Roller Door Motor Installation Cost

A roller door is a specific type of rolling door that has an enclosure and is attached to an overhead track. A roller door usually consists of aluminium or steel panels that are mounted in vertical tracks. The track usually sits on two aluminium or steel brackets that are installed into the ground.

A roller door is typically used as a sectional overhead door that provides both ventilation and security. Roller doors are comprised of two main components, panels and tracks. Panels are the actual structure that protects us from weather elements while tracks provide support and act like our roof. The material that makes up these components is usually either polyurethane foam or aluminium (polystyrene or polyurethane foam and aluminium).

Roller Garage Door Application

Roller doors have a wide range of applications, from home use to commercial facilities. The roller door installation cost can vary depending on the size and type of your door, its location and other factors. This price guide may provide you with a basic idea of how much it would cost to install a sectional overhead garage door, also known as a roller door.

Installation of Garage Door Motor

If you are planning on installing a new door motor, the cost may include wiring, labour and other accessories to get your door working. Generally, the cost of installing a garage door motor includes the following:

  • The price for electricity needed to run your new garage door
  • Garage door installation labour (construction work)
  • Shipping and handling fees (if you buy online)
  • Accessories required to get your door working (e.g., sensors, keypads, remotes)

The cost for a garage door installation motor can range from $100 and up depending on the type of garage door opener you install and its features (if any). Most modern and standard garage doors use belt drives or chain drive to open and close the door.

Although most garage door motors are designed to be universal, it is important that you provide your installer with all the relevant information that is needed for a smooth installation.

Disconnecting Existing Roller Door Motor

The removal of an existing electric motor may cost between $250 and $400. This service is usually provided by most companies that sell garage door motors. It includes basic maintenance services such as lubricating the track, adjusting the closing force (the pressure needed by the door to close properly) and greasing hinges and rollers.

Replacing Damaged or Faulty Garage Roller Door Section

When it comes to replacing a broken or damaged roller section, there are two types of costs:

  1. The price for repairing faulty track and wheel assemblies
  2. Replacement of the panels.

The price range for repairing faulty track and wheel assemblies is between $60 and $150 while the cost of replacing damaged or broken panels could vary between $70 and $120 depending on the size, type of door and the material it’s made of. If you are planning to replace existing tracks with a new motorized sectional overhead garage door then you could be looking to pay up to $500. This cost includes installation in addition to all accessories that go along with having your door motorized in general (motor, spring tensioners, electric eyes etc.).

Roller Door Motors Price

In Australia the average garage door motor costs between $100 and $300. This price includes labour, parts and other components that are needed for installation such as brackets and tracks.


Several companies can provide you with replacement parts but the average price for a roller door section is around $150-$300 depending on the size of your garage door, type of material it’s made of and where you purchase them from. You can buy these sections either online or through your local service provider. If you plan to install a new motorized sectional overhead garage door then the cost may obviously include both labour and all accessories (motor, springs etc.).


Garage doors and door openers prices vary based on the type of materials they’re made of. The most popular materials used in manufacturing these doors are aluminium, steel and fibreglass.

Aluminium Garage Door Prices

An aluminium roller is usually more expensive than its counterparts (steel or fibreglass). This type of material costs between $350 and $550 while the average price for a steel one is about $225 to $375. Fibreglass influenced sectional overhead garage may cost you around $400-$700 which is slightly more expensive than an aluminium door but it’s still cheaper than a steel one. If you want to save even more money then we advise you to consider purchasing a second-hand roller door which can be found at auctions and garage sales where manufacturers and contractors sell off their old stock. These doors remain functional and they may serve you well for a long time if properly maintained.

Price for Garage Door Insulation

In addition to all of the above, your local service provider may charge you about $70-$120 if you want the new door insulated. This price may vary depending on weather conditions and other factors that influence efficiency. The cost of insulation is added because it helps maintain a good temperature inside by preventing warm air from escaping and cold air from entering your garage which can have a positive impact on your energy bills.

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Roller Door Motor Replacement Cost

A garage door motor replacement costs between $150 and $300, depending on the age of your old unit, brand and model. Roller door openers are generally divided into three categories that are distinguished by their power source:

Standard garage door openers do not require electricity and use a counterbalance system which is popular with most DIY enthusiasts.

Electromechanical sectional overhead garage door opener, use springs for lifting the door, an electric motor to open and close it and an opener to disengage the trolley if needed. They are a safe option that is reliable and relatively affordable.

Electronic sectional overhead garage door openers, these doors open automatically without any input from their users, they’re easy to maintain and have a wide range of accessories integrated into them. If your door isn’t as quiet as you would like it to be then this type of system can help reduce noise by up to 50%. Disadvantages include being expensive and having some safety issues

In terms of price, an electromechanical roller door opener may cost you about $300-$500 or more depending on its power source, brand and model while a standard one costs about $150-$350 for a single car-sized door. Electronic sections tend to be more expensive and range from $500 up to $1500. Each price is average and usually doesn’t cover installation costs so call or check with professional sellers to get the most accurate estimate.

To ensure that the installation process goes smoothly and you end up with a fully functional garage door, we recommend paying more and hiring professional technicians to do it for you. You can purchase or rent some of the equipment they may need such as:

  • Drill bits
  • Power jacks
  • Countersink bits
  • Rope pullers
  • Material handling equipment (wheelbarrows etc.)

Roller Door Opener Service

A standard opener can be serviced by a competent DIY enthusiast who knows what he’s doing. However, if you’re not comfortable with taking apart an electronic garage door motor then it would be advisable to hire a professional technician to do it for you. The price of servicing this type of system varies and may cost anywhere between $40 and $100 per hour plus the cost of parts which may vary from one model to another.

Price for Garage Door Maintenance

If you want to avoid future issues with your garage door then our advice is to have it regularly maintained by a certified service provider who may inspect track, wheels and other components in addition to lubricating them. This type of maintenance usually costs between $60 and $120 which makes it quite inexpensive compared to repairs that may occur if you do not maintain your garage door on a regular basis.


In conclusion, we would like you to know that the price range for installing or replacing a sectional overhead roller garage door varies from as little as $150 to $2000 or more, depending on the type of door motor you want and its power source. For that reason, it’s best to call at least three professional providers in your area before making a final decision.

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