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How much does garage door installation cost?

Last updated: 13th Jun 2019

Garage door installation jobs typically go for an average of $56/hr. However, the cost can still go higher or lower. This means that a garage door installer can charge anywhere between $45/hr and $60/hr for their services.

Keep in mind that these prices are approximates and are for labour only.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Garage Door Installers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Costs of common door installation and repair jobs

 Door Installation Task  Typical Quoted Prices
 Install a regular door  $300
 Replace the flyscreen on an internal door  $200
 Trim an existing door and install a handle and lock  $220
 Repair an off-track sliding door  $350
 Slightly trim a door and install it together with door handles  $350
 Remove old doors and replace with new entry doors  $500

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Cost determinant: Type of garage door

The kind of garage door you choose greatly affects the overall cost of your job. Aside from paying for the door itself (which in some cases are expensive), you’ll also be shelling out cash for extra parts and additional hours of installation work.

Generally, there are three types of garage doors in the market: roller doors, sectional garage doors, and tilt doors. Among the three, roller doors are the most common and the most affordable; their prices typically start at around $500 – $700 (door only). Sectional doors are more expensive and can reach a price range of $2,000 – $6,000 (door and installation).

Other factors that affect price

There are other things to consider when computing expenses for a garage door installation job. These include the following:

  • Accessories
    Automatic openers and remote controllers are under this factor. These things can add around $300 – $500 to the overall cost.
  • Material
    Garage doors are made from different materials — steel, wood composite, vinyl, and solid wood. Steel is the most cost-effective while solid wood is the costliest.
  • Number of doors
    Naturally, installing just one door is cheaper than installing two. If you’re thinking of having two garage doors, remember that you’ll also need to double your automatic openers.
Cost of garage doors

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Garage door installation prices in different states

Queensland residents can expect to pay around $45/hr to have a garage door installed. In New South Wales and Victoria, on the other hand, property owners are charged approximately $52.50/hr and $56/hr respectively for the same service. Western Australia has the highest average garage door installation rate which is $60/hr.




Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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