No matter whether for a new building, renovation or if a repair is pending: If you want to install a new garage door, you will usually find a more or less exclusive special offer for all possible garage doors in your mailbox at exactly the right time.
But what is not always apparent at first glance in the direct mail from the various garage door suppliers: the most important prices are missing.
The costs for taking the natural dimensions and installing the advertised garage doors are not included, because these costs always depend on several factors.
For the calculation of the actual installation costs, the order volume is particularly important. Also, you can find here a professional garage door installation & garage door repair service.
- High garage door price, lower assembly costs.
- Lower garage door price, higher assembly costs.
The fact is that the delivery of the door system and the installation of the garage door always represent two completely independent products and service areas with every garage door supplier – and that only has advantages for everyone involved:
The seller of the garage doors can calculate relatively flexibly and at the same time, he has the opportunity to increase sales through the additional assembly service offered. Skilled do-it-yourselves, on the other hand, have the opportunity to save money by doing their work by separating the garage door delivery and assembly if necessary.
Every buyer has to judge for himself whether it is worth installing the garage door he has bought himself. In any case, anyone who installs a garage door themselves must be aware that most of the guarantees provided by the manufacturer will expire if you install it yourself.
This is exactly why it is advisable not only to buy the garage door alone but also to take advantage of the assembly service offered by every door system supplier. It is irrelevant whether the door supplier has hired qualified fitters himself or whether he uses the services of professional installation companies.
With most well-known door suppliers, you can assume with a clear conscience that the assembly services offered are carried out by reputable assembly companies and that corresponding guarantees are also granted for all services rendered. Caution is only required if the cost of installing the gate is significantly lower than that of other providers.
To be able to compare the assembly costs, you must therefore obtain comparative offers from several garage door specialist companies. You can find out how much the installation of sectional doors or up-and-over doors can cost here.
Price Bases for the Garage Door Assembly Prices Given Here
The prices listed in USD on this craftsman prices page apply.
- For pure work performance without material costs.
- for quantities exported
Requirements and Price Basis:
- The assembly opening is prepared
- The garage door is ready for installation in the garage
- The assembly area is freely accessible
The Possible Scope of Services for the Installation of Garage Doors Without a Door Operator
The actual scope of services naturally depends on YOUR specifications and the technical equipment of the garage door ordered. However, the services listed here should always be included in the respective offers:
- Inspection of the assembly site
- take natural measure
- Create offer
- All travel expenses
- Prepare the parts
- Install garage door
- Adjust garage door
- Optional: Mount electric garage door operator
- functional test
If you have the opportunity, you should adjust the mounting opening for standard-size garage doors. The production of special sizes is usually associated with additional costs, which can be quite considerable under certain circumstances.
In the case of existing door openings that are smaller than the usual standard sizes, it should be checked whether standard garage doors are possible by installing them behind the door jamb.
Garage Door Installation Prices in Detail
The tradesman prices given here for installing garage doors are guide values that you can use for comparison purposes. If you have an installation cost quote from any garage door supplier, you can check here if the quoted prices are reasonable.
Gate type/gate size width x height in cm (W x H)
price per goal
Install up-and-over door: W up to 300 x H up to 225
Install up-and-over door: W up to 300 x H from 226 to 275
Install up-and-over door: B from 301 to 500 x H to 225
Install swing door: B from 301 to 500 x H from 226 to 275
Install sectional door: W up to 300 x H up to 225
Install sectional door: W up to 300 x H from 226 to 300
Install sectional door: B from 301 to 500 x H to 225
Install sectional door: B from 301 to 500 x H from 226 to 300
Possible Additional Services After Hours IF Unforeseen Work is Required
If you have a garage door installed, there may be additional services for which there are no agreed unit prices. For example, the following work may also be required when installing the garage door:
- plastering work
- Dismantling of existing gates
- Installation of gates with special fittings
- disposal costs
In the absence of other price agreements, such directed work can only be carried out and billed according to the actual time spent under the motto “time is money”.
In this case, it should be noted that hourly billing should only be based on the proof of work confirmed by the client.