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Pricing Guide for New Garage Doors

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Garage Doors price summary

Price range = £550 to £6,500

Average cost = £1,300

Best / cheapest price = £550

Choosing the right garage door can sometimes be a confusing and challenging task. This is because there are so many different types (roller, electric, sectional, up & over, side doors, side-hinged, etc.), styles (tilt-up, roll-up, glass roll-up, French, carriage, etc.), materials the garage doors are made from (Aluminium, steel, wood, vinyl, fibreglass, faux wood, etc.). Deciding which best fits your specific needs isn’t always easy.

Also, in choosing a new garage door for your house, you’ll need to find one that’ll work best and be in sync with the style of your property. Some garage door designs, for instance, don’t blend well with some modern houses. The purpose of this price guide is to help you decide what type of garage door to choose and to provide you with insights on costs.

Now, whether you’re trying to choose a new garage door for your new building or looking to replace your old garage door with a new one, it’s always best to keep an eye on an essential aspect of garage door reviews—prices and costs. Having a good idea of the prices and costs associated with garage doors is vital to save you from the awful experience of choosing a garage door, only to discover it’s out of your pricing range.

Bear in mind you may need to pay for removal and installation, which are way beyond your budget. When it comes to the price of garage doors, one price does not fit all. So, what’s the average price of new garage doors in the UK, and how much will the installation of your new garage door cost?

How much does a new garage door cost?

The price of a new garage door depends on several things. These include the size of the door, the style and design, whether or not the door can be electronically operated, colour, the material the door is made from, etc. Although the prices vary based on these factors, you should, generally, be looking at paying between £550 and £6,500 for a new garage door in the UK—depending on your taste and budget.

How much does a new garage door installation cost?

The cost of installation is often the most overlooked area when purchasing new garage doors. You should be prepared to pay professional garage door experts labour charges of between £175 and £600 depending on your location. In addition, keep in mind that garage door installation charges are higher in some parts of the UK than in others.

StyleSize

Material

Electric

Average Price

Installation Cost

Total Price

Up & Over Garage Door

Single

Steel

No/Yes

£550

£175

£750

Side Garage Doors

1067×2134

Solid Steel

No£690

£175

£865

Side Garage Doors

1067×2134

Steel Half Glazed

No£765£200

£965

Steel Roller Doors (Non-insulated)

Single


SteelNo/Yes

£800£275

£1,075

Sectional Garage Doors

Single

Steel

No/Yes

£875£215

£1,090

Taps

Up & Over Garage Doors (Security Specific)

Single

Steel

No£900

£250

£1,150

Single Hinged Garage Doors

Single

Steel

No/Yes

£950

£275

£1,225

Up & Over Garage Door

Single

GRPNo/Yes

£1,050

£275

£1,375

Insulated Aluminium Roller Shutter Doors

Single

Aluminium

No/Yes

£1,150

£275

£1,425

Wood/Timber Single Hinged Garage Doors

Double

Wood/Timber

No£2,050

£400

£2,450

Round The Corner Garage Doors

SingleSteel

Yes£2,500

£350

£2,850

Round The Corner Garage Doors

Double

Aluminium

Yes£3,250

£400

£3,650

Side Garage Doors

2200×2100

Coloured Aluminium

No£2,700

£210

£2,910

Overlap Trackless Garage Doors

SingleTimber

Yes£4,500

£500

£5,000

Overlap Trackless Garage Doors

Double

Timber

Yes£6,500

£600

£7,100

Cost factors affecting the installation of garage doors

In addition to some of the cost factors mentioned above, the following are factors that can further affect the cost of garage door installation:

Size of the door

The width and height of your door will determine how much the garage door installation will cost you. If your door has an unconventional size, it may need to be replaced with the common-sized types. The process of adjusting your door size would cost you more than when your door size was of the standard size.  

Accessibility

The installation costs will be affected by whether any obstructions could get in the way of the work. The longer it takes to complete the job, the more expensive the labour will be for you. Before installing the new garage door, you should clear a large amount of space in your garage and work area.

Door type

It is vital to choose the proper door type for your garage, and ensure the door is made from quality materials. This decision must be based on various factors including budget and how much the installation of such a door would be. The installation of standard-sized steel doors is significantly cheaper than timber doors of the same size. Additionally, you can get quotes from multiple garage door experts and tradespeople to be sure you’re getting a good deal.

Other additional costs you may incur during garage door installation include:

  • Keypad entry cost: This is advised where remote operation is not practical, but more than one person needs to access the garage. Keypad entry usually sells for around £60 each.
  • Operator motor costs: This is a must for electronically controlled garage doors. It can be purchased between £150 and £1000, depending on function and quality.
  • Key fobs costs: Key fobs are important if many people need access to the garage. Key fobs can be bought for as little as £3.
  • Safety sensors cost: You may choose to have safety sensors installed on your garage door to prevent the door from closing when there might be loved ones and other obstructions under it. You can purchase a safety sensor for as little as £65.
  • Security lights cost: When you think you need extra light in the garage, you may install a security light. Security light cost range is between £15 and £80 each.
  • Door seals cost: This is very important for weather-sealing your garage. Door seals usually go for around £30 per 2m.
  • Door handles cost: Although new garage doors come with pre-installed door handles, you may wish to have a different type that suits your taste. Door handles sell at around £12 each.

DIY or professional garage door installation?

Garage doors are usually big in size, heavy, bulky, and with several moving parts, as well as complex mechanisms and components.  The tracks need to be in order, the tension springs need to wound properly, the opener needs to be placed in the right spot. Although modern garage doors now come with some DIY installation angles with them, it can be very difficult—and even dangerous—to install or remove your old garage door and replace it with the new one yourself.

If mishandled, a poorly installed garage door can cause serious injuries and even death. Because of the risks involved, unless you have experience installing garage doors, you should hire a garage door expert to install the new garage door for you. Professional garage door experts have the training and knowledge to minimize risks and safely install garage doors.

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Finding the right garage door expert

It can be very difficult to find a reliable professional to carry out installation work for you and can be a laborious and time-consuming task.  Of course, in some cases, the installation cost is included in the prices of some garage doors, and professionals from the selling company will help you install your door. But when that is not the case, you need to be careful who you hire to install the new garage door. To get value for your money and the best service available, be sure to get multiple quotes from different garage door installation companies and tradespeople.

In hiring a company/tradesman to install your garage door, remember the following tips:

  • Get quotes from different sources to get a fair and competitive price for the work
  • Speak with local garage door experts for expert advice and affordable prices
  • Make sure the professional tradesperson you are hiring has relevant qualifications, accreditation, and experience
  • If in doubt, be sure to speak with local garage door suppliers for in-person demonstrations to help you choose the garage door that’ll best fit your property

Remember, these costs are just estimates

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