Before you begin a garage door project, it’s vital to be aware of how long it’ll take. This will help you plan it for a convenient time.
To give you a rough indication of the time your project will take, we’ve made a garage door project timeline. Keep in mind that every project’s different though – yours could take less or more time.
How long will a garage door project take?
Research: 1 week
Most successful projects have a good amount of research behind them. You need to spend plenty of time looking into the type of garage door you want and your preferred material. You also need to spend time looking for local garage door companies and requesting quotes.
To find garage door professionals in your area, try asking friends and family for recommendations or use our service. Our companies will usually contact you within 48 hours of you sending your online enquiry.
After you’ve found professionals and received quotes, you’ll also need to research customer reviews. These will help you to work out whether the companies you’ve found are reputable and to pick the best one.
Measuring and manufacturing: up to 4 weeks
Once you’ve found the right garage door company for you, they’ll need the exact measurements for your new door. Most companies will take these when they visit your property to quote but in some circumstances, they may need to make another short visit.
You also might need to allow time for manufacturing. If your garage door is a standard size then this probably won’t be an issue, but if you need a custom door made then this could take up to around 4 weeks.
Installation time: 2-5 hours
Once you’ve got your garage door, it won’t take a professional long to fit it. If it’s a straightforward job then it could take as little as 2 hours. Remember that things like removing your old door and fitting an electrical system will make your installation take longer.
Total time: 1.5 – 5 weeks
So generally speaking, your garage door project will probably take between 1.5 – 5 weeks. To get going on your project, fill in our online form. We’ll put you in touch with up to 4 garage door companies in your area.