Climate Can Affect Your Type of Garage

Blue Sky Image (3)Weather conditions can play a role in the material that you decide to build your garage with. For example, if you live in a tropical climate, such as Florida, the weather is typically on warm. However, it is damp because of the amount of rain and humidity that is produced annually. Knowing that you live in these conditions, it is beneficial to take precautionary steps by protecting your garage with a steel door in case of intense storms. There are a variety of options in which you can decide to build your garage with depending on your city’s temperature and climate. Read more

A Look Back at Blue Sky Builder’s Best Garage Blogs

best garage blogsWow, time sure flies when you are having fun! We have been so busy working on garages all over the Chicago area, we barely noticed 2016 is already halfway over. Summer is a great time to get started on your next garage project, and the team of knowledgeable garage specialists at Blue Sky Builders is here to help. We have been building quality custom garages in Illinois since 1979 and also offer a wide variety of other garage help like repairs and window and door installation.
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June: National Garage Door Safety Month

Garage Door Safety Month - June June is only a couple of days away and June is national garage door safety month! While garage door safety is important all year round, make this an opportunity to make sure everything is operating safely because more time is often spent in the garage in the summer months.

June is the perfect time to pay a little more attention to your garage door and opener since a garage often becomes the hub of activity for many families,” notes Paul Accardo of LiftMaster.

In preparation for garage door safety month, below you will find 10 safety and security tips and a garage safety video.

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The History of the Garage

History of the GarageThere are over 82 million homes with a garage in the United States! Garages have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the 1920s. New innovations and technologies have shaped the modern-day garage, an integral part of all homes. Below is an interesting infographic from IFA Insurance Company detailing the history of the garage!

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Is Your Garage Ready For Summer?

Garage Ready for SummerGarage sales, barbecues, parties. Activity in the garage increases exponentially during the summer months. It is important to prepare your garage in advance for the coming months. 

The Chamberlain Group, a residential and commercial access solutions manufacturer of LiftMaster garage door openers offers these tips to get your garage in gear for summer:

  • Summer means increased traffic through your garage. Therefore, perform a periodic safety inspection of your garage door. This is especially important for those garage doors equipped with automatic openers.
  • Test your garage door opener’s safety reverse mechanism monthly. How? Use a piece of wood and place it in the path of the door. Next, close the garage door. The door should automatically reverse and return to the open position. If not, the door needs to be adjusted in order to be safe. Read more

National Garage Door Safety Month: Is Your Door Safe?

National Garage Door Safety MonthThank you to our friends at LiftMaster® for this article.

It’s National Garage Door Safety Month! Make sure you take some time to check out your garage door and make sure it is safe.

Over the years, we have seen the American home evolve, and now more than ever – the American Garage! Aside from the look, the garage has evolved into being a home entranceway. In fact, more than 70 percent of homeowners enter and leave their home through the garage door, relying on it as their new front door.    

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