Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. What you spend on your garage door depends on a variety of factors. Before you can choose the garage door that works best for you, ask yourself some questions:
- Is the garage insulated?
- Is the garage attached to the house? If so, is there a room above it?
- Will the garage door be subjected to damage from toys/basketballs?
Answering yes to these questions means you’ll need a more expensive garage door. If your door will not need to withstand dings and dents from objects, or maintain a climate-controlled environment, then a cheaper door will suffice.
Consider Your Garage
Some issues will exist regardless of whether or not you replace your door. If your concrete floor is not level then you will have a weak seal between the floor and the door. Before you install your new door you may need to spend a little extra on the garage itself. Most of the time the price of tracks, openers, springs, and weather stripping will add the price of your door. Consider these additional costs when you’re choosing a new door.
The bottom line is you will get what you pay for. Investing a bit more in a quality door will be worth it in the long run. Garage doors add curb appeal to your home, and can help save on energy costs, too. You can find a door within your budget that meets your needs.