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.
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|
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:
Automatic openers and remote controllers are under this factor. These things can add around $300 – $500 to the overall cost.
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.
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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