If you think the only way to open your garage door is to manually press buttons mounted on a garage wall or on a remote clipped to your car visor, think again. Even the exterior keypad with a 4-digit security code, which was once the height of convenience, has become outmoded. Check out the latest features in “smart” electric garage door openers: Read more
Smart home technology is a rapidly growing industry in America. Over the past few years, many new products have been released that make controlling a home as easy as clicking a button. Using apps on smartphones and tablets, people can control almost everything within their homes; turn lights on and off, monitor their thermostats, lock doors and windows, and control music, just to name a few possibilities. Beds are now controllable with an app. Crock pots can be controlled from work. While smart home tech is still a relatively new industry, it is safe to say that American homes will continue becoming more futuristic. One of the most recent areas smart home technology has expanded into is garages. Make your garage the talk of the block by using some of these amazing new technologies.
Does anyone remember when you had to open a garage door by hand? Invented in 1926 and popularized right here in Chicago after World War II, the electric garage door opener has been making the lives of homeowners easier ever since. Read more
When your garage door opener suddenly stops operating properly, the explanation and solution are usually pretty easy to deal with. Here are the most common problems, along with the most likely repairs for each. For adjustments and repairs that aren’t self-evident, check the owner’s manual or contact a professional.
What home improvement project can get you the most “bang for your buck”?
Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Survey found that Garage Door Replacement ranks as the #1 home improvement project for return on investment in the East North Central region (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin).
More than 70% of homeowners enter and exit their home through the garage door, relying on it as the new front door. And warm weather brings even more traffic in the garage.
Since it is now National Garage Door Safety month we thought we would share a “door to floor” garage door safety checklist. While garage door safety is important all year round, make this an opportunity to complete an inspection.
When choosing the right garage door for your home, it is important to keep three things in mind when making your decision: quiet operation, power, and drive type.
Below we will outline a little more information about each of these garage door considerations.
A 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.
Blue 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).