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 Heating Safety Tips

Garage Heating Safety TipsAdding a garage heater can greatly increase the comfort and versatility of your garage. From a new home-office to that woodworking studio you always wanted, implementing a garage heating system opens the door to a world of alternative garage possibilities. Now before you get caught daydreaming of your new space, first consider these important safety tips that are sure to save you a lot of time and aggravation.

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3 Step Garage Safety and Security Assessment

Garage Safety TipsWhen we think of home safety and security, usually complex security systems come to mind, or even flood lighting and motion sensors. We think of making sure the locks to our doors are in good condition and the windows latch properly. What we may not think of immediately, however, is the importance of our garage. The garage houses one of our most expensive possessions: our car. In many cases, however, it also serves as an additional entrance to our home (in the case of attached garages). In these cases particularly, it is incredibly important to give this part of our home a security and safety assessment.

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Choosing The Right Lighting For Your Garage

Garage Lighting Selection and Tips The style, size, and door type are some of the biggest considerations when getting a new garage. Often, lighting is an afterthought. However, lighting is very important for your garage. Proper lighting can increase the safety, usability, and aesthetic appeal of a garage. In an article, Garage Lighting Tips, Wanda Thibodeaux shared three important considerations for choosing the right lighting for your garage: placement, safety, and bulb type.

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Garage Safety: 7 Tips You Need to Know

Garage Safety 7 Tips

Keeping your garage safe is an important task. Clutter, chemicals, tools, and leaving your garage open/unlocked are sure to make your garage an unsafe environment. Though it may seem overwhelming, here are 7 simple tips to make your garage safer:

Keep it Clean: It is common practice to store everything in the garage that doesn’t fit in the house. As a result, garages often suffer from large amounts of clutter and disorganization. Ceiling storage units, for seasonal items, can help to eliminate clutter. On the other hand, hooks and nets are useful to keep everyday items in reach and off the floor. 

Chemical Clutter: Garages often accumulate large hazardous chemical collections including pesticides, antifreeze, paint thinner, and automotive fluids. For safety purposes, put child-resistant caps on all hazardous chemicals. Also, chemicals should be clearly labeled and placed out of reach of children in a locked cabinet.

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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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