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Repair or Replace? What to Expect with Garage Door Costs

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When people call us to fix their garage door, the first question they usually have is what the door repair will cost. It depends on the job, but we can give an estimate over the phone, or if you have us come look at it, we can give you a free quote. Just give us a call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency repair issues, or book an appointment online for anything from a tune-up to designing and installing a custom new garage door.

Garage door repair cost depends largely on the type of repair and the model of the garage door. Some repairs, such as debris in the door or a door off track, are fairly easy to fix. Broken panels, opener replacement, or damaged torsion springs will cost more. These door repairs are more in-depth and also place more safety risks on the technician. But don’t worry – we’re 100% certified and insured in case of accidents.

Cost of a given garage door repair is generally weighed out according to the time required to fix it and the expense of the replacement materials required. Minimum costs start around $50. The average homeowner pays between $156 and $211. People rarely spend over $500, unless they need an entirely new garage door installed.

What About the Price of a New Garage Door?

Garage door prices will vary considerably, depending on what the panel is made of and where you live. But for the most part, a garage door replacement will run between $400 and $4,000. A few different reports have found that, nationally, the average homeowner spends about $1,200 on installing a new garage door. Installing a new garage door is a sizable investment, but it’s got the best ROI of any home improvement – nearly dollar for dollar.

Here are a few other things that can affect the price of a new garage door:

  • The number of doors you need. A two-door garage will cost more than a single one.
  • Insulated doors with high R-value to help keep cold and hot air out of your garage and home.
  • Steel garage doors come in varying thickness measured in gauges. Higher gauges or thicker panels will cost more.
  • The type of garage door opener you choose, including HP and any extra features like high-cycle or smart technology. And don’t forget the opener battery backup.
  • Wooden carriage house style garage doors are the most expensive garage door to install, and often come with the highest maintenance and repair costs.
  • Any extra features you choose like custom windows or UV treatments will add to the total cost.

Those are just a few examples. Fortunately, you have many options when it comes to choosing a new garage door, so the cost can be very flexible. If you want to play around with ideas, you can try our Design Your Door feature. But don’t feel overwhelmed with all the options; a quick consultation with a garage door professional like us can give you a lot of direction.

At SACS GARAGE DOOR REPAIR, we take great pride in helping our customers in any way we can. If you’re looking for a certain type of garage door, or you just want something within your budget, feel free to give us a call, and we’ll gladly walk you through choosing the right door for your home or business. We can also provide you with a free quote if you’d like us to install the garage door for you.

The Different Types of Garage Doors

There are two main types of overhead garage doors- steel doors and wooden doors. Steel garage doors need to be completely replaced if there is structural damage. However, if it’s just a dented door panel, you can repair it yourself so long as you want the door painted. Wooden garage doors are usually composed of panels, so only that panel needs to be replaced. 

Steel doors are hardier, so need to be replaced less. Overhead doors made of steel cost less, are low-maintenance, and are coated for rust-resistance. Customized wooden garage doors tend to be the most expensive kind of overhead door. They’re also heavy, so require more robust garage door openers, and they’re higher maintenance than steel.

Live in Rocklin and the Greater Sacramento area? Give us a call today for a free estimate on your garage door design and installation.

Garage Door Insulation is Important — Even in California

You might think living in Sacramento that you don’t need insulation on a garage door. But if you are thinking about installing a new garage door, we strongly urge you to consider it. Insulation doesn’t just keep warm air in during the winter; it keeps hot air out during the summer, and it ensures that the 94% humidity of outside can’t get into your 30% humidity home. 

If your garage is attached to the house, an insulated door keeps your garage from getting too hot, which in turn makes it easier to cool your house. Insulated garage doors are energy-efficient because you’ll be able to run your air conditioner less and spend less on electricity. Plus, your garage will be a more comfortable space to be in. These savings can be significant over time, plus you’re being energy-conscious, which is never a bad thing.

Other Considerations for Garage Door Repair or Replacement Costs

The good news is, we can make a garage door solution for any budget. And that doesn’t mean your new garage door will be any less attractive, functional or convenient. With all the options available, and proper installation, creating a custom garage door is as easy as it’s ever been. 

At the same time, we get it – a new garage door costs a lot. If we can repair your garage door, we will. Most doors are salvageable, and we already saw the cost of garage door repair is very manageable. So, whatever your concerns about garage door-related expenses, let us take care of it – we can give you free quotes so you know what to expect, and we can perform any garage door service you need.

Car Trapped Due to a Broken Garage Door? Give us a Call

Late to work because your garage door won’t work? Tired of having to manually open and close your door every single day? Don’t let a faulty door ruin your day. Call our repair company now! We understand how frustrating it can be when your garage won’t open. We know the meaning of urgency and we’ll be right on over. Garage door problems can happen anytime, that’s why we’re available 24/7. We provide free quotes over the phone so you’ll know exactly what to expect when we arrive. No surprises here. Our certified technicians pride themselves in delivering the best service experience possible across the Roseville, CA and Everett, WA areas.