Cost vs. Value of a Garage Door

Are you looking to add a new garage door to your home? If so, congratulations! There are a lot of great reasons to buy a new garage door, and if you take the right approach, there’s a good chance you will be very happy with the end result.

If you’re considering new garage door installation, it may be because your old garage door is worn out, out of style or in need of extensive repairs. If you’re weighing the value of repairing your existing door vs. a new garage door installation, you will want to think of the cost vs. value of buying a new garage door.


When buying a new garage door, you will have to think about cost. Most of the expense of garage door installation comes from the door itself. Once you’ve made your selection, if you are in the Seattle area, the expert installers at DistribuDoors can install your new garage door at a very reasonable price.

It’s hard to say exactly how much your new garage door will cost, as the price will vary depending on the size of your garage door, the options and features you want and the material of the door itself. However, you can expect the installation of a new mid-range garage door to run you a little over $1,000 and upgrading to a high-level garage door to cost you a few thousand.


A new garage door installation is one of the best value home renovation projects that you can undertake. It offers one of the highest returns on investment (ROI) of any home improvement project, at a whopping 90 percent or more. This means a new garage door practically pays for itself with the value it brings to your home.

You should also consider that other home renovations can be much more expensive and not bring you nearly as much value. For example, a new kitchen or a new room addition can easily cost you in the tens of thousands of dollars, and it may eventually go out of style. If getting the best value for your dollar is your goal with a home improvement investment, a new garage door is an easy choice.

Maximizing the Value

So now that you know the cost vs. value of installing a new garage door in your home is definitely in your favor, how do you maximize that value? There are a few ways we can recommend you act on your interest in a new garage door to maximize the value of that door:

  1. Opt for a Clopay® Door. Clopay® garage doors are “America’s Favorite Garage Door,” with good reason. The craftsmanship, durability and style of these garage doors are without question. They are built to last, and they come in so many styles and options that you’re sure to find the perfect door for your home.
  2. Choose a Door That Matches Your Home. You’ll further maximize the value of your new garage door if you pick a door that matches the décor of your home. If you have a vintage home, you may want to consider a classic carriage house-style door, one that looks like an old-time swing-out door, but still has the convenience of modern operation. If you have a more modern home, a door that emphasizes customized glass and windows along with a steel or aluminum frame might be more suitable.
  3. Select the Right Color for Your Home. You also want to make sure you choose a color for your garage door that matches or is complementary to the rest of your home. You can use our Garage Door Visualizer to look at different garage door styles and designs to see how they will look on your garage. Compare and contrast them to find the right choice for you and your home.
  4. Keep up With Maintenance. Once you have installed your new garage door, you will want to schedule regular garage door maintenance to keep it looking and working great year after year. Semi-annual or annual maintenance can do wonders for the life and appearance of your new garage door.

Find Your New Garage Door in the Seattle Area With DistribuDoors

If you are anywhere around the Seattle area, you can get great value for a quality garage door at DistribuDoors. We are a proud supplier of Clopay® products, and our employees are certified, highly-trained installers who can quickly and efficiently install your door for a competitive price.

Visit us at DistribuDoors to take a look at some of our samples and talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales experts about which garage door may be right for you. We have a wide selection of customizable doors, so you’re sure to find the one that will give you the look and the value you are seeking.

We’re happy to help you find a door, get it installed and schedule the regular maintenance to keep that door in top shape. For a free estimate on garage door services, contact us online today.