such as the garage door opener, materials, and labor. To find out more about estimating the exact price for your double garage door installation, read on.divider 4

Average Cost to Install a Double Garage Door

On average, installing a double garage door will cost between $800 and $1,800 per door. If you want a new garage door opener to go with that door, you can expect to pay an additional $250 to $600 to the initial estimate.

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Features that Impact Price

Multiple features impact the price of installing a double garage door. Labor and installation, materials, and style are the most pressing features. You can also get additional features, such as windows or a garage door opener, which will boost the price up even more.

  • Labor Installation

Professionals must install garage doors. Although the price for labor doesn’t make up most of the overall price, it definitely shouldn’t be ignored. The average cost for labor on one door is about $350. That would make the labor for a double garage door right at $700. In comparison to the materials, the cost of labor is pretty small.

  • Material

The material will largely impact the price. In fact, the materials and hardware make up the majority of the garage door price. As of 2021, the average cost for materials is $627.94 per door. With that number, the average cost in materials for a double door garage is $1,255.88.

Garage doors are typically made of one of four materials: classic wood, steel, vinyl, and wood composites. These materials will impact material cost, as well as labor fees.

Of these materials, steel is the most common. It is incredibly affordable, but you should consider getting insulated foam placed on the inside. In contrast, the classic would garage door often is made from Hemlock, Cedar, or Mahogany. These doors are way more expensive than the steel options, but they are attractive and incredibly durable.

Vinyl and wood composites have been rising in popularity throughout the years. They tend to look more attractive than steel, but they are more affordable than classic wood. These options don’t last as long as wood.

  • Style

Garage doors can also come in four different styles. The style will affect the cost because of the hardware involved, but the style doesn’t make that big of a price difference. The style options to pick from include swing up, roll up, swing out, and sliding.

The most popular option is the roll-up option. This will have a sectional design, and it can be controlled by remote. Most people who want a new garage door think of this option. The second most common choice is the swing up option. It is a one-piece door. As the name suggests, the door swings out and then up.

The last two options are lesser-known. The swing-out offers great overhead storage. Meanwhile, the sliding option uses a two-door style that slides up.

  • Custom Door Garage

Garage doors are rather easy to customize, but they will make the price go up. The most common customization includes windows at the top of the garage door panel. Another common customization is insulating steel garage doors, which will cost between $800 and $1,330. Some can be as high as $1,700.

  • Garage Door Openers

Most people don’t want to open up their garage door by hand. Instead, they want to push a button so that the garage door opens on its own. That’s what a garage door opener is for. Garage door openers will include a drive, belt, screw, or chain. Most modern options are belt-driven for their quiet design.

Before installation, garage door openers can cost between $150 and $500. The installation will only increase that price based on your installer.

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What’s Covered in the Cost?

Whenever you hire an installer to put in your new garage doors, you want to know exactly what you’re paying for. Typically, this estimated price will include the new door and the labor costs. Be sure to talk to your garage door installer to make sure you all are on the same page in terms of installation.

Ways to Save Money

Saving money for garage door installation is a bit more difficult than it is with other home improvement ideas. That’s because it is next to impossible to do this task on your own or DIY it. Still, there are little things you can do to make sure you are getting the best price.

Most importantly, make sure to get estimates from three to five different companies. This will help you find the best installer for your money. Make sure to read reviews and talk to anyone who has recently had a double garage door installed themselves.

Finally, get a warranty on your garage door and labor. This will not save money initially, but it can save you a lot down the line in the case of an emergency or an issue with the doors.divider 1

Conclusion

Even though garage doors are utilized all throughout the world, they are actually relatively affordable. The average price for a garage door falls between $800 and $1,800 per door. Of course, that number will be doubled for a double garage door. Still, this price seems like a small one since it protects your garage, your car, and anything else within it.


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