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Top Garage Door Opener Questions

With your home’s garage door as the primary entrance you use every day to leave and enter your house, you’ve likely experienced that stressful and inconvenient moment when your garage door suddenly won’t open or close — leaving you stuck inside of your garage wondering how to get out or stranded outside in the driveway. When your garage door opener is malfunctioning, there are several potential causes you can explore that can either quickly and easily be fixed or will need attention from a professional to ensure safe and complete repairs. When you use garage door every day to go to work or run errands, you’re likely operating your garage door at least 1,500 times per year. With such frequent use, it’s probable that parts or settings on your garage door and opener will have occas... Read more

Garage Door Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing a new garage door involves a lot of decision making and understanding the basic operations of garage doors, which for many homeowners can be overwhelming and unnecessarily complicated. Learn the answers to all of your garage door maintenance, repair, style, material and opener questions and more with AE Door & Window’s garage door FAQ section.

How Much Do Garage Doors Cost?

The cost of a new garage door largely depends on the size, material construction, customization features, added insulation and strength of the ideal door needed for your home. At AE Door & Window, our design specialists can work closely with you to select and install a new, attractive Clopay door that will best fit your needs and budget.

What Types of Garage... Read more

Repair or Replace Your Home Window

Windows are among the most important yet vulnerable features of a residential property. When problems arise with a set of windows, it is crucial to pinpoint the source of the problem and determine whether repair or replacement work will be the best option.

Determining the Problem

As you begin to notice issues such as wind drafts, leaks and a loss of ins... Read more

How Your Garage Door Adds Curb Appeal

Most homes have flimsy, uninspirational aluminum garage doors designed to easily fade into the background, not adding style or visual interest. But with the right type of garage door, you can add curb appeal, overall home value and improve daily efficiency. Replacing your home’s garage door also yields one of the highest home returns on investment — with most homes averaging over 85%. Whether your home is more traditional, contemporary or a style all its own, there are ways to improve your garage door and let it stand out. Begin adding curb appeal for your garage door by starting with:
  • Creating visual interest by including stylish elements like windows, relief patterns, vertical sightlines or barndoor style cross beams. Also, choose a standout material like wood, steel o... Read more

Avoiding Costly Garage Door Repairs

For most homeowners, the garage is the most used entry into the house — experts estimate the garage door is used over 1,000 times per year. Being an important access point into the home, it's essential to keep the garage door in proper working order to avoid burglaries or breakages that could leave you stranded inside or outside of the house. Not only are these occurrences inconvenient, but they also lead to costly emergency repairs. To avoid these expensive and time-consuming problems, it’s best to keep your garage door properly maintained.

Avoiding Garage Door Repairs

The best defense against garage door repairs is for homeowners to perform regular garage door checks. Between regular maintenance checks ... Read more

Purchasing Your First Garage Door

Garage doors come in a variety of styles and materials. If you're wondering what to know when buying a garage door, this garage door buying guide has answers. To start, you'll need to take the style, age and location of your house into account. Then, you'll need to ask yourself some questions about what you're looking for in a new garage door. The following tips for buying a garage door are designed to help you answer those questions.

What Are the Reasons to Buy a New Garage Door?

When buying a garage door for the first time, you need to consider the purpose of your investment. Are you replacing the current door out of necessity, or do you just want a fancier door than the one you have now? In the former case, you should consider the reasons the current door needs to be re... Read more

Tips For Improving Garage Door Security

Like your front door, your garage door is an entry point into your home. It’s important to know how to secure your garage door, not just for the purpose of protecting your garage from theft and safeguarding your vehicles, but also to prevent thieves from entering your home through the garage.   Luckily, there are many ways to go about protecting your garage from break-ins. Here are three useful tips for securing your garage door.

1.Block The Release Lever

One way thieves can break into your garage is by pulling the emergency release lever. Although this lever is inside your garage, thieves know where it is located. They straighten a coat hanger with the hook at the far end and snake it through your door where the weather-stripping meets the top of the door. They can t... Read more

Garage Door Insulation: Does It Really Matter?

To some people, garage door insulation may seem like an obvious choice, while others may wonder if there are any garage door insulation benefits at all. When compared to other garage door decisions, like how often you should replace your torsion springs or how much horsepower you need for your garage door opener, insulation may not seem to be that important. However, garage door insulation has many benefits.

Why Insulate Your Garage Door?

So why insulate your garage door? While it’s not as critical to insulate your garage door as it is for your windows or other parts of your home, quite a bit of heat can escape or enter your home through your garage. You could insul... Read more

Cleaning Dirt and Debris From Your Garage Door

If you’ve ever had someone perform professional maintenance on your garage door, you’ll notice cleaning your garage door of dirt and debris is part of the process. Why is cleaning around your garage door so important, and what is the best approach to cleaning your garage door?

Why You Need to Clean Dirt and Debris From Your Garage Door

The most obvious reason for cleaning your garage door is its appearance. Just as you wouldn’t let the rest of your home’s exterior collect dirt and get dingy and dusty, you want your garage door to look clean, as well. It can be even more challenging to keep a garage door clean, however, since you’re kicking up dirt and debris around it much more often than other parts of the exterior of your home. When it comes to cleaning ... Read more

Energy-Efficient Windows

With the growth of today’s drive for greener construction and greener living, you may have heard people talk about energy-efficient replacement windows. You might be wondering, “Should I get an energy-efficient window?” or “What can energy-efficient windows do for me?” If you’re debating taking the leap to energy-efficient windows, here’s everything you need to know.

What Is an Energy-Efficient Window?

An energy-efficient window is specifically designed to resist heat-transfer. While a window with an insulated frame is much more energy-efficient than one without insulation, energy-efficient windows also typically have low-E coated glass. Low-E is a coating designed to reduce solar heat gain, so light gets into your home through your window without allowing... Read more

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