23 May 2016
How To Keep Your Garage Cool This Summer
How to Keep Your Garage Cool This Summer

 

The summer months are upon us and warmer weather can’t come soon enough with all the rain we’ve had lately. We’re ready for some outdoor fun in the sun! Along with the sun comes heat, especially in the garage, that can sometimes feel like a sauna! Here are a few tips to battle the heat and save you money!

  1. Proper weather stripping is key. This will help in summer and winter. Make sure you seal the garage around the door frame and any windows wherever the outdoor elements can find their way in.
  2. Landscaping. You can provide a natural coolant for your garage by strategically placing your landscaping in the right places. Placing a tree or two in perfect location can make all the difference.
  3. Fresh paint. Unless you’re considering a new door, freshen up your existing door with some fresh paint in lighter color tones. Dark colors attract the heat into your garage and keep it trapped in most of the day. Consider painting both sides of the garage door in lighter tones.
  4. Ventilation. There are several different options for ventilation. You can install wall or ceiling vents so the heat has a place to escape. Portable fans can work facing out a window or door. If you have vaulted ceilings, installing ceiling fans will help keep the garage cooler.
  5. Insulation works great. There are several ways to use insulation as a barrier from the summer heat, as well as the winter cold. Insulation can be installed in the ceilings and walls. Another great way to use insulation is with panels. Insulation panels can be used on metal doors to keep a moderate temperature year round. If it’s within the budget, installing an insulated garage door could be the best alternative.

As you can see, there are several options to choose from, some you may be able to handle on your own or choose to hire a professional. Whatever path you choose, now would be the perfect time to get started while the temperatures are still desirable. Taking action now will allow you to enjoy the summer and be able to use garage and the additional space it offers for other activities than just parking your car. Stay cool!

03 April 2016
National Window Safety Week
April 3-9, 2016

The goal of National Window Safety Week on April 3-9, 2016 is to help families realize the importance of windows as an escape route in an emergency and to learn to protect against accidental falls. Take some time this week to go through the window safety checklist. If you find you are in need of replacement windows, call A.B.E. Doors & Windows at (610) 398-2430.

29 March 2016
Visit Us at LVBA Spring Home Show at Stabler!
April 1-3, 2016

On April 1-3, 2016, visit A.B.E. Doors & Windows booth at the LVBA Spring Home Show at Stabler Arena (124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015).  

Friday, April 1 5 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, April 2 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, April 3 11 am - 4 pm
10 March 2016
Garage Door Spring Check Up

With Spring just around the corner, you should take a few minutes to go through our garage door spring check up to ensure that your garage door works properly throughout the season.

Garage Door Spring Check Up


If your maintenance checkup reveals anything that needs attention or you want to consider replacing your old garage door or garage door opener, call A.B.E. Doors & Windows at (610) 398-2430. Our expert garage door technicians are available 24/7 to help get your garage door working as quickly as possible.

01 December 2015
Is it time to replace your windows?

Window Replacement offers a way to reduce heating costs while improving energy efficiency that is actually fun - by allowing consumers to re-make their homes while

saving on long-term monthly costs.  A.B.E. Doors & Windows provides numerous Window Replacement options and our friendly staff would love to discuss any specific questions you may have.  In the interim, we've gathered a few “fun facts” and “window trivia” to help you imagine your new, energy-efficient, home...