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Old 02-03-2010, 05:51 PM   #16
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Wow, what a huge difference between what I was quoted on the phone and what the guy from Company A quoted me this morning at the house. Same price for the openers, $440 each for 1/2 HP belt drive openers plus $75 for 1 keypad. Here is what I was quoted on doors...

2 Raynor Centura, foam injected, R18, 24/24 gauge steel, 2" thick doors: $2,136
2 Raynor Relante, foam injected, R-13, 24/24 gauge steel, 1 3/8 thick doors: $1,896
2 CHI 2216, foam injected, R-14, 26/27 gauge steel, 2" thick doors: $1,646
2 CHI 2285, placed in foam, R-8 26/27 gauge steel, 2" thick doors: $1,540

The prices include: take down old door, track, springs, hardware and haul away. Installation of new doors, tracks, springs, hardware and openers. The lady quoted me $1,566 for 2 8x7 middle of the road Raynor steel, insulation, steel R-15 doors yesterday. Forget about Company A. They seemed way over-priced. I have an appointment with Company B tomorrow evening. They do Amarr doors and LiftMaster openers.

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Old 02-03-2010, 06:08 PM   #17
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Just my 2 here.....

On a single wide door you don't need a 1/2 HP opener. 1/4 HP is fine especially if it's a new door. Either way, a DIY 1/2 HP is $135 at Lowes. Chain drive Vs belt... Unless you have bedrooms over the garage it does not matter. Chains tend to be louder. They both have the same durability.

For what it takes to DIY a new door I'd keep shopping for a sale. Either that or have 2 doors installed and then do the openers yourself.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:58 PM   #18
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Company B came out this evening. Same prices as I was quoted over the phone.

2 Ammar Stratford 3000, R-6.5, polystyrene insulation, 27/27 gauge steel, 1 3/8" thick doors $700 each
2 Ammar Heritage 3000, R-9, polystyrene insulation, 24/27 gauge steel, 2" thick doors $775 each

2 LiftMaster 3820 1/2 HP belt drive openers $350 each.

That's more in the price range, low $2000s. Is it worth the extra $75 per door for the Ammar Heritage 3000?
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:09 PM   #19
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Any more feedback?

I am leaning towards Company B...2 Ammar Heritage 3000, R-9, polystyrene insulation, 24/27 gauge steel, 2" thick doors $775 each and 2 LiftMaster 3820 1/2 HP belt drive openers $350 each. These doors seek like a nice, lower to middle range door. Maybe I'll tell the guy that I am ready to pull the trigger and see if he will knock something off the price.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:34 PM   #20
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Sounds good Adam,
Let us know how you make out.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:52 PM   #21
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The gear for your opener is less than $10 shipped on fleabay, if your handy its an easy swap out. I am guessing the wooden doors maybe slightly out of alignment and or waterlogged and overly heavy which causes the gear to strip out. I have older wooden doors and have replaced 2 gears in the last 18 years. If you have witnessed grinding and slipping then its my bet the gear is only thing wrong with the unit.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:13 AM   #22
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I am definitely going to replace the doors. New doors will look sweet, plus I will have insulated doors. I've considered having the openers repaired, but when I factor in the price of the openers with the doors plus the rebate for the doors, it's not a bad deal overall. Does that make sense
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:04 PM   #23
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Doors and openers installed today. It took 2 guys about 3 hours to do everything. I went with the goods that I stated in post #19. Wow, what a world of a difference! Nice looking doors and super smooth operating openers. Thanks everyone for the great feedback.

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