Garage Door ReplacementPosted On: April 15, 2014
When your garage door needs replacement, it can get fairly costly. Your overall garage door replacement cost will depend on a lot of factors, and there are a lot of ways that you can tweak it to your advantage.
When the biggest entry into your home starts to malfunction, it’s important to replace it as soon as possible. Garage door replacement is important for a variety of reasons, from ease-of-access, to safety and security.
The Type of Garage Door Replacement
Your garage door replacement cost will depend a lot on the type of garage door you get. Some of the different garage door types, and how they affect your price range include:
• The least expensive type, the single tilt-up garage door
• The mid-range types include single roll-up and custom roll-up doors
• The solid wood custom models are the most expensive type of garage door
The Material Used
The material the door is made of will also have a big effect on your garage door replacement cost. For example, a thinner, single skin metal door will cost less than a thicker premium door, which would provide added insulation. Generally speaking, steel doors are also less expensive than a wooden garage door.
The style of your garage door replacement is where you have a large variety of choices that will affect the cost the most. Styles range between the uncomplicated single car garage door with no windows, to multiple doors, with windows, and separate opening devices. Your garage door replacement cost will increase with the complexity of the style.
Choice of Garage Door Opener
Having an electric garage door opener is a great convenience, and luckily, most new garage doors have them. The complexity of your opener will affect your garage door replacement cost, as will the number of openers you need. The number of openers doesn’t affect the cost a lot, but does add up in the sum total.
Separate Entry Doors
The convenience in having a separate entry door to your garage is something that many people can’t imagine going without. While it does add to your overall cost, it also gives you more freedom in choosing the style of your main door. That freedom gives you the opportunity to lower your overhead more than enough to make up the difference.
Leave it to the Pros
Replacing your garage door can get pretty costly, so it can be tempting to try it yourself. Since it involves working with electrical work, as well as carpentry, and generally requires at least two people, it’s best to bring in reputable professionals to do the job for you.
Serving Columbus, Ohio and all of central Ohio, including Springfield, Zanesville, Mansfield, and Chillicothe, we have qualified garage door replacement professionals that would be happy to help.
(Image and excerpt from “How Much Does it Cost to Install a Garage Door?”)