Cost to Install an Automatic Garage Door Opener

Updated: January 2016

Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Automatic Garage Door Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1/2 HP chain drive with 2 remote controls and keypad. Rail mounting system.FALSE
6 doors$944.93$1,425.72
Automatic Garage Door Labor
Labor estimate to install automatic garage door opener. Assemble unit and fabricate support bracketing. Attach and adjust drive mechanism. Connect to head unit to existing power receptacle. Install opener switch and program remote control. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
8.4 hours$248.84$605.21
Automatic Garage Door Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install automatic garage door opener including: corrosion resistant fasteners, flashing and exterior grade caulking, weather stripping and sealants.
6 Doors$115.57$132.87
Automatic Garage Door Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pneumatic framing nailer, 12" miter saw and 3 1/4" electric planer..

Totals - Cost to Install Automatic Garage Door Opener - 6 Doors $1,337.83$2,211.80
Average Cost Per Door  $222.97$368.63

Get an INSTANT estimate of the cost to Install an Automatic Garage Door Opener! Our free calculator uses recent, trusted data to estimate costs for your Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation project. For a basic 6 doors project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install an Automatic Garage Door Opener ranges between $222.97 - $368.63 per door.

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Cost to Install an Automatic Garage Door Opener - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install an Automatic Garage Door Opener - References

Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation - Average Cost Per Door

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

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