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How much does a Garage Door cost?

In addition to the design, style, functionality, and added safety features, price is an important factor in the decision on whether to upgrade or simply repair your Garage Door.

Having a base price in mind can make it easier to decide on the finer details, so we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to give you an idea of just how much it could cost for that new Garage Door. (Of course, for an accurate quote, you can always get the team at Garage Door Solutions to visit your home, perform a full measure and take you through the options). 

There are several factors to be considered when asking the question: What is the cost of a new Garage Door?

What size Garage Door do I need? 

Typically, your Garage Door has an option of three sizes with a height up to 2.29m high. Roller garage doors can exceed 2.29m in height. Single-Width Garage Doors range from a width of 2.4m to 3m.

A double width garage door ranges from 3.001m width to 5.100m width. 

Double Width Garage Doors are often incorrectly perceived to be double the cost, however, this isn’t true! Read on to find out more on this.

At Garage Door Solutions we have options for wider openings. Our Extra Width Garage Doors range from a width of 5.101m to 6.600m

How much clearance space do I need? 

Once you have determined what size garage door you need, you will need to determine what headroom, sideroom and back space you have available. Various types of Garage Doors require different clearances. 

Headroom is measured from the lowest point of obstruction on the ceiling to the bottom of the lintel, it is the amount of space needed for the door to operate. Sideroom is measured from the garage opening on either side with no obstruction. 

Backspace is required for when the garage door opens overhead or uses some overhead space. A Sectional Garage Door will require more backspace than a Roller Garage Door. 

There are four types of Garage Doors:
  1. Roller Garage Doors
  2. Sectional Garage Doors
  3. Tilt Garage Doors and
  4. Flex-A-Doors®
Roller Garage Door Clearance Requirements

Manually operated Roller Garage Doors (Garage Doors without an opener or motor) require a headroom clearance of 400mm, with a backspace clearance of 450mm and sideroom clearance of 80mm. 

Automatic operated Roller Garage Doors require more sideroom than a manually operated roller garage door. A sideroom clearance of 135mm is required for automatic operated roller garage doors. Headroom clearance of 400mm and backspace clearance of 450mm is required. 

Sectional Garage Door Clearance Requirements

A Sectional Garage Door with standard headroom requires 350mm. Low headroom requirements are 200mm. Additional labour and charges may incur in a low headroom situation.

140mm sideroom is required on each side of the Sectional Garage Door. Due to a sectional garage door opening up and overhead, a backspace of 3550mm is required.

Tilt Garage Doors Clearance Requirements

A Tilt Garage Door requires 150mm headroom and 100mm sideroom.

Flex-A-Door® Clearance Requirements

The Flex-A-Door® is perfect where there is limited headroom. A manually operated Flex-A-Door® (a Garage Door without a motor or opener) requires 80mm headroom. Automatic operated Flex-A-Doors® requires headroom of 130mm. A minimum of 100mm of sideroom is needed.

What Style Garage Door do I Want?

If you have answered the above questions, you will now have a better idea of what style of Garage Door is best suited for your garage. As previously mentioned, there are 4 types of Garage Doors: Roller Garage Doors, Tilt Garage Doors, Sectional Garage Doors, and Flex-A-Doors®. 

Roller Garage Doors

Roller Garage Doors lift vertically up and roll around a drum. A Roller Garage Door has a corrugated design, the wider the garage opening the deeper the corrugations will be.  

Roller Garage Doors can be operated manually or with an opener. A Dominator Secure or Smart Opener can be added to fully automate your Roller Garage Door. 

Prices quoted below include a DOMINATOR Roller Garage Door, a DOMINATOR opener, full installation, removal of your old door and opener and GST. The below prices are a guideline. It is always best to get the Garage Door Solutions team to do a FREE measure and quote.

A single width Roller Garage Door can cost from $1,770.00
A double width Roller Garage Door can cost from $2,800.00

 

A number of upgrades are available on your Roller Door opener:

  • Smart Openers have a built-in Smartphone Kit that allows your garage door to be opened or closed via an app, Hey Google or Siri. 
  • Infra-red safety beams ensure your children and pets are safe when your door is being operated. As of 1 December 2020, safety beams will be a requirement with all Smart Openers. 
  • A battery backup is a great safety feature for uninterrupted use during power interruptions.
  • A Keypad is an excellent optional extra for pedestrians and young children who don’t want the hassle of carrying a remote control.  

Insulation or windows are not available on Roller Garage Doors. 

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional Garage Doors have a wide variety of styles available. Understanding the difference between these garage doors will assist you in your decision. 

Sectional Garage Doors are made up of 3-8 individual sections or panels connected by hinges. The Sectional Garage Door lifts vertically and moves overhead, opening parallel to the garage ceiling. 

Prices quoted below include a DOMINATOR Sectional Garage Door, a DOMINATOR opener, full installation, removal of your old door and opener and GST. The below prices are a guideline. It is always best to get the Garage Door Solutions team to do a FREE measure and quote.

