New Garage Door Openers Make Life Easier and More Secure

Blue Sky Builders electric garage door openerIf 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

Signs That Your Garage Door Needs Attention or Replacement

Blue Sky Builders garage door repair replacementGarage doors tend to fall pretty low on the list of home repairs for most homeowners. However, as the largest and perhaps most used entrance to your domicile, it is essential that your garage door is safe as well as functional. Additionally, the garage door makes up a significant amount of your home’s curbside view, making its appearance a contributing factor to your home’s overall market value. The timelines for maintenance, repair, and replacement vary considerably depending on the amount of use a garage door endures, and factors such as severe weather, damage, and a variety of other elements can also affect the need for replacement. Here are a few tips to help you know when it is time to replace your door: Read more

New Gadgets and Apps for Your Garage in 2018

Blue Sky Builders new garage technologySpring is just around the corner, and as the weather warms up in the DuPage County area, many of us are thinking of ideas on how to update and improve our garages for the spring and summer. The availability of inexpensive high-tech gadgets that connect with our smartphones provides a great opportunity to upgrade your garage’s systems, allowing you to get the best use out of your space. Read more

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Garage Enthusiast

Blue Sky Builders Valentine's Day Garage GiftsThis Valentine’s Day, if you are having trouble coming up with a gift for that special someone, you may want to consider an improvement to your garage. Your garage is an important part of your house, and finding the perfect upgrade or addition that helps you make the best use of your space can be a great idea for an unexpected and innovative gift. Read more

Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?

Blue Sky Image (1)The lifetime of a garage door opener is typically around ten years, so if your opener is nearing that age, it may be time to consider replacing it. An aging garage door opener can present a variety of problems, including noisy operation, garage doors that do not completely open or close, improperly functioning safety features, and decreased security.

If you are thinking about replacing your garage door opener, here are a few things you should consider:

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Sheds to Showrooms: The Evolution of the Garage

Blue Sky Image (1)Since the invention of the automobile, garages have slowly evolved from humble, barn-like storage areas into what many people believe to be the most important room in the home. How did we get to this point? Well, it’s funny you should ask that because the evolution of the garage is exactly what we will be discussing in this blog. We will be taking a look at the early days of the garage, the development of the garage, and the modern garage and all of its amenities. Follow along as we take you on a trip back in time and examine the development of garages through the years.

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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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