Garage Door Opener Costs

Installing a garage door opener will save you the inconvenience of leaving your car to operate the door.

You will find that the cost to install an average garage door opener depends on the door size, accessories, quality of finish, and labor rate.

In the following tables the Labor Cost figures are what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete installation.

Garage door opener: economy special price single-door opener with remote.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door opener: 1/2 HP chain drive; 2 remotes; wall switch; 2 lamps (bulbs not included).$152each1$152
Circuit upgrade: 25' of surface mounted cable; connectors; screws and miscellaneous.$87each1$87
Equipment and Material Cost$239each1$239
+ Labor Cost (mount)$40per hour2$80
+ Labor Cost (electrical)$43per hour1.5$65
Total Cost$384each1$384


Garage door opener: deluxe double door opener; backup battery, smartphone ready, with remotes.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door opener: 1.25 HP belt drive; 2 remotes; wall switch; 2 lamps (bulbs not included)$275each1$275
Circuit upgrade: 25' of surface mounted cable; connectors; screws and miscellaneous.$87each1$87
Equipment and Material Cost$362each1$362
+ Labor Cost (mount)$40per hour2$80
+ Labor Cost (electrical)$43per hour1.5$65
Total Cost$507each1$507

Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

DIY considerations

  • The work may be suitable for DIY.
  • The opener is ceiling mounted requiring a drill and anchors and the skills to use them.
  • The work may be atop ladders or scaffold that will increase the price and safety risk.

References

  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.

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