How much will a New Garage Door cost?

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How Much Should You Expect to Pay for a Quality Garage Door?

When considering a new garage door, understanding the cost is crucial for making an informed decision that aligns with both your budget and your needs. In the UK, the price of garage doors can vary significantly based on the type, material, insulation, and installation quality. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for a few of the more popular types of quality garage doors:

1. Insulated Sectional Doors

Sectional doors are popular for their efficiency and functionality. They are made from several panel sections that slide up and overhead. Insulated versions are perfect for keeping your garage warm, ideal if it's attached to your home or if you use the space as a workshop. Prices typically range from £1,750-£2,300 for single-sized doors to £3,000-5,000 for larger, more bespoke doors. There are lots of choices in style which can affect the cost, with custom colours, windows, and automation all adding to the costs.

2. Side-Hinged Doors

These doors offer convenience and ease, opening outward to preserve space inside the garage. They come in both single skin and insulated types, and the costs between the two can vary considerably. A single skin side-hinged garage door from a manufacturer like Select Garage Doors can range from £1,600-£1,900 for a single-sized door.

Insulated side-hinged doors are excellent for thermal efficiency and security, coming with uprated locks and rebated frames. The costs of these can vary with size and style, generally starting from around £2,800 to £3,500 for single-sized doors.

3. Insulated Roller Doors

Roller garage doors are a great space-saver as they roll up vertically without the need for internal tracks. The insulated versions help reduce heat loss and protect against the elements. Expect prices to fall between £1,700 and £2,200 for single doors and around £3,000 for double doors.

The cost of an insulated roller door is influenced by the choice of material and automation features similarly to insulated sectional garage doors. However, the range and option in roller doors are much narrower, so the price doesn’t tend to vary as much. The key item likely to affect cost will be size and a choice of painted or laminated finish to the lathes.

4. Up & Over Doors

This is one of the most common types of garage doors, available in a wide range of materials and designs. Insulated 'up and over' doors provide basic thermal protection and security. Prices generally start from about £950 for single doors and can go up to £3,000 for custom painted double doors.

Most manufacturers no longer recommend GRP or Plastic garage doors, which used to be the most expensive on the market. These doors have been superseded by the sectional garage door range. At GDCG, almost all of our up and over doors will be of steel construction, which helps to stabilise the cost.

The True Cost of Going Cheap

While it might be tempting to opt for the cheapest garage door available, this often proves costlier in the long run. Cheaper doors typically lack durability, leading to potential replacement and repair costs sooner than expected. Moreover, poor installation can compromise the door's function and safety.

Why Choose a Trusted, Qualified Installer?

Investing a little more in a quality garage door from a trusted, qualified installer is a wise decision. Not only does it ensure that the door is correctly fitted, but it also guarantees that the door comes with a proper warranty and aftercare service. Remember, a well-installed, high-quality garage door enhances your home’s security, increases energy efficiency, and improves curb appeal, thereby adding value to your property in the long term.

When selecting a garage door, consider not just the initial purchase cost but also the long-term benefits of choosing quality and professionalism over savings. Remember, what seems like a bargain now might cost you more down the line.

If you want to know more about how GDCG can help your home improvement project get in touch using the details below:

Telephone: (0)1476 833131

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