When youre shopping for a new garage door, one your first concerns is probably cost. Fortunately, replacing your garage door is an extremely cost effective home remodeling project. However, the actual price of your garage door will vary depending on the following factors:
Garage Door Material
The price of your new garage door (as well as your warranty) will depend largely on which garage door material you select. Common garage door materials include:
- steel (aluminum)
- plastic (vinyl, fiberglass)
Typically, steel and plastic garage doors have longer warranties than wood garage doors. Steel garage doors typically are the most budget-friendly. In the long run, a steel garage door will also require less maintenance.
Garage Door Size
The price of your garage door will also depend on what size you need. Single-car doors usually come in the following standard sizes (note that when buying garage doors, garage door sizes are listed width first):
- 8 x 7 ft. garage doors
- 8 x 8 ft. garage doors
- 9 x 7 ft. garage doors
- 9 x 8 ft. garage doors
x 7 ft. garage doors
- 10 x 8 ft. garage doors
Double-car garage doors usually come in the following standard sizes:
- 12 x 7 ft. garage doors
- 12 x 8 ft. garage doors
- 14 x 7 ft. garage doors
- 14 x 8 ft. garage doors
- 16 x 7 ft. garage doors
- 16 x 8 ft. garage doors
- 18 x 7 ft. garage doors
- 18 x 8 ft. garage doors
If you need custom sized garage
doors, this can up the cost of your garage door project.
Garage Door Design
You also need to factor in any design elements you want added to your garage door. A plain old white garage door is going to cost less than one with paneling, custom colors, window inserts, and decorative hardware. Other things to consider include insulation and weather-resistant features. These garage door design details can also increase the cost of your garage door replacement.
Garage Door Installation
When planning for a new garage door, you also need to consider the cost of the installation. Most garage door companies will remove and haul away your old garage door and
install the new door and tracks with your existing garage door opener. If you need a new garage door opener, this will add to the cost of your project.
How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost in Columbus, OH?
According to Remodeling Magazines 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, the average job cost for garage door replacement in Columbus is $1,518 for midrange projects and $2,751 for upscale projects. The resale value was $986 (65.0 percent) and $1,826 (66.4 percent), respectivelymaking garage door replacement an extremely cost effective home remodeling project.
If youre looking for garage door installation in the Columbus, OH area, The Hamilton Parker Company offers free in-home consultations on all garage door replacements (residential and commercial). Contact us today to schedule your consultation or stop by one of our showrooms.