The Future Is Here: Amazing Garage Technology

TECHSmart 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.
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Safety Tips For National Garage Door Safety Month

Garage Safety TipsMore 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.

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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 Door Safety: LiftMaster Introduces Don’t Chance It, Check It

Garage Door Opener SafetyAs builders of custom garages and proponents of garage safety; our team at Blue Sky Builders would like to inform you of a recent campaign by LiftMaster Garage Doors called “Don’t Chance It, Check It.” As LiftMaster Door Openers are the primary choice of Blue Sky Builders, we believe that this information will benefit you and your family.

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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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