Garage Floors: How to Restore from Winter Damage

Garage SnowSpring is here! Time to plant flowers, enjoy the fresh air, and rid your garage of those ugly salt stains! As you’ve watched the snow accumulate outside for the past few months, the salt and chemicals from the roads have been accumulating in your garage.  Now the time has come to take inventory of any harmful salt stains that need to be removed and damaging cracks that need repair.

In order to effectively clean and repair your concrete, it is important to first understand what causes this winter damage. From there you can successfully stop the damage from progressing.

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Garage Types: How to Choose the Right One

How to Choose the right Garage TypeWhile most people would agree that the interior of a home receives the most attention when it comes to decorating and improvements, there is no doubt that the exterior of a home is what makes the first impression.  Seeing as the garage is the focal point of your exterior masterpiece, it is important that you choose the right type and style. If you are in the process of building a new garage, here are some questions to ask when choosing the right style for your home.

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How to Clean Your Garage: Tips on Spring-Cleaning

Garage Spring Cleaning TipsWith spring just around the corner—spring is just around the corner isn’t it?—it’s never too early to start thinking about how to spruce up the cluttered abyss that has become your garage. Sometime during those long, dark months of relentless cold your garage became buried, not just under the vast accumulation of snow but under your junk.  And so it is time for a fresh start! It is time to clear away the salt stains and make way for those long anticipated gardening supplies and lawnmower. Here are some tips to help you get started:

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Garage Door Makeover: Transformation Tips

Garage MakeoverWhen designing a garage door, it is important to select one that is appropriately styled to compliment the rest of your home. This is particularly important when an attached garage faces forward, making it a central aspect of your home’s curb appeal.  Also, with the increasing trend of the three-car garage, the garage door now potentially covers a significant portion of a house’s front landscape. Feeling the pressure? Don’t be! A quick garage door makeover is easy for any style house. You will find that attractive, compatible look in no time! To get those creative juices flowing, check out some of these gorgeous garage door makeovers!

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Motor Mansions: Ultimate Celebrity Garages

Celebrity GaragesAnyone can buy a fleet of Porsches or caravan of Ferraris—okay well maybe not anyone—but its takes a real “big time” celebrity to construct a garage more expensive and fancier than most people’s houses. Check out some of these mind-blowing garages of celebrities with a serious need for speed and style. Try to guess which celeb owns each automotive palace—the answers are at the end but no cheating!

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Garage Project Blog – Westmont, IL

Garage Project BlogBlue Sky Builders is off to a great start in 2014 and as we continue to grow we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past successes that have made our future look so great! For our next project blog we wanted to share a garage we built just a few of months ago.

The completed garage was built in Westmont, Illinois. The owner’s existing garage was pretty old and in need of some updating. The project took just three short months and was completed in November 2013. Below we will share some project details and pictures of the new garage.

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Garage Makeover: Alternative Uses For Your Garage

Garage MakeoverEverything that is not wanted in the house but too heavy to put in the attic is banished to the stockpile accumulating in the garage. Before you know it, every inch of space in your garage has been consumed by items that will be needed “one day”. But until that day all potential usage of the garage is eliminated—even the car has been pushed out onto the driveway. For some households, the family car relocating outside the house may be inevitable, but that does not justify the conversion of potential living space into an ever-growing dumping ground. Even if you are one of the few not feeling cramped in your home, this extra space can make life easier and add a new depth to the value of your home.

Need help brainstorming? Check out these great ideas!

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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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Celebrating 35 Years Building Garages In The Chicagoland Area

Blue Sky Builders 35th AnniversaryBlue Sky Builders is proud to announce our 35th anniversary! We have been building garages in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs since 1979.

From our humble beginnings in our homes to our first office location in Westmont on Naperville Road, we are thankful to our customers who allowed us to do what we love and grow our business into our current Downer’s Grove location.

Below we will share a little bit of history of our company and how things have changed over the last 35 years.

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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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