How Long Does Garage Door Installation Take?

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One of the first questions prospective customers ask us, after “How much will it cost?” is “How long will it take?” People naturally would like to know just how long their garage will be out of action because of a new garage door installation. Parker and Broomfield residents can contact us for a precise estimate whenever convenient; for those of you who live elsewhere, we have produced a guide to what you can expect. For accurate time estimates, we always recommend searching for ‘garage door installers near me’ and asking some of the companies you find for firm quotations. However, please feel free to use the estimates below as a rough guide in the meantime.

Garage Door Installation Time Estimates

If you have yet to find a reputable local garage door company or you’d just like some rough figures to work with, without having to go to the bother of asking for formal quotations, the following estimates should give you something to work with:

  • Brand New Properties – The simplest, and therefore fastest, installations are those that take place in brand new constructions. Whether it's a brand new home with an integral garage or a brand new standalone garage doesn't matter. In either case, you can expect a new garage door installation to take around two to three hours. Assuming exact measurements were taken before ordering the new door, new construction jobs are very straightforward in the vast majority of cases.
  • Like-for-Like Replacement – Slightly more complicated than a new build installation but still quite simple to perform is a like-for-like replacement. Homeowners who decide to replace their existing door with an identical one can look forward to a relatively painless garage door installation that takes from two to four hours to complete, depending on the type and size of the door being replaced.
  • Upgrade – Many homeowners take the view that a new garage door should be an upgrade or improvement on the existing one, to justify the expense. For these people, a new garage door installation may take as long as six hours, or even slightly longer in the most complex cases. The exact amount of time it takes will depend on just how much of an upgrade you are planning. If the design of the new door is radically different from the old one, you can expect a correspondingly longer installation time.

Visit our online garage door designer tool to explore the garage door models available for local installations by our garage door service team.

If you are trying to plan time off work to supervise an installation or you’d just like to know roughly what to expect in terms of disturbance to your daily routine, the above figures may be close enough for your needs. If you would like to try and calculate some more accurate times by yourself, you should consider the factors discussed in the next section carefully. Each one will have an impact on the total installation time.

Estimating Garage Door Installation Times: Primary Factors to Consider

If you want to work out more accurate installation times, your best bet is, as mentioned earlier, to search for local service providers and ask a couple of them for firm quotations. If this is not possible or you’d simply rather work things out on your own, you should take the following factors into account when making your calculations:

  • Level of Complexity – The more difficult an installation job is, the longer it will take. This may sound like rather obvious advice but you need to think carefully about the things that might make a new installation more difficult.
  • The Service Provider’s Installation Expertise – A more experienced service provider will be able to complete a new garage door installation faster than other service providers with less time under their belts.
  • Your Location – If you live in a location where access is an issue or there are geographical features that could complicate a new overhead door installation, you should take these facts into account when you are calculating how long it will take to complete.

For an accurate estimate that you can rely on, contact your local garage door sales team and let them know exactly what you want. If you live in Broomfield or Parker, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us whenever convenient.

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