When shopping for a new or replacement garage door, it’s natural to be curious about garage door prices. The reality is that they vary widely, and that if you are not careful, you can end up paying a lot for an inferior door. The best strategy is to decide what style, brand and material of door you want, and then shop around to in order to find the best possible price.
One of the easiest places to get quotes on garage door prices is your local home improvement store. A nice sales guy can walk you through all the options and then give you written quote for buying the door you want and also give a price for installation. He will probably have a good sales pitch, but don’t fall for it yet since it’s very likely that they don’t have the best prices.
You should also check online for prices on the same doors as you looked at in the store. It’s often possible to find better prices at on online store, but be sure to take into account shipping or freight costs. It’s also worth looking at the website for the home improvement store since the exact same door may actually be cheaper when purchased online and picked up at the store! Finally, it’s worth talking with a couple of contractors and home builders who can often get special commercial or wholesale pricing on doors that is not available to you. Even with their mark up, they may be able to get a special deal that beats all other options. When you have a sense for all the possibilities, simply choose the cheapest and best one!