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Garage Door Opener Installation

It might seem like a small change but installing a garage door opener can make a big difference to your daily life. From saving time in the mornings to improving your home security, the benefits are endless. The good news is that installing a garage door opener is a relatively quick and inexpensive task, but it does require the right skills and expertise. Hire a professional, and you will soon have a garage door that suits the needs of your busy lifestyle.

How it works

If you have decided to install a new garage door opener, or you have an existing opener that needs repairing, it is easy to find the right people for the job with Handy. Just enter your zip code, answer a few quick questions, and we will connect you to local experts who fit your requirements.

Garage door opener installation cost

The cost to install your new garage door opener will vary depending on the type of system you choose, and how much labor is required. Additional electrical work or a garage door repair will add to the overall cost of your project.


Types of garage door opener and cost breakdown


This is the most popular type of system, and often the most expensive as it is the most difficult to install. Cost: $180-$344*.



Usually the cheapest option, these types of openers tend to make the most noise so might be best if you have a detached garage or neighbors who are not going to be disturbed. Cost: $119-$268*.



The mid-range option, this is often noisier than a belt-driven opener but is easier to install. Cost: $208-$274*.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best type of garage door opener?
You will need to consider several important factors, including cost and maintenance. If you have neighbors who might be troubled by the noise, a belt-driven opener might be the best option. These options are also more compatible with technology such as Bluetooth. Chain-driven openers might cost less initially, but they will require regular lubrication to avoid rust, so think carefully before deciding which is the best option for your home.
What are the labor costs for installing a garage door opener?
Installing a garage door opener usually takes around two hours, with many companies charging an hourly rate for their labor at between $60 and $100* per hour.
Will I need to replace my garage door?
This usually depends on the age of your garage door. Most newer models should be suitable for use with an opener. However, if you have an older door, you might find it needs replacing before your opener can be fitted. New garage door installation costs can range from $734 to $1,462*.
How much does a garage door opener repair cost?
Once installed, garage door openers usually require very little maintenance, but if something goes wrong with the wiring or tracks, then you will need a professional to fix the problem. The cost of garage door opener adjustment and repairs ranges from $111 to $317*.

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.

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