Should I Get a Keyless Lock for My House and/or Garage?

Blue Sky Builders garage keyless lockThe Internet of Things (IoT) is the area where technology and home appliances meet. As we have mentioned in previous blogs, many new wireless features are available with traditional home features, including new kinds of electric garage door openers and mobile apps that allow homeowners to monitor their home while they are away. But one of the newer and more revolutionary areas where home appliances have intersected with IoT is in wireless, or keyless, locks for entry doors. Read more

How to Clean Up Melted Snow in Your Garage

Blue Sky Image (3)As the sun begins to stay in the sky for just a little longer each day, the winter weather slowly starts to fade away in the Chicagoland area. As the snow melts, your garage may become damaged due to the excess water. However, there are a number of tactics you can tackle in order to clean up any messes made in your garage and prevent any damages from happening in the future.  Read more

4 Ways to Evaluate Your Garage Performance this Winter

Blue Sky Image (3)Illinois winters can be rough on your garage. With this season comes freezing temperatures, snowy and wet conditions, and sometimes even high winds. However, there are a number of ways to evaluate the performance of your garage during the winter. Read more

5 Ways to Improve Your Garage Appearance

Blue Sky Image (3)The overall look of your garage is important for a number of reasons. For one, if your garage is well kept and visually appealing, the chances of a potential homebuyer viewing your home is more likely. It is almost necessary to have the appearance of your garage kept up to date and looking presentable if you are planning on selling your home in the near future. Here are just a few ways to help beautify an average garage.

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Pros and Cons of Garage Door Materials

blue-sky-imageWhen the time comes to start building or redesigning your garage, you will be presented with a variety of styles and options. Deciding what will be the best garage materials may be challenging, especially perhaps the most important piece of the building: the garage door. Garage doors are available in several different types of materials, some of which are more well-known than others. There are pros and cons to each material depending on what you want the overall purpose of your garage to be. Read more

Keeping Water Away from Your Garage

WATERGarages are easily susceptible to water damage. They provide many easy points of entry for water from a rain storm or flooding, and are often not as waterproofed as the rest of the house. On top of that, many households do not monitor their garages often, so extensive water damage can occur before the problem is even spotted. Do not let water invade your garage this year. Taking a few simple steps can help you prevent damage to your foundation, garage, and the items within it.
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Garage Pests: Carpenter Ants and Termites

garage pestsTermites and carpenters ants are threats that we do not often think about until it is too late. Homeowners often neglect to check for these devastating pests during the summer months when they are most active and swarming. One of the main places that these pests nest in is a house’s garage. Garages attract carpenter ants and termites because they have wood frames and areas of the wall that are not sealed properly and can provide easy entry. Garages also have higher levels of moisture than other parts of the house which attracts the insects.
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Can You Really Know Someone by Their Entry Door?

Garage Flooring OptionsDid you know that in addition to being your source for custom-built garages for over 35 years, we also provide installation of entry doors with different panel styles, colors, and designs available? Did you also know that your front door can say a lot about a person? Read more