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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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  • Our garage door opener broke and they came the next day and provided a solid quote, and did the work the very next day. The technician was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend them.

    thumb Alexander Lorenz
    August 30, 2022

    Brian did a fast and courteous job. Highly recommended!

    thumb Dave Nelson
    August 13, 2022

    I can not say enough about these guys! They were able to come out day of the accident and temporary fix the old door and got the new one installed just a few days later. Aaron was an absolute gent - such a nice guy!

    thumb Michael Witham
    August 13, 2022
  • They’re courteous , fast , knowledgeable!! Now combine that with a impeccable on time record and I think you’ll come come to the same conclusion I did… any time my garage door needs a repair these are the boys I’m going to call for the job!

    thumb metalgaugesntats Gaugedxrebelx
    August 13, 2022

    This company is amazing! We had been having problems with the front doors to our facility for a few months and we finally called Grease Monkey Garage Doors to come and take a look. Not only were they there the next day, but they were able to diagnose and fix the problems on the spot. Their prices are very reasonable, and they didn’t try to upsell us on anything. Professional, quick, and friendly. They do much more than just doors, and with the way they conduct business, there is no doubt that we will be using them for many other things in the future!

    thumb Jen Farris
    August 13, 2022

    Came out fast and diagnosed the problem. They were able to fix within a few days. Great service

    thumb Michael Fisher
    August 13, 2022
  • So glad we took our neighbors recommendation! Great service. Got the job done fast!

    thumb Janet Creson
    July 13, 2022

    Bryan came out quickly and ON TIME. Extremely professional, knowledgeable and no up charges. Grease Monkey is our GO-TO now for all gate and garage door needs! Thank you Bryan!

    thumb Patti Murphy
    July 13, 2022

    Great service! Grease Monkey is quick, affordable, and the staff is very courteous and professional. Highly recommended!! 👍🏼

    thumb James Martinez
    July 13, 2022
  • Really appreciated Bryan and Aaron's quick response and availability to take care of my garage door. Top notch service with a great attitude. It's nice to have an awesome customer experience for a change.

    thumb Wayne Spencer
    July 13, 2022

    Very professional! Did a wonderful job and communicated everything very well. Notified us that they would be arriving earlier than scheduled

    thumb Rhett Dizzle
    July 13, 2022

    They did my spring repair for $575. Elite quoted me $1300 for the exact same things They also told me this was typical of their business. Therefore, always get a few quotes!! They were here in one day and got the job done!

    thumb Jill Pack
    April 13, 2022
  • We highly recommend Grease Monkey! The company is responsive, knowledgeable and provide top tier service. They even were able to fit us in for same day service when our cars were stuck in the garage rendering us home bound. We refer this company to all our family.

    thumb Danielle Medina
    March 13, 2022

    I cannot recommend Grease Monkey Garage Door enough! Don't waste your time calling other places. Just call Grease Monkey because they are amazing. My garage door stopped working around lunchtime and I couldn't get out of my garage. I did a quick Google search and called a few other places, but they did not answer their phones, so I tried Grease Monkey Garage Door. They immediately answered and had a technician come out within 2 hours. The technician was able to diagnose the problem (the spring broke after 20+ years) and proposed the solution (a new spring). He quoted me a price, which was very fair and then got to work. 30 minutes later (and before the sun went down), my garage door was up and running again! What a great company and service! Thank you!

    thumb Morgan Stradling
    February 13, 2022

    Technician that installed our new garage door opener from Grease Monkey was nothing but professional and courteous. Thank you Aaron. Look forward to having business with you guys again in the future.

    thumb Harold “Hal” Knobel
    January 13, 2022

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