Overhead Garage Door Installation Cost

The average cost of installing an overhead garage door is $1,320 - $2,100‚Äč.

How much does it cost to install or an overhead garage door?

Overhead garage doors are sectional exterior doors that provide an entrance for automobiles into the house structure by rolling-up on tracks to the ceiling of the garage. They must provide the desired level of security, appearance, and weather sealing properties.

The typical cost of a fully installed average garage door replacement will vary by door grade, size, glass content, material, finish quality, accessories, and labor rate.

The choices and the typical cost for an overhead garage door replacement include:

TypeProsConsCost
Economy grade 9' wideLow cost

Economy appearance

No decorative treatment

No glass

No insulation

$1110each
Standard grade 9' wide

Moderate cost

Some decorative treatment

Insulation

No glass$1320each
High grade 9' wide

Best appearance

Insulation

Standard glass

Motorized opener

Highest cost$2100each
Economy grade 18' wideLow cost

Economy appearance

No decorative treatment

No glass

No insulation

$1480each
Standard grade 18' wide

Moderate cost

Some decorative treatment

Insulation

No glass$1690each
High grade 18' wide

Best appearance

Insulation

Standard glass

Motorized opener

Highest cost$2500each


The Types listed can be had at these prices in steel or wood surfaces that require painting, or plastic and fiberglass finishes that may not require painting maintenance. The typical overhead garage door opening is 6'8" tall and 8 to 18 feet wide for a single-car or two-car garage respectively. Any garage door may include an electric-motor opener with remote control.

The example project is to remove and dispose of an existing door (9' or 18' wide) and all hardware, and replace it with a new door and all new hardware. This project estimate assumes that no work is needed on the rough door opening once the old door has been properly removed (included in the estimate).

Cost breakdown

In the following tables the Material Cost figures are what the alert DIY persons should expect to pay for all material necessary to complete the installation.

Economy grade 6'8" tall x 9' wide

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door: flat surface steel, plastic, or fiberglass 1 finish surface; all track, fasteners 2, and hardware.$572each1$572
Lock kit with spring latch.$53each1$53
Material Cost$625each1$625
+ Labor Cost$485each1$485
Total Cost$1,110each1$1,110


Standard garde 6'8" tall x 9' wide

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door: insulated; decorative finish steel, aluminum, or fiberglass 1; with track, fasteners 2, and all hardware.$779each1$779
Lock kit with spring latch.$56each1$56
Material Cost$835each1$835
+ Labor Cost$485each1$485
Total Cost$1320each1$1320


High grade 6'8" tall x 9' wide

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door: insulated and with glass; decorative finish in steel, aluminum, or fiberglass 1; track, fasteners 2, and all hardware included.$918each1$918
Lock kit with spring latch.$53each1$53
Motorized electric door opener.$508each1$508
Material Cost$1479each1$1479
+ Labor Cost$621each1$621
Total Cost$2100each1$2100


Economy grade 6'8" tall x 18' wide

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door: flat surface steel, plastic, or fiberglass 1 finish surface; all track, fasteners 2, and hardware.$942each1$942
Lock kit with spring latch.$53each1$53
Material Cost$995each1$995
+ Labor Cost$485each1$485
Total Cost$1480each1$1480


Standard grade 6'8" tall x 18' wide

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door: insulated; decorative finish steel, aluminum, or fiberglass 1; with track, fasteners 2, and all hardware.$1155each1$1155
Lock kit with spring latch.$50each1$50
Material Cost$1205each1$1205
+ Labor Cost$485each1$485
Total Cost$1690each1$1690


High grade 6'8" tall x 18' wide

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Door: insulated and with glass; decorative finish in steel, aluminum, or fiberglass 1; track, fasteners 2, and all hardware included.$1,320each1$1,320
Lock kit with spring latch.$52each1$52
Motorized electric door opener.$508each1$508
Material Cost$1880each1$1880
+ Labor Cost$620each1$620
Total Cost$2500each1$2500

Additional considerations and costs

  • Included is the removal cost of $200 per door including 4 man-hours of labor.
  • Additionally, the professional installation crew of two will be onsite about 4 hours.
  • The DIY homeowner should expect a total of at least 16 man-hours.
  • The professional installer may charge an additional displacement fee.
  • Not included is any electrical work for the optional motorized door opener.
  • Taxes and any permit fees are not included.

The door between the garage and the living space may need to be fire-resistant, and is a good location to assure greatest security against unwanted home-entry. See for example: How much does it cost to install an entry-door? A garage typically should include an exterior entry-door for persons in order to not require garage door opening for personnel passage to the exterior.

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1 Fiberglass: Plastic that is reinforced with glass fibers. The fibers may be mixed randomly throughout the plastic, or come in the form of a flat sheet, or be woven into a fabric
2 Fasteners: Hardware used to attach two or more objects to each other. A common example is a nail

Cost to install an overhead garage door varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Albuquerque, NM
-14%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Austin, TX
+13%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Birmingham, AL
+6%
Bowie, MD
+16%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Clementon, NJ
+16%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Denver, CO
+1%
Elkhart, IN
-5%
Florissant, MO
+17%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Fresno, CA
-6%
Hempstead, NY
+31%
Highland, CA
-1%
Houston, TX
+24%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kansas City, MO
+4%
Las Cruces, NM
-43%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Littleton, CO
+2%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Madison, WI
+13%
Miami, FL
+1%
Milwaukee, WI
+12%
Minneapolis, MN
+25%
Naperville, IL
+47%
North Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Omaha, NE
-10%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%
Phoenix, AZ
0%
Pittsburgh, PA
+9%
Saint Louis, MO
+16%
Saint Paul, MN
+20%
Salem, OR
-15%
San Antonio, TX
-4%
San Diego, CA
+11%
San Jose, CA
+33%
Sebring, FL
-40%
Smyrna, GA
+10%

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