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There are several types of garage door openers - the screw-drive, chain drive, and the belt drive styles. Each has its proverbial "pluses" and "minuses", and each comes with a different range of costs and requirements
According to DIYOrNot.com, it will cost between $200 and $425 to install a single new garage door opener. The higher pricing is associated with a professional installation, but for the purpose of this discussion we will actually look at the costs and requirements for installing a new garage door opener on a DIY basis.
Is it really that simple? An experienced homeowner (along with a helper) will require only very basic carpentry skills and knowledge along with some standard household tools. This usually includes a screwdriver, hammer, adjustable wrench, tape measure, socket wrench, hack saw, pliers, level, and wire stripper to complete the full installation. It will take roughly six hours to complete and will cost around 49% less to manage the project independently. If the homeowner is nervous about the electrical part of the process they can call in a licensed electrician to tackle the hard wiring and this will require about an hour of time and roughly $70 to $80 in labor costs.
The typical costs will include:
Cost to install a garage door opener varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from garage door contractors in your city.