Simple Vehicle Maintenance Tasks You Can Perform in Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders vehicle maintenance in garageFor many families, a vehicle purchase is a significant financial investment, second only to the family home. Car loans typically last five to seven years; yet, if neglected, the vehicle will not last the entire duration of the payments. Today’s cars have a significant amount of technology onboard, making it more difficult to make repairs without specialized equipment. However, there are some basic maintenance tasks you can perform that will keep your car running efficiently, well past paying the last car note. Here are some simple things you can take care of from your garage or your driveway: Read more

Finding Balance Between Your Laundry Area and Garage Space

Blue Sky Builders garages and laundryWhether you enjoy or detest washing the laundry, the simple fact is that it is a necessity. Clothes need cleaning at a seemingly unstoppable rate. One of the biggest complaints is not about the frequency of the chore, however, but instead about the location of the laundry space. Laundry areas have no set sizing standards, which frequently results in their exclusion from original floor plans. Many builders add in the washer and dryer connections as an afterthought. The most common “out-of-the-way” location is the garage. Laundry is troublesome enough, let alone in the dimly lit and non-climate controlled environment meant for vehicle parking. Here are a few tips for managing a laundry area in your garage: Read more

Keep Unwanted Insects Out of Your Garage with These Tips

keeping flies, ants, mosquitos out of your garageIn the summer months, insects seek the shade, warmth, and food sources generously offered by your house. Garages, in particular, provide plenty of protective hiding spots for these pests to make a home. Prevent unwanted guests such as flies, mosquitoes, ants, and wasps using these tips: Read more

How Your Garage Door Enhances Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Blue Sky Builders garage door curb appealWhen preparing to sell a home, the amount of curb appeal the property has is one of the top focal points that add to the home’s value. Curb appeal is the realty term given to the attractiveness of the exterior of a house, as well as its surroundings. If a home is pleasing to the eye when a prospective buyer pulls into the driveway, it is said to have high curb appeal, which can significantly increase the value of the home. In fact, this factor makes up 70% of the home buying decision, according to many realtors. Some elements cannot be altered, like the house being located directly across from a gas station. However, homeowners can make simple modifications to make potential buyers notice. One of the quickest changes that can add long-lasting value to a home is to upgrade the garage door. Read more

Tips to Create a Summer-Ready Garage

Blue Sky Builders summer garage preparationSummer is officially here. The sun is up, and the temperature is rising, luring everyone out of their homes, a welcome change after being cooped up all winter long. The kids will soon be out of school and searching for some fun in the sun to keep the summer boredom at bay. The temperature is also ideal for plant growth, which means that bugs are beginning to make their way back into our lives. All of these summertime activities often lead to a rise in garage usage. Between the bikes, yard tools, and pesticides, this space can become dangerously crowded if mismanaged. Here are a few solutions to keep using your garage efficiently, even in its busiest months. Read more

Protecting Your Garage During Thunderstorm Season

Blue Sky Builders garage severe weather protectionAs the weather improves after a cold winter, many homeowners are preparing to get the most out of their homes in the spring and summer months. However, the warmer weather brings with it another issue that people should be prepared for: thunderstorms. The heavy rain and hail, strong winds, and lightning that come with these storms can cause damage to a garage, so if you are considering making garage renovations, you should take steps to make sure your garage is protected against severe weather. Read more

Blue Sky Builders Earns 2017 BBB Complaint Free Award

Blue Sky Builders 2017 BBB Complaint Free AwardBlue Sky Builders (BSB) is happy to announce earning the 2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Complaint Free Award. To achieve this award, our Downers Grove garage building company was required to receive zero complaints in 2017. This marks the 6th year that Blue Sky Builders has won this award and is a reflection of the work and customer service that Blue Sky Builders prides itself on since 1979. BBB has also accredited Blue Sky Builders with an A+ rating which deems that BSB has excelled in the factors that the Better Business Bureau considers most important to customers.
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Improving Your Home’s Appeal With Garage Door Windows

Blue Sky Builders decorative garage door windowsThere are many ways for homeowners to use their garage, ranging from simply having a place to park cars, to creating a great spot to socialize, to a wide variety of other different ideas. In the Chicago and DuPage County area, the weather is warming up for the spring, and many people may be considering how to improve their garage’s atmosphere by using garage door windows to bring in more light. By adding these types of windows to a garage door, a homeowner can improve their home’s appearance and make it more inviting. Read more

New Technologies and Special Features for Custom Garages

Blue Sky Builders custom garage features and technologyEveryone deserves a garage that best fits their needs and wants. During this time of the year, you may be starting to consider the types of features you would like to have for your garage. If you just want a place to store your car and other personal items, or if you are planning to use your garage to host social gatherings, you will want to be up to date with the best features that will give your garage a unique feel. Read more

Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Garage Door

Blue Sky Builders garage door style and materialsWe are at the time of the year when it is nearly time to execute our carefully planned home improvement projects. Replacing a garage door may be one of the many tasks to check off that list during the spring and summer. Even though finding the perfect garage door may be very difficult, as there are many styles to choose from, considering the following factors can help you narrow down your options. Read more