How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost in Toronto?
- What’s Included in the Garage Door Price?
- What Influences the Price?
- Garage Door Sizes
- Garage Door Insulation
- Garage Door Styles
- Garage Door Materials
- Garage Door Windows
Garage door prices vary on several factors such as size, style, insulation type and window options. Because of this garage door prices are difficult to list and are unique to each home and situation. That being said this article will walk you through the price ranges to expect when considering this significant home upgrade. It’s also important to keep in mind that replacing your garage door consistently ranks as one of the best home improvement investments in terms of ROI – 94.5% according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 report!
What’s Included in the Garage Door Price?
Garage door prices vary a lot depending on what is included in the price. Generally, all the hardware is included in the sale of a new garage door ie. tracks, rollers and springs. Garage door installation companies will include professional installation in their pricing but big box stores often won’t, which is important to keep in mind when comparing prices. Garage door openers are not included in the price of a new garage door unless specifically noted.
It is not recommended that those who have no technical training attempt to install a garage door themselves. Although the price may be tempting it’s not worth risking the safety of you and your family for a bargain. The springs in a garage door system handle high amounts of tension and should only be adjusted by professionals. Garage doors are also extremely heavy making them hazardous to maneuver, and if not installed properly the door can slam shut unexpectedly.
For this reason, it is recommended that you hire a professional to install your new garage door for you and all prices listed in this article will include approximated installation fees.
Garage Door Sizes
In Toronto, single insulated garage doors can cost anywhere from $1,700 to $6,000 whereas double insulated doors will run you $2,900 to $1,5000. However, many garages in Toronto and surrounding areas require custom-sized garage doors which will add to the price as well. A larger door will also require more power to lift it and a more heavy-duty garage door opener which will add to the cost as well.
Garage Door Insulation
An insulated garage door will definitely be worth the investment no matter what your situation. Not only are insulated garage doors more durable and dent-resistant than non-insulated doors but they can decrease your family’s heating and cooling costs, especially if there is living space attached to the garage, or if the garage is used as an additional livable space with frequent traffic from the home.
The effectiveness of insulation is measured by its R-value, to learn more about R-value check out our guide. For the Greater Toronto Area, Dodd’s Garage Doors recommends a minimum R-value of 9 and up to a maximum of 18 which is the highest in the industry.
Garage Door Styles
Traditional style garage doors are very common and one of the most affordable options on the market ranging from $1,700 to $6,000 (including installation and insulation). Insulated coach house doors are another common option ranging from $1,800 to $6,000. Whereas insulated modern garage doors will generally cost more running you $1,800 to $10,000.
Garage Door Materials
Insulated steel is the most common material used for garage doors – it’s durable and quite affordable costing around $1,700 and up depending on the size and model. Fibreglass is also quite durable, and cannot rust. However, it is significantly more expensive and will cost you $10,000 or more depending on the size and model. Wood doors cost $3,500 and up depending on the size and model, however, they also require more maintenance as they are vulnerable to moisture and can warp.
Garage Door Windows
There are thousands of different window styles, shapes and sizes on the market that will all affect the price of your garage door. But as a general rule the larger the windows the more the door will cost. One row of windows across the top of your garage door can add $250 or more to the price. Full glass windows make a real statement but will cost easily over $5,000 in the greater Toronto area.
Insulating windows also costs more in the short term, starting at roughly $300, but can help lower utility costs especially if your garage is heated.
If you still have questions about how much your new garage door will cost call the professionals at Dodds Garage Doors – they will be able to talk you through your unique situation. Or check out our Ultimate Garage Door Guide for everything you need to know about purchasing a new garage door!
With over 2000 5-star reviews, Dodds has been the Greater Toronto area’s largest and highest-rated garage door company for over 60 years and received the prestigious Consumer Choice Award as the best garage door installation and repair company in Toronto every year since 2001. Dodds Garage Doors services the entire Greater Toronto Area including Toronto, North York, Oakville, Burlington, Richmond Hill, Whitby, Oshawa and more.