A.B.E. Doors & Windows Blog

30 August 2019
Don't Look A Gift Horse...
Don't Look A Gift Horse...

 

We all have our favorite folksy sayings and our general manager Marc is no exception. Recently, we were chatting in the office about getting things for free and Marc hits us with a kernel of wisdom—‘Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.’ At first, I thought that was the end of it, but Marc expanded on his lesson by asking if I knew the origins of that expression.

Well, I decided to break it down. ‘Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’ is a proverb that can be most basically explained as ‘don't question the value of a gift.’ Like most proverbs, it’s a callback to a bygone era. It refers to the practice of evaluating the age of a horse by looking at its teeth. A horse’s teeth grow as they age and looking at its mouth is the simplest way to judge the health and value of it. Not that I’ve ever been given or received a horse, but it seems to me that a young horse would be a better gift than an old one. Examining the gift that someone has just given you can be seen an insult and rightly so. You should always be grateful that someone has given you anything, regardless of its preconceived value.

So, how about sharing your personal favorite saying so that I can teach something to Marc instead?

23 August 2019
5 Benefits of Having a Storm Door
5 Benefits of Having a Storm Door

 

 

Installing a storm door may not be high on your “home improvement” list, but read on to see how this simple addition can enhance your home for years to come.

 

Added Security

Storm doors are typically made from a strong aluminum, providing an added layer of protection to your home. Most doors come with a separate key lock or a bolt & padlock feature. The ability to lock this door when you have your main door open, provides a safeguard for children or pets that may lean on it. Reinforced screens and tempered glass also contribute to the overall security.

 

Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Dept of Energy states that storm doors can reduce energy loss by up to 50%. That translates into an efficient barrier against summer heat and the icy cold blasts of winter air. Drafty homes also benefit from the addition of a storm door by providing an extra layer of insulation.

 

Breeze In/Bugs Out

Who doesn't like to let in the fresh air that first warm spring day? Many doors come with interchangeable screens to allow for ventilation, while keeping the bugs outside where they belong. Some models offer built-in retractable screens, which are handy in case a sudden summer storm comes along.

 

Exterior Door Protection

Your front door is a valuable investment. A storm door provides a layer of protection from the sun, rain and ice. Over the years, you will save money on maintenance costs and prolong the life of the exterior door.

 

Increased Curb Appeal

A welcome addition, storm doors can compliment an already stunning entryway. Today's models offer an array of colors, interesting hardware and beautiful glass panels that match your home's overall ascetics. A desirable selling point for your home, as it also lets in natural light to the entryway and living areas.

 

Our friendly staff is here to answer any questions you may have regarding installing one of these to your home.

15 August 2019
Twenty Point Service Inspection
Twenty Point Service Inspection

 

Now, I’m not the biggest baseball fan, but there’s one old adage that always comes around from the people in my life who do—‘Play the ball before it plays you.’ Apparently, it stems from the way you’re supposed to play a ground ball. Once the ball is in play, it does all sort of unexpected things once it hits the ground. It might keep rolling, it might change directions, or it might slow down in the grass. What it won’t do it is roll right into an outfielder’s glove, therefore ‘play the ball before it plays you.’ It’s pretty catchy and is actually pretty helpful in day to day life.

Take for instance, the things in your life that you use regularly that tend to break from regular use i.e. your shoes, your car, and your garage door. Are your shoes worn out? What do you do—buy new ones? Check engine light on in your car? Take it to a mechanic. The garage door is maintained with a system of pulleys, cables, and springs. Visual inspection can be helpful for the pulleys and cables, but the spring unfortunately breaks from the inside-out. There’s no way to tell that it’s going until it’s gone. However, you could be proactive, not reactive.

Here at A.B.E. Doors and Windows we offer a Twenty Point Service Inspection for a reasonable price. During the inspection our technician will look over the door and make recommendations regarding the service. They will check the mounting pads, adjust the tracks, perform a balance check, and adjust the up and down sensitivity limits as needed. They will tighten all the hardware and components of the door; check for cracks, wearing, and fraying on the components; lubricate all moving parts and test the automatic opener safety features.

Ideally, your garage door should be serviced at least once a year as recommended maintenance. We are currently running a special for our Twenty Point Inspection at $99.95 until September 30, 2019. Call today to arranged to have your door serviced.

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