Single-Car Garage Door Costs

Doors that are exterior facing must close against weather and intrusion. The garage door allows automobile entry for storage. Overhead garage doors may be roll-up segmented type, or tilt-up single-sheet type.

You will find that the cost to install average single-car garage doors depends upon material and finish grade, size, structural preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.

Single car garage door replacement: remove and dispose of existing door, install new door; include all material, equipment, and waste.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Economy door set: 9' wide x 7' tall x 25-gauge thick painted sheet steel; non-insulated, no windows; including all trim, sealing, hardware, and touch up.$666each1$666
Upgrade: additional cost to install premium grade door, 9' x 7' x 1-3/8" thick; 8.9 R-value, polyurethane foam core; ultra-grain painted-steel surface.$396each1$396
Remove and dispose: the existing door; include transport and non-hazardous dump fees.$45per CY1$45
Material Cost$1,107each1$1,107
+ Labor Cost (remove)$32per hour4$128
+ Labor Cost (replace)$38per hour6$228
+ Labor Cost (upgrade)$38per hour1$38
Total Cost$1,501each1$1,501


Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Garages typically will have another door to provide a safety exit for persons.
  • During contractor inspection the homeowner should be informed of any repair concerns like rot, and the cost to adapt the existing garage-opening structure.
  • A project to replace more than 2 doors should enjoy a unit price discount.
  • There may be local or national subsidy for energy efficiency improvements.

DIY considerations

  • This project may suitable for DIY with carpentry skills, unless of a critical deadline.
  • Partial DIY of removal and disposal tasks are possible for the prepared DIY.

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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