How Much Does It Cost to Get a Wooden Garage Door Repaired?

Wooden garage doors boast a highly aesthetic appeal for residential and commercial garages alike. 

But as with other features found elsewhere in your property, at some stage your wooden garage door will likely require repair due to damage or general wear and tear. 

Understandably, one of the top questions about getting a wooden garage door repaired relates to the cost of doing so. 

As professional garage door installers here at Kay Garage Doors, we want to break down the price of a wooden garage door repair to help you understand what’s involved.

For our local customers: If you are in search of wooden garage door repairs in Falkirk, please contact us for a tailored quote. 

Is Repairing The Garage Door Worth It? 

Before we jump into how much you’re likely to pay for a wooden garage door, it’s essential to explain the value of a garage door repair or replacement as a service.  

Given that over half of garage owners use their garage as their primary entry point, keeping a wooden garage door in good working order is a priority. When a garage door is damaged or faulty, it may leave your home vulnerable to intruders, and even invalidate your home or car insurance. 

A well-maintained garage door can also make a huge difference for kerb appeal, especially if you are looking to increase the value of your property or attract a quick sale. 

How Much Does A Wooden Garage Door Repair Cost?

Most garage door repair jobs will fall into the region of £100 to £400. However, the average you should expect to pay is between £175 and £225. 

When asking “how much does it cost to repair a wooden garage door?”, you need to consider the materials, labour and VAT.  

However, when compared to the costs (and time) of a full door replacement, it’s not hard to see the logic of repairing the door where you can. 

Signs You Need Wooden Garage Door Repair Or Replacement

Garage doors are only intended to be used for 10,000 cycles before they need a repair or replacement. Therefore, old wooden garage doors may pose hidden security risks especially if they have not been subject to regular servicing or have suffered recent damage. 

On the whole, garage door repairs will be cheaper than garage door replacement. Although, if you find yourself dealing with recurrent issues, then replacing your garage door may work out cheaper in the long run. 

Your garage door needs repairing if: 

  • The door feels imbalance or has the wrong weight distribution
  • It is showing resistance when opening or closing it
  • The damage is found on a single panel rather than the entire structure

Well over 10 million UK homes now have garages. Whether used for their intended purchase or to store things, garage door faults are among the most common issues that require a repair. 

Where possible, arranging the repair for early summer is a great option. That said, if you notice a sudden problem at any time of the year, calling an expert to provide prompt service is advised. Otherwise, you will leave yourself vulnerable to escalating problems.

However, not all damage to a garage door can be fixed. If a wooden garage door is rotting or beyond repair for another reason, it will be necessary to replace it. 

What Impacts The Cost Of Wooden Garage Door Repair?

No two wooden garage door repair jobs are the same. Garage door repair specialists will price your job based on the scope of the job. The following aspects will be factored in when calculating your quote. 

Type of Repair

The cost will depend on the type of repair required. Common repairs include fixing or replacing damaged panels, repairing or replacing the door’s hardware (such as hinges, rollers, tracks), fixing alignment issues, addressing weather damage and treating wood rot.

Extent of Damage

The more extensive the damage, the more it might cost to repair. Minor issues like a loose hinge or a small dent might be less expensive to fix than major structural damage or widespread wood rot.

Labour Costs

Labour costs can vary based on the expertise of the garage door repair professionals. Skilled technicians might charge higher rates, but they will provide more reliable and long-lasting repairs.

Material Costs

The cost of materials will depend on the type of wood used for your garage door and the specific parts that need replacement. Some types of wood might be more expensive to source and repair.


At Kay Garage Doors, our garage door repair service is based on the prices local to the Falkirk area. However, if you are based elsewhere, prices will fluctuate based on the cost of living in your area. 

Additional Services

If the repair involves refinishing or repainting the door after the repair, these additional services can also contribute to the overall cost.

Emergency Repairs

If you require immediate repairs outside of regular business hours, emergency service fees might apply, which can increase the overall cost.

Common Garage Door Faults Or Damage That Require Repair – And How Much You Should Expect To Pay 

Just like your car, wooden garage doors consist of various internal components. Depending on where the damage or fault has occurred within the door, this will impact the complexity of the repair and ultimately the price. 


In many cases, dents are purely cosmetic. So, while they are a common problem, they may not impact too much other than the aesthetic appeal. However, when they start to impact the door’s open and close functions, you must act fast. Dents often cost under £100 to fix because it is just a case of filling in the hole or the chipped part of the panel.

Motor Faults

Garage door motors are responsible for opening and closing the structure. When it can be fixed by replacing a few parts, it shouldn’t take more than 1-2 hours. The majority of assignments will cost between £50-£125, although the motor model and specifics of the job can heavily influence the outcome. In some cases, a replacement will be required. 

Track Repair

If a wood garage door has come off a track, putting it back on shouldn’t take too much time and will cost around £80. However, if more extensive work, such as replacing the track is needed, this could bump the cost up to £150-£250. As well as being a more complex issue, it’ll take more time to complete the work too.

Spring Repair

Torsion springs are required to distribute the weight of the door. When damaged, it is likely that you will be able to replace it without changing the entire torsion system. If this is the case, you can expect to pay £75 for the repair work. More complex issues may creep over the £100 mark, but not by far. Your door will open and close in a far smoother fashion.

The true cost of your garage door repair will depend on the time, materials and complexities. As such, it’s always best to get a full quote before committing to the job. Nonetheless, it’ll save you a lot of money compared to replacing a door completely.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Garage Door?

Research from shows that new wooden garage doors cost an average of £1,750 for a single up and over solution or £2,750 for double doors. The prices can be even higher for premium wooden garage door styles including sliding garage doors or carriage-style doors.

Given that a restoration service can often deliver the same results at a fraction of the cost, the repair route is the first option that people should consider.

After all, wooden garage door repair work is often quicker to complete as new doors do not need to be designed and manufactured. Similarly, the lack of waste material and the need to dispose of an old door can make it an eco-friendly option.

Repairing Wooden Garage Doors FAQs

Have further questions about getting timber garage doors repaired? We’ve answered some of the top queries below. 

If you’re local to us in Falkirk and have anything else to ask, please contact us directly on 01786 474 709. 

How To Repair A Wooden Garage Door

Our approach to repairing your wooden garage door will very much depend on specific damage or faults to the door. Using our professional tools and techniques, we will diagnose the fault and suggest the most appropriate solution. As we work, we will inspect all of the door mechanisms and internal components, ensuring everything operates safely and efficiently. 

Alternatively, where the wood has succumbed to rot or is damaged beyond repair, we can also replace your wooden garage door. 

Can You Just Do A Wood Garage Door Panel Replacement? 

Yes, we may be able to just replace the wooden garage door panel rather than undertake more intensive repairs or even a complete door replacement. Panel-only repairs are more likely if the damage is considered minor, such as where there are scuffs in the paintwork or light dents. In such cases, replacing the panel will help preserve the door’s integrity, while also boosting its aesthetic appeal. 

How Much Are Wooden Garage Doors? 

New wooden garage doors have an average price of between £1,750 and £2,750. The cost of wooden garage doors will also depend on whether you need supply only or installation of the doors. 

Kay Garage Doors – Wooden Garage Door Repair Services In Falkirk 

Based in the Falkirk area of Stirlingshire and in search of ‘wooden garage door repairs near me’?

As a local homeowner or commercial property owner, we know that finding a garage door repair service you can trust is essential. At Kay Garage Doors, we have been carrying out garage door repairs and installations in Falkirk for over three decades.

To get a free quote for a wooden garage door repair or any other service we provide, contact us today on 01786 474 709 or fill out our free quotation form

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