How much will a New Garage Door cost?
Are you contemplating replacing your garage door and wondering how much to allocate in your budget for this home improvement project? A new garage door can enhance your home’s kerb appeal, security, insulation and functionality. However, understanding the costs is crucial to make an informed decision.
Factors Impacting Garage Door Costs
A single sized steel up and over door, is likely to set you back around £950. However if your garage door is double sized in width, and you’re looking for bespoke sizing or a specific RAL colour this cost could be closer to £4,500. So what do you need to look out for when working out a realistic budget for the right door for you:
- Type of Door: The choice of garage door type, such as roller doors, sectional doors, or up-and-over doors, will influence the price. Up and over doors are often the most cost effective, with Sectional and Roller doors next in line. After that insulated side hinged and side sliding can go to the higher end of the budge.t
- Materials: Garage doors are available in various materials like steel, wood, and aluminium, each with its own price range. Whilst timber side hinged door can come in a wide range of prices be wary, the dryer and better the quality of wood they are made out of the better they will last in the long term.
- Size: Larger doors often come at a higher cost compared to standard-sized ones. you can make a good saving if you’re working on a new build by getting your garage door quote early in the process. Sticking to a standard size will save you.
- Insulation: Insulated doors offer energy efficiency but may come with a higher price tag.
- Additional Features: Features like windows, automation, and security enhancements can add to the overall expense.
Budgeting Tips for Garage Door Replacement
Here are some tips to help you budget effectively:
- Obtain Multiple Quotes: Get quotes from reputable garage door providers, like GDCG, to compare prices and services. Make sure you are comparing like for like quote too. Not all doors are created equal so checking the manufacturer is of good quality and reliability can save you money and hassle down the line.
- Consider Long-Term Savings: While initial costs may vary, investing in a high-quality, energy-efficient door can result in long-term savings. Some budget insulated roller doors for example may only work well for 5-10 years. Buying the right door it, if well maintained, should last you 20 years at least.
- Include Installation Costs: Don’t forget to factor in installation charges in your budget.
- Explore Financing Options: Some providers offer financing plans to make the investment more manageable. If going this route though, make sure you can afford the payments in the long term. If not, ask your supplier how you can save money on the product. They may be able to point out some compromises.
- Regular Maintenance: Allocate a budget for ongoing maintenance to extend the life of your garage door. Servicing of a door can range from £100-£150. Most manufacturers will insist that a door is services regularly (every 2 years) to maintain its warranty.
By considering these factors and tips, you can determine an appropriate budget for your new garage door, allowing you to make a well-informed decision.
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