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The Costs of Garage Door Replacement

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How long do garage doors last?


The lifespan of a garage door depends on many things. 


  • Door Quality: Garage doors come in all sorts of materials and construction types. The best of them will typically cost more, but will last longer against constant use and weathering.
  • Climate Conditions: Doors that are subject to more extreme weather environments like extreme heat, extreme cold, wind and debris, and so on will reduce the lifespan of your door.
  • Maintenance: There are a number of basic maintenance that you can do in your own home to ensure your garage door lasts as long as possible. On top of this, there are some specialized services that we recommend should be done by professionals that we offer


You can typically expect your garage door and its moving components to last 15 to 30 years

Why should you replace your garage door?


It’s no wonder garage doors eventually need to be replaced. By conservative estimates, garage doors open and close up to 1,000 times a year, sometimes up to 3,000. Thankfully, there’s a number of ways you can tell that it’s time for a new garage door. 


  • Rust: This is a big one. It’s usually a lot of headache to try and fix, and the best course of action is replacement. When the early signs of rust begin showing up, it’s time to do some basic maintenance get door replacement on your radar.
  • Noise: Garage doors operating normally will have some noise because of the motor operating the door. Any extra noise or noise that is unusually loud is usually a sign of a defect. Get in touch with us to find out what the issue is and how to go about solving it without a big price tag.
  • Unreliable Operation: Over time, you’ll find that the garage door doesn’t operate the way you want it to. Maybe it doesn’t open sometimes, other times gets stuck. A chain can get stuck, or other smaller parts can become damaged over time.
  • Latest Technology: Sometimes it’s enough to want to make an upgrade to your home. Technology is constantly on the move with new innovation in the garage door space making the technology cleaner and more efficient. Newer garage doors with improved insulation can also contribute to savings for your home.
  • Safety: Outdated or damaged garage doors can also contribute to the safety of you, your loved ones, and your belongings. Older doors may be easier to break into, or have faulty safety systems that could prevent the door from stopping when needed.


On top of this, the whole process can be a big hassle. Take a look at the video below to see how garage door installation happens.

How much can the door cost?


Replacement of smaller parts of the garage door average $100 to $350, while whole door installations and replacements can range from $1000 to $2500 based on your needs. Take a look at the table below to find specific costs associated with your door needs.

Item Price CAD
Single Door
Double Door

And take a look at this table to find an itemized breakdown of what each individual part will cost.

Item Price CAD
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Other considerations


The average garage door replacement cost can also be impacted by other decisions you make in your shopping process. For example, doors with windows will be more expensive than those that have no windows. Similarly, modern insulated doors will have a bigger bill associated with them in comparison to simple metal doors. Also keep in mind that some homes have more than one garage. There are also different styles of garage doors available for purchase, with differing textures and colours.


Remember that you can also make modifications to your door. Many people opt to add windows, certain colours or paints, extra remote controls, and add insulation to help keep heating costs down (especially if their garage is heated). These items can cost between $100 to $500.


There can also be labour costs associated with repairs like broken glass, chips, dents, and rust. These will usually run hourly, and average about $100 to $300.


For more answers and solutions, be sure to reach out to us for anything garage.

Jae's Anything Garage
Jae's Anything Garage

Garage Door Services St. Albert, Edmonton & Surrounding Areas.


  1. It’s great that you mentioned it would be best to have your garage door replaced if it isn’t operating as well as it used to anymore, like constantly getting stuck or not opening on some occasions. Our garage door is quite old now, and it’s quite the predicament whenever it gets stuck while we’re in a hurry. We’ll have t contact a trusted garage door contractor that can help us with a new installation soon.

  2. Our garage door has been taking a long time to open these days, and I’m worried it’ll lead to accidents such as us getting stuck inside or the door not closing at all. I appreciate you letting us know that it would be advisable to opt for a replacement if your garage door hasn’t been operating properly since a chain might have been stuck or other components may have been damaged over time. I’ll have to call garage door services for an installation as soon as possible.

  3. I like how you indicated that replacing smaller garage door parts costs between $100 and $350. This weekend, I want to fix my garage door, which has been broken for a few months. Thank you for the garage door repair information! I’d need to speak with a specialist who could assist me in repairing the door.

  4. I like how you said that it costs between $100 and $350 to replace smaller garage door components. My garage door has been damaged for a few months, and I want to fix it this weekend. I appreciate the information on garage door repairs. I would need to consult a professional who could help me fix the door.

  5. Thanks so much for the list of reasons you might want to replace your garage door. My parent’s garage door doesn’t always open or close when it’s supposed to so they’ve been wanting to get a new one. we’ve been looking into companies that can help them find a door that fits the space and that they can rely on to install efficiently.

  6. It really helped when you explained how you’d add extra features to your new garage door. My wife and I want to replace our house’s old garage door, and since our home gets too hot in summer and too cold in winter, we think it’d be wise to look for an insulated door, so we’ll keep your cost tips in mind when we buy it next week. Thank you for the insight on how we’d understand a garage door’s price.

  7. I like how you said that it costs between $100 and $350 to replace smaller garage door components. I want to mend my damaged garage door this weekend because it has been broken for a while. I appreciate the information on garage door repairs. I would need to consult a professional who could help me fix the door.

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