Cost to Install an Automatic Garage Door Opener

Updated: March 2018

Automatic Garage Door Opener Installation CalculatorZip Code
Doors
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Automatic Garage Door Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1/2 HP chain drive with 2 remote controls and keypad. Rail mounting system.
1 door$157.49$237.62
Automatic Garage Door Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install automatic garage door opener with favorable site conditions. Assemble unit and fabricate support bracketing. Install unswitched branched circuit with grounded receptacle near head unit. Connect head unit to power receptacle. Install opener switch and program remote control.Attach and adjust drive mechanism. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 door$157.49$237.62
Automatic Garage Door Job 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.
1 door$157.49$237.62
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. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 door$157.49$237.62
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Automatic Garage Door Opener   
Average Cost per Door  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 door, the cost to Install an Automatic Garage Door Opener starts at $391 - $532 per door. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of garage door opener new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments 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.
  • 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 13% to 22% 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.

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