Single or double? A few years ago I paid about $600 for a 9' Overhead Door
insulated metal door installed. Depending on the style and size, it sounds
like it could be a fair price. While mine was a fairly plain, it was one of
the better models as far as in insulation goes. Others were more fancy and
thus, more expensive.
What size? what location? windows? insulated? steel backed? A little
information may be helpfull. Around here we seem to have the lowest
price range. A 16x7 plain door, no nothing, is about 500 bucks
add $120 for glass, $90 for insulation,... blah blah.
If someone told you "lifetime warranty", go to skeptical mode
IMMEDIATLY, they are probably trying to rip you off. Most
manufacturers limit their warranty to ten years.
I suspect that some "unmentioned" company (Precision) came to service
your door, told you that it is beyond repair, and offered to replace
it with a "lifetime" door that would solve all of your problems. If
so, check around, you are probably getting the short end of the deal,
(and nobody will have lifetime warranty)
Don't get me wrong, if you want a high end, steel wrapped, insulated,
door with glass, and window treatments, + low headroom tracks, $1200
may be a good estimate. (in my area, of course). Not to mention that a
high end carriage house door will be quite expensive.
The warranty has me spooked, the price seems a little high, the lack
of information is an issue, and above all else...
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Sorry for not elaborating.
Single car. The $900 model is the steel one with the least amount of
insulation I think. When you get the $1200 model or so you're getting the
full insulation one. The price included install and all that. Lifetime
warranty. Pretty plain door, no windows, etc. This is from a pretty well
known it seems outfit that's been around since 1954.
Now compare this to Home Depot. Their top of the line, best insulated model
installed for $680. Another $55 to haul off old door. If I want different
glass types it varies. Generally $150 more I think for the basic stuff.
that price seems a little high for a single size door.
I just got a 10' X 10' Clopay installed for $1000, new track, etc,
embossed pattern, 24ga steel on outside AND inside, with R6 insulation, no
I've got to agree with the other poster. That price seems a little
Call around your area to get a few more prices. Most companys don't
mind a little price shopping. It will be helpful to know a few things
about what you want when you call.
You'll need to know the size of the door 8x7?, 9x7? (width by height).
Do you want insulation, and what type? There's vinyl <sp?> backed
insulation (styrofoam), and injection-foam steel backed doors.
Glass can come in all kinds of flavors, but plain old single strength
glass is good for most general purposes.
They might want to know if you have enough headroom, so you may want
to make sure that you have at least 12" from the bottom of the header
to the celing.
Inform them if they will need to haul the old door off or not.
By the way, I apoligize for freaking out about the warranty thing. It
may very well be legitimate, and if it is, I would be interested in
knowing the brand as well as my customers I'm sure.
I agree too, seems high. I got a price for a 16x8 garage door a couple of
years ago, commercial duty door, raised panel, 2" thick insulated, for just
under $1200. Well known company.
Many mfg's offer a "lifetime" (for as long as you own the home & not
transferable) warranty on the door sections against rust through &
some also have a "lifetime" warranty on the hardware, which the Clopay
4400 is one of them. Then there are some of us very legitimate dealers
(www.actiondoor.com) that also offers a "lifetime" warranty on the
labor on that particular model only, but yes there are a few service &
installation companies that have warranty statements that may be
somewhat or even downright misleading.
Personally I don't have a clue how much garage doors cost in the
earthquake zones of southern California, but all garage doors are not
made the same (insulated residential doors run from 24 gauge to around
32 ga steel w/ 24 ga being the heaviest). So unless you are comparing
apples to apples, there can be a wide range in prices. Ask your
friends & neighbors who they use & recommend.
Seems a bit high compared to what I paid. Try another dealer.
they may have been around since 1954, but there may be a new owner that
wants to retire early and wealthy and you are the first contributor to his
I paid $645 for a 16x7 installed and haul away the old one, in Central
Ohio, a month ago. It works fine, nice tight fit that has the effect
of insulation, if you ask me, compared to the old one; though it's
an uninsulated door.
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