How Much Does It Cost To Install A Garage Door Opener?

$384

(special price single-door opener)
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Garage Door Opener Costs

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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.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Door opener: 1/2 HP chain drive; 2 remotes; wall switch; 2 lamps (bulbs not included). $152 each 1 $152
Circuit upgrade: 25' of surface mounted cable; connectors; screws and miscellaneous. $87 each 1 $87
Equipment and Material Cost $239 each 1 $239
+ Labor Cost (mount) $40 per hour 2 $80
+ Labor Cost (electrical) $43 per hour 1.5 $65
Total Cost $384 each 1 $384

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

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Door opener: 1.25 HP belt drive; 2 remotes; wall switch; 2 lamps (bulbs not included) $275 each 1 $275
Circuit upgrade: 25' of surface mounted cable; connectors; screws and miscellaneous. $87 each 1 $87
Equipment and Material Cost $362 each 1 $362
+ Labor Cost (mount) $40 per hour 2 $80
+ Labor Cost (electrical) $43 per hour 1.5 $65
Total Cost $507 each 1 $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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Cost by city

(special price single-door opener)
  • New York, NY$617
  • Bronx, NY$507
  • Brooklyn, NY$422
  • Philadelphia, PA$527
  • Washington, DC$457
  • Atlanta, GA$414
  • Miami, FL$376
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$394
  • Minneapolis, MN$462
  • Chicago, IL$539
  • Houston, TX$556
  • San Antonio, TX$373
  • Austin, TX$422
  • Denver, CO$357
  • Phoenix, AZ$377
  • Las Vegas, NV$413
  • Los Angeles, CA$466
  • San Diego, CA$423
  • San Jose, CA$510
  • Seattle, WA$374

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