Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Garage Door Replacement

Garage Door Replacement guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Garage Door Replacement? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Garage Door Replacement work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Garage Door Replacement work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Garage Door Replacement labor cost? What are the important Garage Door Replacement quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Garage Door Replacement - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Garage Door Replacement?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Garage Door Replacement expect to pay between $239.63 to $359.44 per door. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Garage Door Replacement work?Your Garage Door Replacement project may require design approval and/or permits from your local building authority. Verify requirements with your local building department before any Garage Door Replacement work starts, particularly for ay structural or systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC) projects.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Garage Door Replacement work?The operation and performance of the garage door may be adversely affected by inexperience or poor installation techniques. Hire service providers for Garage Door Replacement carefully and be sure to tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (from the list below).
Is Garage Door Replacement something that I can do myself?This is not a project recommended for the do it yourselfer. A successful Garage Door Replacement requires the work of skilled trade contractors as well as special materials, tools, fabrication and installation techniques. Do it yourself mistakes may be expensive to remedy and will likely reduce the marketability and value of your home.
How many days are typically required to complete the Garage Door Replacement work?Normally, this work can be completed in 1 day.

Garage Door Replacement - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Garage Door Replacement. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Garage Door Replacement work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Garage Door Replacement - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Garage Door Replacement. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the garage door work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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