Buying a Garage Door

Buying a garage door can be a fun process, but it can also seem overwhelming or difficult to know where to start. Because they are made better than in previous years in terms of quality material and price.

It is important to see all the options available, so follow our step-by-step guide on how to prepare for a new garage door installation.


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When purchasing your new garage door, you want it to be made of a material that meets your individual needs. Most modern doors are made of steel, but there are many options when it comes to choosing the right one. Wood, fiberglass, and aluminum are just a few of the many different materials available.

If you are not sure which material is best for you, a professional can help you determine the best options.


Garage door prices range from cheap to expensive depending on the type you are looking for. The standard price of a single door ranges between $1500 and $2500  and that of a double door ranges between $2000 to$ 3500.

The price is based on several factors such as size, style, necessary hardware, and insulation options. The standard raised panel will be the best price for garage doors.

The price of modern garage doors will be significantly higher than a standard garage door, but it provides a more modern look and high-quality durable materials.

Opening system

It is important when purchasing a garage door that the opening system is tailored to your personal needs and also works within the limitations of your current property. Chain drive opener systems are the industry standard in door automation systems. They’re durable, reliable, and even come bundled with MyQ technology so you can access anywhere with a WiFi connection.

The automation system with a belt drive is ideal for applications where noise is a concern. Called “whisper drive motors,” our belt drive openers are super quiet and more durable than our chain drive openers. Side-drive shaft opener systems are ideal for spaces with pipes, sprinklers, or any other object on top that could interfere with a standard automation system.

By default, most garage door openers come bundled with 1 remote control and 1 wall button. Additional controls are available as well as wireless outdoor keyboards. Some of the most advanced opening systems on the market now come bundled with security cameras so you can see what’s going on in your garage at all times.


A typical installation can be done in 3+/- hours. An opening system will take about half that time. We recommend having the first 3 meters of your garage clear at the time of installation. When you buy a garage door, you are paying for the installation at a flat rate for labour determined by the size of your garage door and for any additional labour that may be required to complete the installation.


By default, all of our garage doors and openers include a warranty on accessories and labour. We take great care of our customers and work hard to provide exceptional service. If you have a problem with a door or opener, please let us know and we will work to resolve the issue in a timely manner.

We recommend maintenance every 12 months, which includes adjusting all moving parts and lubricating certain parts of your door and the opening system.

In short, buying a new garage door can seem like an overwhelming process, but hopefully, this guide helps clear up any questions you may have.

If there are any questions you have beyond the above, call us anytime for a garage door discussion and we would be happy to answer those questions for you.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,

The Melbourne Garage Doors team