Sectional Garage Door Type Indicative Price
An entry-level single-width Sectional Garage Door  from $2,870.00
An entry-level double-width Sectional Garage Door from $3,445.00
An entry-level Extra width Sectional Garage Door  from $4,528.00
A mid-range single-width Sectional Garage Door from $3,078.00
A mid-range double-width Sectional Garage Door  from $3,860.00
A mid-range extra width Sectional Garage Door  from $5,053
Premium range single width Sectional Garage Door  from $4,218
Premium range double width Sectional Garage Door  from $5,419
Premium range extra width Sectional Garage Door from $6,581

Panels on Sectional Garage Doors can be flat, have negative detailing or can be pressed. 

Windows are a great option if you are looking to add natural light to your Garage. A sun-lit garage opens up endless ideas for transforming the space behind your garage door. Windows add a subtle elegance to your home, increasing your home’s charm and potentially the value. If privacy is a factor you wish to maintain – windows can be frosted or tinted.

If you are adding insulation to your Sectional Garage Door you may want to consider double glazing your windows. Window options are available with most styles of Sectional Garage Doors. 

Insulation

Insulation is an optional extra available on Sectional Garage Doors without pressed panels. Graphite infused with a Corflute Backing, provides a clean look from the inside. Insulation helps regulate the temperature of your garage, keeping the cold out in the Winter months and heat out during the Summer months.

Insulation provides an excellent noise barrier, keeping the noise inside the garage if you have a budding musician or some rowdy teenagers. Insulation also keeps the noise out of the garage if you live close to a school or busy road. 

Price of Insulation
Insulation for 2.500m to 3.000m width Sectional Garage Doors is priced from $515.
3.001m to 5.100m width is priced from $690
5.001m up to 6.600m width starts from $810

Your DOMINATOR opener and sectional Garage Door is customizable and upgradable:

  • Upgrading to a Smart Opener with built-in Smartphone Kit allows your garage door to be opened or closed via an app or Siri. As of 1 December 2020, safety beams will be a requirement with all Smart Openers. 
  • Infra-red safety beams ensure your children and pets are safe when your door is being operated. 
  • A battery backup is a great safety feature for uninterrupted use during power interruptions.
  • An Auto-Lock ensures your door is locked at the click of a button. 

 

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Tilt Garage Doors

A Tilt Garage Door is a single large panel reinforced by an internal steel frame. Your Tilt Garage Door will require clearance when opening or closing, as a tilt garage door swings outward and upwards when opening. This means you cannot park directly in front of your garage.

Prices quoted below include a Tilt Garage Door, a DOMINATOR opener, full installation, removal of your old door and opener and GST. The below prices are a guideline. It is always best to get the Garage Door Solutions team to do a FREE measure and quote.

A single width Tilt Garage Door can cost from $4,000.00
Larger Tilt Garage Doors require a measure to provide accurate pricing. 

Windows bring natural light into a normally dark space. Bringing sunlight into your garage transforms the space with endless possibilities.  Windows are elegant and charming. To maintain privacy, windows can be frosted or tinted. 

Insulation is not available on Tilt Garage Doors.

Your DOMINATOR opener is customizable and upgradable:

  • Upgrading to a Smart Opener with built-in Smartphone Kit allows your garage door to be opened or closed via an app or Siri. As of 1 December 2020, safety beams will be a requirement with all Smart Openers. 
  • Infra-red safety beams ensure your children and pets are safe when your door is being operated. 
  • A battery backup is a great safety feature for uninterrupted use during power interruptions.
Flex-A-Doors

The Dominator Flex-A-Door® is a great new and innovative hybrid garage door. Fitted on a curved track the Flex-A-Door® is perfect for archways and unusual shaped entrances as well as when headroom is limited. The Flex-A-Door® opens vertically close to the ceiling of the garage. 

Prices stated below include a DOMINATOR Flex-A-Door®, a DOMINATOR opener, full installation, removal of your old door and opener and GST. The below prices are a guideline. It is always best to get the Garage Door Solutions team to do a FREE measure and quote.

A single width Flex-A-Door® can cost from $4,200.00.
Larger Flex-A-Doors® require a measure to provide accurate pricing. 

Windows or insulation are not available for Flex-A-Doors®

Your DOMINATOR opener is customizable and upgradable:

  • Upgrading to a Smart Opener with built in Smartphone Kit allows your garage door to be opened or closed via an app or Siri. As of 1 December 2020, safety beams will be a requirement with all Smart Openers. 
  • Infra-red safety beams ensure your children and pets are safe when your door is being operated. 
  • A battery backup is a great safety feature for uninterrupted use during power interruptions.

That wraps up our summary of the cost of a new Garage Door – we hope you found it useful! And remember, if you decide to go ahead and buy a DOMINATOR Garage Door and opener from Garage Door Solutions, our 10 Year Warranty will give you total confidence and peace of mind that you’ve bought a door built to last.

 

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