How to “Winterize” Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders preparing your garage for winterWinter is coming, and now is the perfect time to get ready for the cold months. In the Chicago area and DuPage County, the weather can abruptly change, and temperatures can vary wildly from day to day. Because of these frequent changes, anything can happen in your garage during the winter months. Here are some ways to prepare your garage for winter so that it will still be in working order by spring: Read more

Garage Repair Vs. Garage Renovation: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

Blue Sky Builders garage repair or renovationIt is almost the end of the year, and most of us are making huge plans for the holidays. What many of us have not considered is how we should go about making garage repairs for the upcoming season. There are many factors which can determine whether you may need some quick repairs on your garage, or if you need complete renovations. Weather, which can change abruptly in the Chicago area and DuPage County, can be a factor in that determination, as well as changing storage needs, and the addition of new drivers to the household. Read more

Sharing Thanksgiving Kindness Out of Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders Thanksgiving Garage SaleToday is November 1st, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Families throughout the Chicago area and DuPage County are planning their get-togethers with extended family, and Thanksgiving meals are being planned. Even though most families have some plans on Thursday, November 23rd, there are some people who cannot afford a Thanksgiving dinner. For many years, communities and organizations have come together to help those in need have a better Thanksgiving experience. These groups raise money to provide Thanksgiving meals, as well as shelter and meals for the future. In order to raise money for Thanksgiving dinners for those in need, some families have even gone above and beyond to convert their garage into a charity event. Read more

How to Get Opossums Out of Your Garage Before Winter

Blue Sky Builders tips for keeping opossums away from your garageTo some people, opossums can be among the cutest creatures in the whole world. To others, an opossum’s long face is enough to scare them away. No matter what you may think of opossums, they can wreak havoc on your garage, especially in the winter. To have peace of mind during this bitter cold season in the Chicago area and the DuPage County suburbs, it is best to follow some precautions so that you do not have to deal with the challenges that come with harboring furry creatures in your garage. Read more

Your Garage Checklist for Autumn

Blue Sky Builders garage checklist for fallThe fall is a wonderful time of the year, where the pumpkins are fully grown, the leaves are changing to beautiful colors, and we are making way for winter to arrive. In the Chicago area and the DuPage County suburbs, the weather will change very abruptly, from warm weather and sun, to cooler weather and a breeze, to overcast skies and rain, to cold days and snow. You will be preparing for the holidays soon enough, but it is a good idea to clean your house before the weather quickly changes. To have peace of mind for your garage during the cold season, you should ask yourself the following questions: Read more

Creative Ideas for Decorating Your Garage for Halloween

Blue Sky Builders Garage Halloween DecorationsWe are at that time of the year where the leaves are changing color, and pumpkin spice beverages are in season. Children are trying to decide what costume they are going to wear while trick-or-treating, and you are probably trying to decide how to decorate your house for Halloween. The possibilities for this spooky holiday are endless, and the good news is, you can go above and beyond in your creativity. There are many ways to convert your garage into a realistic graveyard, a spooky witch’s lair, or just decorate for a Halloween party. Below are a few ideas on how to turn your garage into the best haunted place ever: Read more

How to Know When Your Garage Needs a New Roof

Blue Sky Builders new garage roofIn the Chicago area and the DuPage County suburbs, the weather changes frequently and, at times, dramatically, from nice sunny days, to severe thunderstorms, to snow blizzards and polar vortexes. These sudden changes in the weather can be the source of problems with your garage’s roof. The age of your roof can also cause issues, such as curling and buckling of shingles. To have a better idea of when to replace your roof, here are some questions to ask: Read more

Comparing Different Types of Driveway Pavement

Blue Sky Builders Choosing Driveway Pavement MaterialsWhen work needs to be done on the exterior of your garage, including your driveway, you may find yourself having a hard time trying to decide what type of pavement to invest in. Cost, durability, and décor are factors that are considered when making this important decision. One size does not fit all; not everyone will want to spend so much money on pavers, and many others will not want their driveway to look simplistic with basic asphalt. All three types of pavement described below are good for driveways, but the perfect selection depends on several different factors and your own personal preferences. Read more

How to Keep Skunks Away from Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders Protecting Your Garage From SkunksFall is one of the most wonderful times of the year, where the leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler, and pumpkin spice flavored beverages are becoming more popular. This is a great time for everyone, but there is one small problem: that annoying animal that can leave an unwanted odor in your garage around this time of year. If you spot a skunk near your house, you will want to do anything you can to keep it from leaving an odor in your garage. If you are experiencing such a problem, here are a few tips on how to keep these annoying creatures away: Read more

Using a Car Cover to Protect Your Car Inside and Outside Your Garage

blue-sky-imageFor some people, their car is like their baby, something to be treasured and shown off, but also taken care of meticulously. Whether you keep your car inside your garage, in your driveway, or elsewhere, one of the best ways to protect it from the elements and keep it looking shiny and new is to use a car cover. Read more