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What is Kukun’s garage door replacement cost estimator?

Kukun's garage door replacement cost estimator is a useful tool to help you calculate your renovation costs and ROI instantly. The calculations are based on your area zip code as well as relevant parameters that affect the total cost.

Simply enter your specifications and the result will give you a realistic estimate of your garage door replacement cost in minutes.

How can you use this tool?

Getting an estimate through Kukun’s garage door replacement cost estimator is easy. Just follow the steps below to get your custom, personalized total cost in minutes!

1. Enter the size of your garage:

  • One car
  • Two cars
  • Three cars

2. Choose the type of garage you’re planning to remove and replace:

  • Two single garage doors
  • Double garage door

3. Enter the finish level you’d like for your garage door:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Mid-range
  • High-end

4. Mention if you’d like to add windows to your garage door

5. Specify if you want smart control on your garage door

6. Enter your property details

Enter the full address to get the ROI/recoup value of your house or just your zipcode to get the renovation cost estimate.

And there you go! An estimate for your garage door replacement cost is ready!

With this free estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work right away.

Need help hiring professional contractors near you?

We have your back. We are happy to offer options for professional remodeling contractors who have worked in your neighborhood and who have been vetted by your neighbors. And you can conveniently explore each contractor's profile, check out their online reviews, view all their previous permits, and then ask around your vicinity about whether you should hire them.

Why should you estimate the cost for your house garage door replacement?

A new garage door can do a lot to contribute to your home’s character and charm. Replacing your old garage door can increase the value of your home, add to its curb appeal and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Once you make the commitment to replace the garage door of your home, you need to know how much of an investment you require for this home improvement.

A garage door replacement cost estimate helps you organize your home improvement project and effectively manage milestones and costs. You can create a realistic budget and get quality work at a fair price. It’s also the best way to ensure that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises during the execution of your project.

Keep in mind that the garage door replacement cost calculator will include the old door removal and disposal costs.

What is the average cost to replace your home’s garage door?

The average cost for replacing a garage door is $1,200 , though it can range from $600 to $2,700 .

This price typically includes the cost of the door, labor, new tracks for the door to move on, and associated materials such as adhesives, connectors, fasteners, etc. Having said that, the total cost to replace a garage door varies according to a range of factors..

How do garage replacement costs vary?

Your garage door replacement cost depends on considerations such as the type of garage door you choose, its opening mechanism, the garage door size, the condition of your existing garage door (for example, whether the hardware that allows the door to open and close smoothly needs repair or replacement), if you need to resize the doorway or reframe the exterior, your zip code, local labor costs and the finishing details.

What are some of the garage door replacement cost factors?

Some of the factors that affect the overall cost of replacing a garage door are as follows:

  • Types and styles

Homeowners may choose from different types and styles of garage doors, including:

Swing-up or tilt-up doors: These doors come in a solid piece, and swing up from the floor and pull into the ceiling.

Swing-out doors: As the name suggests, these doors open outwards from the center, much like how gates open.

Roll-up or sectional doors: These popular types of garage doors open from the bottom and slide into a track along the ceiling.

Sliding doors: These doors open to the side. They slide open smoothly along a track.

Apart from these types, garage doors can be single-layer or have multiple layers. The former are the cheapest. They’re also the least durable and offer minimum insulation against the harsh elements of nature.

Double- and triple-layer doors, on the other hand, may be more expensive to buy and install, but they offer a good amount of insulation and last much longer. Insulation is very important, especially if you have a detached garage. Even if your garage is attached to your house, a well-insulated garage door will go a long way in keeping down your energy costs. When getting a door with insulation, look for its R value – the higher the R value, the better the insulating properties will be. Most homeowners opt for a door with an R value of 12 for an attached garage.

  • Garage door materials

The materials you choose for your new garage door can have a huge impact on its overall cost. Custom-made solid wood garage doors (made of hemlock, cedar or mahogany) are the most expensive.

Keep in mind that a solid mahogany or cedar garage door with windows can cost anywhere between $3,500 (8'x7' door) to $5,000 (16'x7' door).

There are less expensive options such as a wood composite or faux wood doors, which can be easily painted and mimic a solid wood door in looks. There are also vinyl garage doors that resist any kind of denting and complement most houses.

A wood composite garage door will cost you approximately $1,200 (16'x7' door) . You also have the option of using steel garage doors. Although they are one of the cheapest choices on the market ($750 for a 16'x7' door) , they do dent easily and need the most insulation in order to regulate the temperature inside the garage.

No matter which garage door you choose, it should serve you at least five to 10 years.

  • Labor costs

A typical garage replacement will require about two to five hours of labor. Of course, the labor costs will depend on the complexity of the services needed. For instance, if you bring in an electrician to wire up a new garage door opener, that will definitely increase your renovation cost.

Other factors that can impact your garage door replacement costs include the cost of replacing the tracks and any requirement for new springs, brackets or metal cables.

If you need to resize your doorway or reframe the house’s exterior, you should be prepared to shell out more money. Also, the disposal of the old door may be chargeable.

  • Garage door openers

If you are looking at an automatic garage door opener, know that the price typically ranges from $150 to $300 installed.

  • Workmanship

You may think that you can replace your garage door as a DIY project, but a professionally installed door goes a long way in adding value to your house. A shoddy replacement could also lead to extensive repairs and maintenance down the road. So it’s definitely best to hire a professional for this job.

  • Location

Where you live and how your house is designed will help determine the type of door you need and affect what the door replacement cost will be.

Other factors that may increase your replacement cost include any add-on features. If you are looking for pinch or tamper resistance to help keep you or your children’s fingers getting caught in the door, for example, or any other safety feature.

The best way to replace your garage door? Always plan ahead

It’s important to plan your garage door replacement well in advance. Here are some tips to make the process easy and quick:

  • Set a realistic home remodeling budget. Always include leeway for some surprise costs. Experts advise adding 20% extra to your existing budget.
  • Check your local building code for any permit requirements.
  • Work only with expert garage door contractors. A professional finish will add to the beauty and value of your home.
  • Choose the most suitable garage door in terms of material and type.
  • Know the pros and cons of every type of garage door material before finalizing your choice.
  • Ensure that the door you select complements the style of your house and enhances its curb appeal.
  • Make insulation a priority. It increases the energy efficiency of your home. Go for doors with higher R value.
  • If you live in a high wind or hurricane-prone area, make sure your new garage door is able to withstand the elements and has a built-in passive reinforcement system.
  • Consider adding windows to your garage door to facilitate better ventilation and lighting.
  • Opt for durable door hardware and accessories.
  • Know that garage door openers are really helpful, and come at an extra cost.
  • Be sure to get a warranty or guarantee from your contractor.
  • Get a written contract from your contractor. The document should detail the complete schedule, deadlines for milestones and payment details.
  • Maintain a timeline in order to manage a seamless garage door job.

These steps will help you avoid unexpected hassles and issues and make your garage door installation or replacement project go smoothly.