The price of a garage door opener can vary widely, depending on the type of door you’re installing it on and the features you want. But it doesn’t matter if you’re installing an electric or manual door—the average cost is between $2,000 and $3,700.
Things to consider before you decide on a garage door opener
Before you decide on a garage door opener, it’s important to consider your budget, the type of garage door you have, and the type of garage door opener you want. You should also think about whether or not there are security features that may be important to you. These can include:
- Remote controls
- Fobs (more secure than remote control)
Additionally, consider how big your garage door is and what kind of installation process is required for the particular model of opener that meets all your needs and preferences.
Options to consider when selecting a garage door opener
- Type of garage door opener
- Number of doors
- How often will it be used?
- Is it going to be installed in a residential or commercial building.
- Is it going to be installed in a heated or unheated garage.
- Will the garage door opener be installed in a single-car, double-car, triple-car and even quadruple-car garages with both side-mounted and center-mounted lifts?
How much does it cost to install a garage door opener?
It depends on the type of garage door opener you buy, but it’s possible to have a new garage door opener installed for around $500 or less. The cost of installation includes labor costs, materials and equipment needed to install your garage door opener. Installation times vary depending on the size of your garage and whether there are any obstacles in place that could complicate the process. Here’s how much it will cost:
- Labor: $100-$300 (depending on whether or not you hire a professional)
- Materials and equipment: $50-$200 (depends on what parts need replacing)
The average price of electric garage door openers can vary widely.
The cost of garage door openers can vary widely, depending on the brand and model of the opener. In addition, installation costs will be different depending on whether you have an electric or manual operator installed.
To get a ballpark estimate of your total expense you’ll need to know what type of opener you want and how much it weighs (the manual operators are typically lighter and less expensive). A 1/3 horsepower manual operator costs around $200-$250 while an electric unit runs anywhere from $300-$600 or more. If the motor is installed in reverse so that it closes instead of opens then there will be additional labor charges which depend on how many panels need to be reversed. In addition, if your new opener has special features like keyless entry pads and remotes then these may add significant costs as well ($100-$150 per panel).
You can have a garage door opener installed for as little as $200 and up to about $800. The average price of electric garage door openers can vary widely, depending on the type of system you choose, whether it’s included with your home purchase or not, and whether you want installation included in the cost of equipment. If you decide against purchasing your own opener and hiring someone else to install it instead, expect to pay between $600-$1,400 for installation alone.