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How Much Does Garage Door Installation Cost?

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How Much Does Garage Door Installation Cost

Expect to pay $40 to $70 per hour for garage door installation. The cost may increase depending on the size and number of garage doors to install, quality and type of garage door.

Whether you’re replacing an old garage door or building a new garage for your car, it’s important to compare the different types of garage doors and choose what aligns to your needs, personal taste and budget.

A garage door installation specialist will assist you from taking precise measurements to buying and installing doors. Always ask for itemised quotations to know the expected cost and have a reliable budget plan.


How Much Does Garage Door Installer Cost

The average cost of garage door installation in terms of labour is around $55 per hour. Garage door installers normally charge an hourly rate of around $40 to $70 depending on your State.

State Average Cost per hour
Western Australia $60 to $70
Victoria $50 to $60
New South Wales $50 to $60
Queensland $40 to $50

A typical installer can take about 2 to 4 hours to install a garage door depending on the size of the door and other circumstances. The duration of work can be minimised depending on the number of people working.

Before the actual garage door installation, clearly have your requirements specified to determine the expected number of hours needed to complete the process. This will help you calculate the cost of labour.

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How Much Do Garage Doors Cost?

Types of Garage Doors

For a single tilt garage door, the cost can range from $1,700 to $2,250. Double tilt doors are priced at $2,200 to $2,750.

Whether it is a single or double garage door, the price varies based on what type you’re planning to install. Here are a few door prices to check based on Rawlinsons’ Australian Construction Handbook 2018, Edition 36.

The indicative costs of ribbed roller garage doors are shown below.

Material / Finish Size (height x width) Expected Cost

Zincanneal®️ Steel

2400 x 2515mm wide $1,300 – $1,365
2400 x 3000mm wide $1,535 – $1,620
3000 x 3000mm wide $1,715 – $1,815

Pre-enamelled finish

(one side)

2400 x 2515mm wide $1,480 – $1,550
2400 x 3000mm wide $1,685 – $1,770
3000 x 3000mm wide $1,885 – $1,985

For sectional garage doors price list, you can refer to the table.

Material / Finish Size (height x width) Expected Cost
Colour coated finish

(one side)

2700 x 4000mm wide $3,210 – $3,550
3000 x 4800mm wide $3,830 – $4,235

Translucent fibreglass

2700 x 4000mm wide $7,035 – $7,375
3000 x 4800mm wide $7,565 – $7,970
4000 x 5000mm wide $10,450 – $11,100

Note: Confirm garage door prices with a local supplier and installer to carefully plan your budget.


Things to Consider When Determining the Cost of Garage Door Installation

Things to Consider When Determining the Cost of Garage Door Installation

There are various factors to take into account when calculating how much you will be charged for a garage door installation service.

1. Door size

The size of your car usually determines the width and height of your new garage door. Likewise, the size of your garage door will influence the price of the product and installation.

For example, buying a 2400mm x 2515mm wide pre-enamelled finish roller garage door costs about $1,480 to $1,550. If you need a wider size, say 3000mm width, add around $200 for the price of the garage door.

Note: The size of headroom and side room must also comply with Australian regulations.

2. Material

Your choice of material will affect the cost of garage doors. Do you prefer steel garage over wood? Vinyl over aluminium? Determine what type of material will suit your needs and property style.

3. Type of garage door

Roller garage doors, sectional overhead doors and tilt garage doors are three main types typically used in residential homes. Each type varies not only in cost but also in style and durability.

4. Complexity

The level of difficulty may differ based on what type of garage door you’re installing. One of the common issues is the availability of space. Working in tight spaces will complicate the installation process which incurs higher labour rates.

5. Extras

High-tech mechanisms such as automatic openers and remote controllers can impact the cost of garage door installation. The cost of an electrically operated opener for roller door installation is $740 to $805.

For sectional overhead doors, domestic opening mechanisms are priced at $845 to $965.

If you’re affixing two roller garage doors, you can add a centre mullion to improve the look and functionality of the garage.

Expect to pay around $266 to $289 for a 2400mm high centre mullion. For a 3000mm high centre mullion, the cost ranges from $286 to $309.

These aspects have an implication on the cost of garage door installation.


Get Quotes from Garage Door Installers

The first thing you should do before hiring a garage door installation specialist is to find several contractors and compare how they price the job. Ask relevant questions such as:

  • Are they registered and qualified to handle the installation job?
  • Can they install any types of garage doors based on your requirements?
  • How quick and experienced are they when installing garage doors?
  • Do they carry appropriate insurance in the event of an accident?
  • Will they be able to provide written cost estimates?

Your new garage door has to be sturdily built and installed to secure your belongings and improve safety measures. A professional garage door installer must adhere to the Australian and State regulations when fitting the doors.

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