Purchasing a new garage door is an excellent way to increase your curb appeal, energy savings, and leisure time. Most new garage doors can be professionally installed in the course of a few hours. One thing that you may very well be wondering about is new garage door cost. While, only a local garage door company can give you an accurate price estimate, here are some factors to consider.
New Garage Door Cost
According to Remodeling Magazine, the national average cost to install a new, mid-range garage door is $3,6111. This cost is for a new steel door with two coats of factory-applied paint that is insulated for energy efficiency. Top panel windows and installation are also factored into the cost. The same report shows a 97.5% return on investment should you decide to sell your home in the future. It’s important to remember, though, that these values can vary depending on contractor and location.
Size of the Door: One of the most significant variables affecting the cost of new garage doors is the size. Standard door widths, according to Clopay, are 8’, 9’, 10’, 12’, 14’, 15’, 15’6”, and 18’. Anything outside of this will need to be custom ordered. Check with your local distributor for accurate pricing.
Door Materials: Another variable in new garage door cost are materials. The price for wood, steel, and full-view vary widely. Considering your personal preferences is essential. It’s also a good idea to compare maintenance requirements as some materials require more upkeep than others.
Door Styles: There are many styles available for new garage doors such as carriage house, contemporary, and traditional. It’s important to select a style that not only reflects your personal preferences but also considers your home’s architecture, front yard landscaping, and whether your HOA will approve (if applicable).
Insulation: In terms of energy efficiency, insulation is essential. Insulation can increase your energy savings and indoor comfort. It can also mitigate noise pollution. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating value and consequently, the new garage door cost. Foam insulation installed in the factory is ideal.
Openers: Automatic openers are typically a separate purchase. The type of opener you install will ultimately impact the cost. Chain-driven openers, screw-driven openers, and belt-driven openers are priced low to high. Battery backups, smart openers, and wall-mounted openers will influence the price as well.
Springs: It’s always advisable to invest in new garage door springs rather than reusing existing springs. Replacing the springs ensures a refreshed lifespan and proper fit. Standard torsion springs are rated for 10,000 cycles, with one cycle spent each time the door opens and closes. High-cycle springs are another option that have double the number of cycles.
Are You Ready to Buy a New Garage Door?
Sun Devil Garage Door offers a wide range of new garage doors from brand name manufacturers. We can also assist in designing and ordering custom garage doors. We are a locally owned and operated garage door repair, garage door installation, and garage door maintenance company. Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to serve residents throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Contact us today at (480) 838-9397 to schedule an appointment.