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How to Frame for a Garage Door

This requires removal of center post, which is a structural element. So there are the following requirements:

  • This must be done by a licensed general contractor, who we can refer
  • A building permit
  • A beam that is strong enough to support the entire span. This must be spec’d by an engineer.

Prices vary for this type of work based on many factors, including:

  • Siding material (brick vs. vinyl), etc.
  • Foundation situation (center portion of foundation must be removed)
  • Electrical work
  • House setup (eg. is opening on a gable end?)

On 10/5/2021, you can expect to pay the following costs for this job:

  • $3500 to $6000 for the work describe above for prepping the opening
  • The price for a new door, which might be 16′ wide or wider. You can see fully installed pricing for 16′ wide doors here:
    • Larger doors will cost more
    • Odd size charges may apply if door is not a standard width
  • The price for a new garage door opener. Prices for new openers can be found here: