A.B.E. Doors & Windows Blog

05 April 2022
Window Safety Week
Window Safety Week

 As we prepare our homes for the warmer months ahead, it’s a good time to make sure your windows, and the area surrounding them are safe for children (and certain curious pets) of all ages. Here are some tips to get you started.

 

 

  • If you are letting the fresh air in, open the window from the top, not the bottom if possible. Always lock your windows when not in use.

 

  • Take a look at the furniture you have near your windows. If it can be climbed on to access a window, you may want to consider rearranging it so it is not a temptation to small children.

 

  • Utilize window stops, especially on any second story windows, to prevent them from opening too far. If you don’t have built in stops, many hardware stores carry kits that allow you to install your own.

 

  • In an emergency, you should be able to open any window in your home. Take some time to check every window, and correct any issues that prevent it from opening.

 

  • If a window is a part of an escape route plan, make sure it is clear from clutter, both in the room, and outside in your yard. If your home has a second story window you are utilizing, make sure you have a sturdy ladder for people to climb down. You may even want to do a mock escape trial so family members know the plan.

 

  • Never rely on a window screen to hold the weight of a child pressing on it.

 

  • Be proactive about window safety. Educate small children about the potential dangers and always monitor kids playing in an area with open windows.

 

If you have a window you feel has become unsafe, please reach out to our team for a free replacement quote.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01 April 2022
Congratulations Dylan!
Congratulations Dylan!

 

Life is given meaning by celebrating little victories and we have another success story here at A.B.E. Doors & Windows. Our general manager’s son, Dylan, just received his second-degree black belt in karate.

Dylan has been practicing martial arts since he was six years old. At thirteen, he has spent the past three years training to advance from first- to second-degree and that day has finally come. In order to prove his skillset, Dylan had to present all his previous forms to a panel of judges. Following that, he had to break four boards with four different techniques and demonstrate his talents with a staff. In the final phase, he had to endure ten one-minute rounds of sparring with opponents of varying experience, from beginner students to sensei.

But the way of the Peaceful Warrior is about using your mind as much as your body. Dylan had to explain to an audience what being a black belt meant to him. He showed maturity far beyond his years when he considered this question and revealed that it was difficult for him to answer. Martial arts has been an integral part of his life for seven years now and he’s grown up with these teachings in mind.

Now that he has surpassed expectations and earned his second-degree black belt, Dylan will begin the process of becoming an instructor and role model for the younger students of Lehigh Valley Martial Arts. He will continue to walk the path with the Seven Signs of Respect in mind. We at A.B.E. Doors & Windows look forward to seeing him reach his third-degree.

Congratulations Dylan!

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