Questions and Answers
How much does it cost for a garage door, insulated, plus installation based on good, best, better quality?
Generally garage doors are either tilt-up models or have hinged panels that roll up and down. Average sized (16×7 foot) aluminum single-piece tilt-up garage doors run $400 -$700 (installed), are extremely lightweight, and don’t rust — but they do dent easily.Installation of an average 16×7 tilt-up wood door of flush construction (exterior plywood or siding to match the house mounted on a frame of fir or other soft wood) starts at $400 -$700; for sectional roll-up wood doors designed to be painted it’s about $800 -$1,000; higher-grade roll-up stained wood panels average $1,200 -$2,000 or more, depending on the type of wood and any decorative additions to the panels; and custom-built wood doors start around $2,500 -$3,000 and go up from there. Wood is popular for its natural look and style, but needs regular maintenance to avoid warping or cracking as it ages.Expect to pay $750 -$1,200 to have an average-sized 16×7 foot steel garage door installed. The less-expensive models are usually thinner metal and may be single skin; double-skin doors have foam insulation between two panels, giving a nice look both the inside and outside. Premium doors are typically 2 inches thick, filled with insulation, have thicker steel panels and include weather-stripping and weather seals. Steel doesn’t rust and doesn’t need repainting as often as wood does, but it will dent and repairs can be difficult.
Whether it’s metal or wood, garage door installation manufacturers provide many styles, from a basic frame-and-panel design to sculpted segments, horizontal ribbing, or built-in narrow strips of single- or dual-pane windows across the top of the door that are both decorative and a source of light in a dark garage. Models with these options tend to be in the higher end of the price ranges.
Installing a garage door is considered a medium-difficult do-it-yourself project for a two-person team, at an average cost of $400 -$600, depending on the type of door chosen.
Garage door installation? I am a senior and handicapped. I purchased 2 insulated garage doors and hired a local contractor to install them. The doors are fine going up and down, however, there is some light coming through the sides. The doors do not fit flush against the frame. The contractor said that some light will come through as they need some room. Otherwise, they would rub against the frame and perhaps bind up. I don’t know if he is correct in his assessment of the situation and if he is, can some type of insulation be used to seal those openings?
They make a vinyl trim 1/4″ x 2″, with a flat rubber flapper seal gasket, that installs on the garage door sides, and when the door lands it pushes on the rubber seals…Its a tight fit….There’s also a seal above the door.When a Garage Door begins to open the tracks pull away from the door, so gaskets only touch when the door lands….It would be easier to understand if you found someone with their doors correctly fitted with trim seals…Edit….In high winds (hurricanes) without the trim, winds blow in at the angle of the door in all directions, It blows out celotex type ceiling tile, also there’s flooding rain…
What are the installation charges for garage door opener?Its for a new home which is previewed for an opener.