Northbay Garage Doors can provide a new door to fit your needs and your budget. Whether your old door has become unsafe, or you want to enhance your home's curb appeal and value.

The price of a garage door depends greatly on door size, material, insulation level and window options.  And, on the installation situation.  With hundreds of models and options available, there is no such thing as a "standard" garage door nor a "standard garage door price".  We do list price ranges ($-$$$$$) to help guide you through the selection process.

Information on door material options is provided below.  Please, start by choosing a door material.  Then you can decide on the panel design, level of insulation, windows (or not) and other options.  Basically every door model is available with or without windows.

Steel doors are the most popular choice by far.  They appeal to the majority of people because they tend to be an economical choice.  They require very little maintenance.  They come in a wide variety of panel designs including traditional style or carriage house style, and offer a huge selection of window choices and other options.  In addition, they can be painted after installation.

See list of Steel Doors offered by Northbay Garage Doors

Wooden Doors are generally much more expensive than steel doors.  Yet many people choose them because real wood looks natural and strong as well as elegant.  Painted or stained, real wood doors have more depth than their steel counterparts.  Aside from price, one drawback of wooden garage doors is that they require frequent maintenance to help prevent dry-rot.  They are also prone to sagging and warping. They require heavier hardware, track and springs because they are generally much heavier than doors made of alternate materials (like steel).

See list of Wooden Doors offered by Northbay Garage Doors

Alternative materials like Aluminum, Fiberglass and Vinyl came about as a result of trying to avoid some of the weight and maintenance issues associated with wooden garage doors.  They are typically on the upper end of the price range for a garage door. 

Aluminum framed (glass) doors can have glass panels or aluminum panels.  The frames are thick to provide sturdiness and the glass is heavy, but they never get dry rot.  They provide a contemporary look and maximum light (with glass panels).

Fiberglass is both strong, light weight and durable.  It is not indestructible.  I would not use it as a backstop for pitching practice in the driveway.  But Fiberglass is a great choice for the door that will occasionally get hit by a basketball or suffer other minor abuse.  Expect to pay more for the benefits that Fiberglass provides. 

Vinyl Doors engineered to provide a maintenance free and elegant look that will last a lifetime. These vinyl garage doors won't rust, fade, crack, or dent.  It is the ultimate door for easy-care living.  An excellent choice for homeowners in the coastal regions because of its resistance to salt air and sand.

See list of Alternate Material Doors offered by Northbay Garage Doors


Garage door replacements in the Western region tend to produce a higher value than elsewhere in the U.S. Here are 10 sample Western markets* where an upscale garage door replacement generates a return that actually exceeds the cost of the project. As Remodeling says, these projects "are worth more in resale value than the owner spent to construct them."

  1. San Jose, CA 208,2%
  2. San Francisco 179.5%
  3. Santa Rosa, CA 176.5%
  4. Los Angeles, CA 145.6%
  5. Seattle, WA 141.2%
  6. Portland, OR 130.7%
  7. Honolulu, HI 129.5%
  8. Spokane, WA 123.8%
  9. San Diego, CA 115.8%
  10. Ventura, CA 110.7%

*Published by DASMA 2018 Garage Door ROI (Return On Investment)

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