Garage Door Replacement [FULL GUIDE]

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What Goes Into Garage Door Replacement?

Have you been putting off your garage door replacement? If your garage door is reaching an old age or showing signs of damage, it may be time to schedule a new garage door installation.

The garage door is one of the largest moving structures in our homes. With over 100 moving parts on the garage door, replacement entails a complex process. Some questions you may have include: what type of garage door is right for our home?  Which colors are available? What garage door opener will be suited for this new door?

How long will it last? This may seem like a lot to consider for your garage door replacement but you will soon learn everything there is to know about your garage door selections and have all the information to make the correct garage door replacement solution for you.

Types of Garage Doors

There are 4 main types of garage doors: steel, wood, overlay, and aluminum. Steel garage doors will be made up of a hollow back, insulated vinyl back, or a double steel insulated construction and will be the most cost-efficient. 

Wood doors are primarily constructed of cypress, hemlock, redwood, or cedar. These doors tend to be the most expensive due to labor and also require the most maintenance due to the weather. Overlay garage doors are constructed with a steel base garage door with wood laid on the exterior of the garage door in custom or standard designs different insulation types are available as well. Overlay garage doors are slightly less expensive than wood doors but require nearly the same maintenance. Last but not least, aluminum is our personal favorite here at Grease Monkey Garage Door

Aluminum is environmentally friendly and makes for a durable door, especially when you use a trusted brand like AlumaDoor, who offers endless varieties for size options along with finishes.

Types of Garage Door Openers

At this point of our estimate, we would already have decided what door we are going with and our Grease Monkey technician will be guiding you to what size and type of motor you should select. If you have selected a steel or aluminum door, we always suggest a belt style motor. 

The Liftmaster 8550w is an excellent choice, as it has quiet operation and is full of helpful accessories such as automatic close. It also comes with a backup battery in case there is a power outage, and has WiFi connectivity. 

Now if you have selected a wood or overlay garage door our technician will be steering you more towards a heavy-duty 3/4 HP chain drive motor which has nearly all the same accessories as the previous motor but with the added strength of a chain like Liftmaster’s 8587w.

Garage Door Hardware

Almost there- we can see the new Grease Monkey Garage Door finish line ahead! One of the last questions you should ask your garage door company is what parts will be used. At Grease Monkey Garage Door we only use high quality torsion springs: the number one part on garage doors. 

The springs that come with most garage doors are only rated for 5,000- 8,000 cycles (a cycle is one movement of the garage door: up and down). On average, you will use your garage 4 times a day which brings us to 1,460 cycles a year. On the optimistic end, you will get 5 years out of your springs.  However, if you use your garage door much more, your springs will only last 2-3 years. At  Grease Monkey Garage Door we give you the option of High-Life cycle springs with every door. Our goal is to keep your garage working great for years to come. 

Nylon rollers vs plastic contractor-grade rollers will play a huge part in how long your door will last. This simple upgrade will increase your roller life 16 times over and in return your torsion springs and garage door opener will have to work much less.

How Much Does New Door Installation Cost?

A single steel door can range between $600-$1300 based on construction and upgrades selected. A double car will range from $799-$2000. Aluminum doors will cost between $1800-$4000 based on size and finish selected. Wood and overlay doors will range from $2000- $9000 based on size and stain selected. All of these prices are including installation. Our team works hard to offer affordable garage door installation near Gilbert AZ!

We Replace Garage Doors!

You are now an expert in the various garage door types and garage door openers. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call (480)-569-8367. Contact us for any information about our garage door replacement services.


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  • I just had Grease Monkey repair my garage door! Aaron was awesome! I highly recommend Grease Monkey garage door services.

    Eddie Ortiz Avatar Eddie Ortiz
    February 23, 2024

    Grease Monkey did not oversell and inspected my door to make sure what was needed to be fixed to make the door safe. I highly recommend Grease Monkey Garage Door... read more

    Diana Linnabary Avatar Diana Linnabary
    February 21, 2024

    Grease Monkey's team provided quick knowledgeable service & warranty repair!

    Bob Hubbard Avatar Bob Hubbard
    February 14, 2024
  • Aaron was so professional and knowledgeable. Let me know exactly what was need and the cost. No unexpected changes. Would recommend him to anyone.

    Penelope Pilcher Avatar Penelope Pilcher
    February 14, 2024

    On time, communicative, efficient. Perfect.

    Shanna McBurney Avatar Shanna McBurney
    February 7, 2024

    Nick is an awesome tech!

    Vivian Hooper Avatar Vivian Hooper
    January 28, 2024
  • Nick did a great job. Explained everything including options and possible future upgrades. Fixed my immediate problem with no fuss or upsell. Grease monkey will have my Future business for... read more

    Lawrence Johnson Avatar Lawrence Johnson
    January 28, 2024

    Randomly chose Grease Monkey based upon reviews. The positive reviews were substantiated by my experience. Technician arrived on time and immediately worked on the problem. He provided all the information... read more

    Randy Dunn Avatar Randy Dunn
    January 28, 2024

    Nick came top my place of business today to make a minor adjustment to its commercial garage door. He made the repair with great efficiency. As always, great job... read more

    Michael Clare Avatar Michael Clare
    January 28, 2024
  • We had an unfortunate incident where a car damaged our garage door knocking it off track, removing the weather stripping and a number of other things occurred, we called our... read more

    Andrea Young Avatar Andrea Young
    January 28, 2024

    Aaron was prompt, courteous, communicates very well, and fixed problem. Excellent service.

    John Steely Avatar John Steely
    January 28, 2024

    Prompt reliable service. Thank you for being able to show up same day for a broken spring. Just was extremely courteous and explained everything.

    Jill McNeil Avatar Jill McNeil
    December 20, 2023
  • Aaron was great to work with! He answered all our questions and went above and beyond explaining everything in detail! We will definitely recommend Grease Monkey to all in the... read more

    Stephen Duarte Avatar Stephen Duarte
    December 20, 2023

    Would highly recommend. Great owner. Really knowledgeable service technician. Didn’t try to sell me on things I didn’t need. Thank you for the great service! ... read more

    Andrew Vernon Avatar Andrew Vernon
    December 13, 2023

    Right on time. Showed up and got the job done. We'll certainly use for future installations.

    Melvin Jenkins Avatar Melvin Jenkins
    December 3, 2023

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