Different Styles of Garages

Blue Sky Builders garage style hip garage gable garageA garage can have many purposes. Whether you are hosting the ideal social gathering, using your space as a game room, storing household items, or simply parking your car at night, you want your garage to look its absolute best. As the spring weather arrives in the Chicago and DuPage County area, you may be planning to renovate or rebuild your garage. There are several different styles of garage, and choosing the style that works best for you is one of the key decisions in creating a great-looking garage that meets your needs. Read more

Custom Garage Feature: Dormers

dormerDormers are an excellent upgrade to a new or existing garage. Built on the roof of your garage, dormers sit and allow light to enter the structure. This is helpful for garages that are not set up with electricity, and for garages that have lofts or extra living areas above them. A loft above your garage can be a great way to add additional storage place to your home, or to add extra livable square footage in the form of a guest apartment, office, or playroom. Dormers allow wonderful natural light into the space, helping you save on utility bills, and also provide the space above your garage with a nice view.
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Which Garage Style Should You Choose?

garage stylesBuilding a new garage or remodeling your preexisting structure can boost your property value and provide your home with some additional curb appeal . As winter finally comes to an end, many homeowners are pursuing their dreams of a perfect garage. With the wide variety of different styles available, there is no better time to check out a new garage, but choosing which style to go with can be challenging. When deciding what type of garage to build, there are a variety of factors to consider. Should you choose a tried a true gable or hip style garage, or unleash your creative side and pursue a custom garage? The possibilities may seem endless, but the specialists at Blue Sky Builders are here to help.
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3 Types of Garage Roofs To Choose From

Garage RoofsGarages attached to homes often share the home’s roof. When garages are detached from the home, the roofs come in a few major types that blend well with the home and with other buildings nearby. Aside from the aesthetic consideration, choose the type of garage roof based on how you will use it and what types of vehicles you want to get inside.

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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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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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Types of Garages: Gable Garages

Garage Types: Gable Garage In our three-part garage type series we will be focusing on the different types of garages that are available, details on each type, and real pictures of garages we have built. This post will focus on Gable Garages.

Gable garages are one of the most common types of garage. This simple, yet practical style of garage offers numerous possibilities.

What is a gable garage? With two sloping sides that come together at a ridge, gable garages are built to match the gables on the house. The triangular gable faces the front. Below we will share some advantages of gable garages, pictures of gable garages we have built in the Chicago area, and some information on reverse gable garages.

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