What is the Cost of a Garage Door?

This, of course, is always one of the first questions we get asked by a person shopping for a garage door. Here at Glideaway Doors, we would receive this question hundreds of times per year, likely within the first few minutes of a phone call.

But we get it: price (along with many other factors) matters, and this can dictate what garage door and what options you are can get in the long run.

As you can imagine though, the problem with answering the question is the fact that a garage door has so many options it can be tough for one to truly know what the price to have a fully installed garage door will be. Notwithstanding, we will do our best to give you some realistic price ranges as to what most people will spend. (And remember, these prices are an average and can vary drastically depending on the product, the size and the region)

Occasionally we will have a customer that just wants to buy the garage door kit. Although there are other costs involved with a garage door, there are people who like to buy and install the garage door themselves. Therefore the expected price range is as follows (keep in mind these price ranges do not include shipping and GST).


There are 2 main questions we like to ask to understand your ideal garage door:

What type of garage door?  

What size garage door?

The main type of garage doors available are:

The most common garage door types are:

Roller Doors; Sectional Doors; Tilt Doors.

The basic height & width ranges for garage doors are:

Garage door sizes can vary from 2.0 Meters wide to 6.0 meters wide
and 1.8 meters high to 3.0 meters high.

The most common garage door sizes are:

Single garage, 1 car width (2.4 – 2.7 Meters wide) x Standard height (2.0 – 2.2 M high)

Double garage, 2 car width (4.5 – 5.0 Meters wide) x Standard height (2.0 – 2.2M high)

Roller Doors:

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Roller doors are the most cost effective garage door, but are very limiting due to the space requirements and maximum sizes;

Maximum width for a roller door is 4.8 meters, but these widths are not recommended for medium to high wind zone areas.

Single Domestic Roller Door (up to 3.0 meters wide)  – Supplied only        $700 – $1100

Optional extras for the Roller Door

Automatic opener with remotes               $600 – $750

Installation by approved installers            $350 – $500

The roller doors are one of the most common garage door systems available, but please keep in mind that the roller door will not fit into every garage


Sectional Doors:

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Sectional doors are a cost-effective garage door and are available in many finishes and styles.
The sectional door can fit better with restricted requirements, such as headroom, wind loads.

Keep in mind the prices below do not include auto openers, installation, low headroom kits etc.

Single Coloursteel sectional door – supplied only              $900 – 1300
Double Coloursteel sectional door – supplied only            $1400 – 3000

Single cedar clad sectional door – supplied only                 $2500 – 3500
Double cedar clad sectional door – supplied only               $4500 - 7000

These are the most common types of sectional garage doors.

Please remember the sectional door style options is nearly unlimited with the range of cladding and finishing options. Such as aluminium, Zincalume, Corten steel, Aluminium Composite panel (ACM), pine boards, ply & batten, cedar boards, Clear-lite, glass etc.

Optional extras for Sectional Garage Doors

Automatic door opener with remotes- Supplied only      $400 – 800

Installation by approved installers – region dependent   $600 – 900

Insulated door panels – single door                                     $160 – 700

Insulated door panels – double door                                   $350 – 1400

Windows – single door                                                            $250 – 450

Windows – double door                                                          $450 – 900

Sectional doors are the most popular garage door system used in residential settings from new homes to garage replacements.


These prices and numbers are based on the most common garage door types and sizes.

Although all of these numbers and prices are very general, we do hope this article helps you to have a better feel for garage doors pricing and what to expect when you start going through your garage door buying process. Obviously, to get an actual price for a garage door, we are happy to help as we service New Zealand Wide.

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EM sales@glideaway.co.nz

Posted on

July 5, 2017


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