Residential Overhead Garage Doors

How Much Does an Overhead Door Cost?

Like any home improvement project, the cost of a new garage door in Indianapolis, Northwest Cincinnati or south central Indiana can vary widely depending on the materials you select and the added features that make your life easier in the long run. A typical overhead door cost, including installation, can run from $1,500 on the low end to $15,000 or more if you’re using luxury materials and upgraded features. But you’re also looking at an investment in your home. When it’s used correctly, your overhead garage door can last you anywhere from 15-30 years.

When do you know it’s time for a new garage door?

Your garage door is starting to make interesting noises. Maybe it won’t re-engage, leaving you with a door that is half up and half down. Maybe you’ve noticed that your overhead door no longer plays nicely with your garage door remote. Lucky for you, Martin Overhead Door, located in Greensburg and serving south central Indiana as well as Indianapolis and Northwest Cincinnati, is here to walk you through this important decision.

Five things that impact cost when purchasing a new garage door

Before you start your research, it’s important to decide what’s important — and what’s not — for your next garage door purchase. Your answers will help the Martin Overhead Door team determine what’s a good fit for your home, your tastes, and your budget:

What color and finish do you want? Garage doors come in different materials and price points, from budget-friendly steel or aluminum or more expensive wood or fiberglass. Remember, wood, fiberglass and other delicate materials may need regular maintenance and special installation concerns, which can also add to the final price.

Insulated or not? Does your garage serve as an extra living space or workspace? Indiana’s cold winters – and sizzing summers – can limit the time you want to spend in the garage. If you’re a DIYer (or a spouse who’s been sent to the garage to watch the big game on your garage television), you may want to consider an insulated door to keep the inside temps comfortable.

What about windows? Garage door windows offer more than just a pretty exterior for your home. They also let in natural light, so you don’t feel like you’re in a cave when you’re spending time in your garage. They add curb appeal, which can be important if you’re considering resale value. They do carry a higher cost than traditional windowless garage door options.

Do you need a custom size? Standard sizes cost less than a custom garage door, but how do you know if your garage door is standard? Measure first, and the Martin Overhead Door team will let you know if you’re looking at a less expensive standard size or something that must be customized.

What sort of control do you want? These aren’t your parents’ garage doors. Today’s garage door openers offer everything from the standard remote that opens and closes the garage door, to the smart openers that you can use with a phone app. Think about it. How many times have you been close to falling asleep when you wonder if you remembered to close the garage door? That smart remote gives you peace of mind from the phone beside your bed. And if you did forget to close the garage door, you can handle it at the push of a button. No need to get out of bed!

Other considerations for garage door costs

When you buy a garage door online or from a big box retailer, you may have to handle installation on your own through a subcontractor. These costs aren’t typically represented in the price points you see during an internet search. You’ll also need to ask if removal and disposal of the old door is included in the installation price.

Even if you’re a handy person with lots of DIY experience, the professionals at Martin Overhead Door don’t recommend taking on a garage door installation project. Too much can go wrong. Consider the spring sizes of your current garage door. One bad move and you can find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.

The bottom line – peace of mind

When you work with Martin Overhead Door, you also get the peace of mind that comes from partnering with a hometown business that focuses solely on garage doors. Our team will ensure transparent pricing, and we’ll work with you to find a garage door option that fits both your style and your budget. Ready to start a conversation? Call Martin Overhead Door now at (812) 663-9050 to schedule your consultation, or drop us an email at

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