How to Improve Your Garage By Adding an Entry Door

Blue Sky Builders garage entry doorMany garages today are utilized differently from how they were in the past; no longer are these structures only used to park cars, hold overflow items, or store lawn equipment and tools. Ranging from a stand-alone unit to an extension of a house, garages today are being converted into living spaces, home offices, and even “man-caves”. Regardless of a garage’s use, the functionality of an entry door can provide a multitude of benefits. If this type of door is not already in place, installing one can provide the following benefits:
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What Smart Locks Are Available for Garage Entry and Side Doors?

Blue Sky Builders garage entry doors smart locksLike seemingly everything else in the world, garage entry doors and their locks are now becoming “smart.” What this means is that new technology is providing better ways to secure your home. One such method is through creating new and better door locks which will connect with your home wifi.

Everyone has had days in which they rush out of the home on the way to work and forget to lock the door. Some have even returned to find that the house has been robbed thanks to their carelessness. New smart technology in indoors and locks can prevent this from happening. Smart locks come with features such as auto-locking, allowing easy access through a smartphone application, and even unlocking the door remotely so that a package can be tucked safely inside. However, there are many smart locks in today’s market. Below we have selected some of the best smart locks on the market to make the decision easier.
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Should I Get a Keyless Lock for My House and/or Garage?

Blue Sky Builders garage keyless lockThe Internet of Things (IoT) is the area where technology and home appliances meet. As we have mentioned in previous blogs, many new wireless features are available with traditional home features, including new kinds of electric garage door openers and mobile apps that allow homeowners to monitor their home while they are away. But one of the newer and more revolutionary areas where home appliances have intersected with IoT is in wireless, or keyless, locks for entry doors. Read more

What’s on Your Home Improvement Wish List?

New Garage PlanningWelcome to the holiday season.  While stores (and radio stations) may have been trying to convince you that the holiday season may have started the day after Halloween, here at Blue Sky Builders, we are the traditionalists who decorate our homes the day after Thanksgiving.  With the kids writing their wish lists to Santa, we would like to ask you, “What’s on your home improvement wish list in 2015?” Read more