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How much does an overhead garage door cost? It depends on the garage door you choose, of course, as well as whether you choose to install your garage door yourself. Learn more about the pricing of garage doors—as well as the price of installing garage doors—here at Overhead Garage Door in Ingleside, IL. We happily serve customers from Chicago to St. Charles and beyond.

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Garage Door Costs: The Basics

There are a number of components to consider when purchasing a garage door, with the first decision being the style you prefer. Classic, Carriage and Modern Styles are the three most commonly purchased garage doors.

Each category offers a subcategory of steel strengths, material composition—such as wood, fiberglass or vinyl. Beyond material composition, there’s also design, insulation and durability. Let’s dive right into the pricing differences between the garage doors that are available today.

How Much Do Classic Style Garage Doors Cost?

Classic Style Garage Door On Two-Car Garage

This classic garage door style offers easy-to-use functionality.

When it comes to the Classic Style Garage Door, you are getting standard functionality, with options to spruce up the design by adding windows and window panels, should you so desire. Likewise, there are three panel designs to choose from including flush, long-raised, and short-raised panels. The design flair is up to you, but the nuts and bolts of the garage door lies in the layers.

Single Layer Steel Garage DoorS: $750 TO $950

The single layer garage door is considered the value series, and provides one reliable layer of steel construction, and traditional short, long and flush designs at an affordable price.  The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $750 to $950.

Two Layer Steel Garage Doors: $800 to $1,000

The dual layer steel garage door is the middle grade option providing a layer of steel and a layer of insulation, which is perfectly suitable for garages that attached directly to the home, so there is no heating or cooling lost inadvertently. This durable and safely constructed option is also middle-grade in garage door cost, and also comes in traditional short, long and flush designs. The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $800 to $1,000.

Three Layer Steel Garage Doors: $945 to $1,700

This top of the line, energy efficient, incredibly durable tri-layer garage door includes one layer of steel, one layer of insulation, and a second layer of steel, keeping your assets safe and your electric bill under control at all times. It also kicks it up a notch in the design department by offering elegant short, long and flush designs. The cost matches the reliability and performance, and rings in at an expensive price point. The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $945 to $1,700.

Classic Wood Garage Doors: $1,000 to $5,000

The wooden garage doors on this three-car garage offer elegance and simplicity that fits just perfect for your Arlington Heights home.

Depending on the style you choose, the Classic Wood Garage Door provides the luxury of up to seven factory finished stain options over the finest hardwoods available, and are built for durability, reliability and impressive appearance. With heavy duty three layer and multiple design detail construction, the garage is insulated and protected from the elements as well as any misguided attempts towards the assets within. These beautiful doors come with a hefty price tag, which is reflected in their gorgeous composition. The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $1,000 to $5,000.

Faux Wood Garage Doors (Fiberglass): $5,000 to $10,000

Nearly everything that is available in real hardwood is also available in faux wood, and garage doors are not any different. This particular option looks beautiful in every finish, including faux oak, cherry and mahogany, and cuts down on the price of the real hardwood garage door cost enormously. With multiple panel, window and hardware options available for your choosing, it is practically impossible for two neighbors to pick the same design. The wood grain appearance is actually molded fiberglass and encompasses the steel layer construction.  The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $5,000 to $10,000.

How Much Does a Carriage Style Garage Door Cost?

Carriage Style Garage Doors provide timeless beauty, while homeowners envision a superbly designed getaway every time they enter or exit this garage. These doors inspire thoughts of canyon living, and even a hint of a cottage home far away from the bustling city. Their appearance is impressive and noteworthy, while their durability only adds to the allure.

Insulated Steel Carriage Style Garage Doors: $1,000 to $5,000

Insulated Carriage-Style Garage Doors with Leaves in Foreground

Carriage-style garage doors look beautiful on Tudor and Victorian homes. Match the finish of your garage door with the finish of your front door, and the exterior of your home will look orderly and lovely.

Durable, low maintenance and amazingly beautiful, this insulated steel carriage style garage door provides designs in Shaker, French Country, Tudor and Victorian to name a few, giving your home a unique appearance from the moment it is installed. This four-layer insulated steel garage door in an amazing 15 design styles that includes a hot-dipped galvanized steel with two coats of baked on polyester paint — all of which equals durability, reliability and a hefty price point.  The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $1,000 to $5,000.

Affordable Wood/Steel Carriage Style Garage Doors: $1,000 to $7,500

When you are looking for a more affordable Carriage Style garage door option, this door provides that purchasing power in its description. Still looming in the costly category these doors come in two and three layer sandwich steel construction, or two layer non-insulated, two inch frame construction. With a swing out appearance and five factory finishes or a wood grain appearance, buyers have their choice of window selections and hardware choices.  The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $1,000 to $7,500.

Faux Wood Carriage Style Garage Doors: $5,000 to $10,000

Faux Wood Garage Doors on Three-Car Garage

The faux wood on this three-car garage is beautiful, isn’t it?

When it comes to the faux wood appearance, the Carriage Style Garage Doors have done everything right. The composite overlay is designed from actual wood to provide an actual hardwood appearance, combining four layer construction, which is exceptionally durable, protective and reliable. Steel, insulation, ultra-grain steel and overlay create an amazingly energy containment and diminished sound quality. The cost is reflective of the composition, and rings in at a large four dollar sign price point.  The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $5,000 to $10,000.

Wood Carriage Style Garage Doors: $10,000 and up

If the faux wood doors are at a high price point, it is certain that the real hardwood garage doors are going to cost nearly twice as much. With this price comes a beautifully designed all-wood door available in cedar, redwood, mahogany or hemlock available in seven popular stain options. With heavy duty hardware and numerous window options, these exceptionally high quality doors combine Amish craftsmanship with impeccable design. These energy efficient doors do require maintenance and typically come with much less of a warranty than their steel or vinyl counterparts.   The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $10,000 and up.

Steel and Composite Four Layer Carriage Style Garage Doors: $1,000 to $5,000

These low maintenance garage doors provide the luxury of a wood appearance combined with a two inch steel construction with composite overlay, and is also available in an third layer insulated version. Available in four factory finish paint options, there are three series and six design options that allow buyers to install the gorgeous carriage style design, without the maintenance.  The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $1,000 to $5,000.


How Much Do Modern Garage Doors Cost?

Aluminum Modern Garage Door on Contemporary Home

Want to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright-esque home? A modern garage door might be best for you.

When the only thing that is missing from your top of the line home is a garage door that not only reflects but complements your modern, classy exterior, you will be willing to spare no expense in adding the perfect finishing touch: The Modern Garage Door.

These exceptionally designed doors come in unique window options that allow your creative side to breathe through the exterior of your home effortlessly. With unlimited powder coating options, you can match your existing tone and color scheme perfectly, and enjoy the fact that these incredible installations come in sizes up to 24 feet wide.


This reinforced garage door option is virtually maintenance free and is available in multiple glass, finish and panel varieties to match your design style without issue. What’s more is that you can choose to reveal the interior of your garage to show off your favorite collectible car, or shroud your beloved vehicles in secrecy without compromising beauty or reliability.  The typical price range for a 16 x 7 ft. garage door is $7,500 and up.

Rely On Overhead Garage Door for More Pricing Information!

At Overhead Garage Door, we’re proud to offer great prices on all the garage doors we stock. Whether you’re looking to buy a Clopay garage door or an Amarr garage door, wood or steel, no matter: We’ll help you find the garage door that suits your style. And when you need your garage door installed, we’ll drive out to your home in Lake Forest or Chicago and do it for you. If you have any questions—or if you need a free estimate—do not hesitate to contact us today.