Garage Door Panels: Add Style To Your Garage Door

Garage Door PanelsGarages doors make up a significant portion of your home’s exterior. Therefore, it is important that the style you choose complements the rest of your home’s exterior. One way to add style or your own personal touch to a garage door are windows and window panels. How else can you add style to your garage door?

Panel design. There are four main standard panel designs to choose from that we will share below. Which will work best for your new garage door?

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Garage Safety: Important Facts and Tips

Garage Safety TipsA garage door is one of the largest moving objects in your home, and is typically used every day. This type of usage and accessibility gives you good reason to keep it in proper working order and more importantly, ensure those using it are safe. Blue Sky Builders is dedicated to providing sustainable and reliable products that last for many years. But we also see our customers’ and their families’ safety as a top priority. Therefore we would like to share the current facts surrounding improper garage safety and some practical tips for how to remain safe as we head into the spring season.

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Free Garage Door Opener Upgrade

LiftMaster Garage Door OpenerBlue Sky Builders, a Chicagoland garage builder, is now offering a free garage door opener upgrade for new garage contracts through June 30, 2014! And not just any door opener, the hugely popular LiftMaster Premium 8360 with MyQ Technology, as seen on the Super Bowl and other advertising!

Celebrating the Blue Sky Builders 35th year anniversary, the free upgrade is available through June 30, 2014 with a new garage contract. The upgrade* includes the LiftMaster Premium 8360 with MyQ Technology with 2 remote controls, internet gateway, and battery backup system (*upgrade from the standard LiftMaster 3255 ½ HP opener).

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Garage Types: How to Choose the Right One

How to Choose the right Garage TypeWhile most people would agree that the interior of a home receives the most attention when it comes to decorating and improvements, there is no doubt that the exterior of a home is what makes the first impression.  Seeing as the garage is the focal point of your exterior masterpiece, it is important that you choose the right type and style. If you are in the process of building a new garage, here are some questions to ask when choosing the right style for your home.

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Painting Your Garage Door: 7 Easy Steps To Follow

Garage PaintPainting your garage door can seem like a daunting task that many homeowners fear.  So many things that have potential to go wrong: Bubbling, warping, running paint are all things that can cause homeowner headaches.  However, by following these 7 Easy Steps to Paint Your Garage Door, you can bring beauty and durability to your garage door’s appearance.

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A Quick Guide to Garage Doors From Angie’s List

Angie's List GarageToday’s garage doors come in a variety of styles and features (included added security). Finding the right garage door for your home, or even maintaining the one you have, can be challenging. Angie’s List provides a quick guide to garage doors including: features of garage doors, types of garage openers, DIY/professional considerations, and maintenance tips.

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Insulating Your Garage Door

Garage Insulation With the hot summers and frigid winters commonly experienced in the Chicagoland area, insulating your garage is a great option for homeowners.

An insulated garage can help keep you cooler or warmer. It can also help to lower your energy costs! An un-insulated garage door can suck up a lot of the air conditioning and heat from your home, greatly increasing your energy costs. If you have rooms directly beside or above the garage door, you will also have to use more AC or heat to keep them at a livable temperature.

To familiarize yourself with insulation and the process, we will share information from Houselogic on the types of insulation and how to match the insulation to your garage door.

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How to Pick The Right Garage Door

Pick the Right Garage Door When choosing the perfect garage door there are a variety of considerations including overhead garage door sizes, panel styles, materials, colors, and window options. From basic stock to custom designs, you have a range of options.

Basic considerations include material, style, and price. Below are some tips for choosing the right garage door from the Bob Vila Blog.

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Garage Door Opener Basics

Garage Door OpenersWhen it comes to garage door openers, there are a lot more options nowadays. In the past standard garage door openers such as chain-driven models, belt-driven models, and screw-driven openers were the only options available to those interested in automating their garage doors. Now, residential jackshaft and direct-drive models have been introduced.

An article from Bob Vila, Garage Door Openers 101, shared details about the different types of garage door openers, including some advantages and disadvantages. We will share more details below.

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