Garage doors often last for decades but there are occasions when it makes sense to upgrade.
Whether you’re looking for a price to replace a door on a like-for-like basis, want to upgrade for security or aesthetic reasons or need one for a new build project, we hope you find our garage door price guide insightful.
Our Garage Door Price Guide
In 2016 and again in 2018 we asked dozens of garage door installers to provide us with a figure for replacing a garage door.
We wanted the old door removed and disposed of and the new door fully installed.
We also enquired about how much extra it would cost to install an electric motor to raise and lower the door automatically.
The prices shown below are an average of the prices we received and include a new frame where needed, VAT and installation.
We can also help you get a competitive price for your garage door project.
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Price For a Single Garage Door – Manually Operated Up and Over
This door is a basic design, is manually operated and single skinned, it’s not insulated either.
Based on the prices given to us, we think you’ll pay around £550.00
Single Garage Door – Electrically Operated With Remote Controls
We think the cost to install a similar door but this time with an electric motor and remote controls to be around £950.00
Double Garage Door Cost – Manually Operated Up and Over
For this project, we asked for prices for a double garage door, manually operated with an up and over style.
The doors recommended to us were mostly GRP (fibreglass) as they’re lighter than steel.
Expect to pay around £1300.00
The cost to upgrade this door, so it also has an electric motor and remote controls – £1800.00
When researching garage door prices, we noticed there was a big difference between all the quotes we received, even for doors that were the same size and similar specification.
For that reason, we suggest you get a fixed price for your garage door.
Garage Door Options
The garage door prices shown above are for standard off-the-shelf doors.
There is, however, a tonne of different options when it comes to replacing it a door, we only had time to source prices for the standard single/double doors with and without electric motors.
You should consider the following options, depending on your requirements:
- Opening – an up and over design is very popular, rollers are also seen in many garages while doors that open outwards are less common.
- Colours – White is the most common, unusual or customised colours may cost more.
- Profile – cladding effect horizontal panels or vertical panels are popular. Georgian panelled doors can cost more.
- Material – Steel, aluminium and GRP (fibreglass) are all competitively priced while timber costs more.
- Insulation – insulated doors cost more but are only needed if you intend to spend a lot of time in the garage, perhaps because it’s also used as a workshop.
What Else Can Affect The Price?
In addition to the size, profile and finish of the door, the location of the property is also a key factor. Labour fees are generally more expensive near London than further north in the country.
Choosing a larger company that employs the services of salesmen will also bump up the cost, we know from our research that door and glazing salesmen usually make a 15% commission on each sale. Larger businesses also have more overheads to cover so a saving can be made by going with a smaller local business.
Whilst researching installed garage door prices we also looked at garage doors that were being sold on a supply-only basis.
We believe that most garage door companies sell doors for between £200 and £350 for a standard single width garage door and up to £500 for a standard double width door.
Can an Electric Motor be Retrofitted to an Existing Garage Door?
This will depend on the existing garage door and also how much space is available around or above the door.
Electric motors can be purchased, they cost upwards of £200 excluding the installation fee.
As a general rule of thumb, the older the door the less likely it would be that you can automate it.
Garage Door Sizes
There is no industry specific size for a single or double width garage doors, newly built garages may have a different sized opening than ones of older construction.
Don’t forget that the width of the opening is not the total width of the door, there must room for a frame and also cables, weights or electric motors etc.
How Long Does it Take to Fit a Garage Door?
We asked our chosen fitters how long they thought it would take to install a garage door.
Based on the information given to us, we think it will take between 2 and 4 hours to remove and replace a garage door.
Larger doors with an electric motor usually take 3-5 hours/
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