How to Remove Stains From Your Garage Floor

Remove Garage Floor StainsGarage floors take a lot of abuse, and garage floor stains are one result. Dirt, oil and grease are just some of the troublesome items that can leave their mark. The best way to avoid serious staining is with regular cleaning. When that fails, however, it is important to take action as soon as possible to remove the stain. Below are some 8 steps for getting rid of most garage door stains from Jeff Beneke.

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Garage Project Blog – La Grange, IL

Garage Project BlogIts been a busy summer for Blue Sky Builders! For our next project blog we wanted to share a custom garage we recently built.

The recently completed garage was built in La Grange, Illinois. The existing garage was wrecked on 4/12/13 and a brand new garage was built in its place. Below we will share some project details and pictures of the new garage.

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4 Tips For Eliminating Garage Odors

Eliminate Garage OdorsThanks to the A+ Garage Doors blog for these tips.

It sometimes cannot be avoided that our garage will have a certain stink about it. Paint cans, gasoline canisters, tools etc. may be stored in the garage and items like these can leave foul odors behind. The cat box might be out there or it is even where some may store the trash until pick-up day. This does not mean that one should have to suffer with a smelly garage.

Below are 4 tips for eliminating garage odors:

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Organizing Your Garage – Infographic

Organizing Your Garage InforgraphicStudies show that 50% homeowners rate the garage as the most disorganized place in the house. And the U.S. Department of Energy reports that 25% of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in there and 32% park only one.

Does this sound like you? A few simple organization tactics can help you get your cars back into the garage! Below is an infographic from Angie’s List sharing some tips for organizing your garage.

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Build Your Garage Before it Gets Cold!

Get New Garage Before WinterBeat the cold weather by starting the garage planning and building process in August! Tomorrow marks the first day of August, with the first day of Fall approaching quickly: September 22nd.

Get your new garage built well before the first snowfall and sub zero temperatures and treat yourself to a nice warm car that doesn’t have to be scraped off in the morning before work.   You’ll be glad you did. Below are some garage planning tips to help you get started.

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Insulating Your Garage Door

Garage Insulation With the hot summers and frigid winters commonly experienced in the Chicagoland area, insulating your garage is a great option for homeowners.

An insulated garage can help keep you cooler or warmer. It can also help to lower your energy costs! An un-insulated garage door can suck up a lot of the air conditioning and heat from your home, greatly increasing your energy costs. If you have rooms directly beside or above the garage door, you will also have to use more AC or heat to keep them at a livable temperature.

To familiarize yourself with insulation and the process, we will share information from Houselogic on the types of insulation and how to match the insulation to your garage door.

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Garage Project Blog – Oak Park, IL

Garage Project BlogBlue Sky Builders has been building top quality custom garages in the Chicago area since 1979. We have built so many garages, we thought it’d be nice to share some project blogs sharing the details and highlighting some of the work we’ve done.

We recently completed a project in Oak Park, Illinois. The existing garage was wrecked on 3/27/13 and a brand new garage was built in its place. Below we will share project details and some before & after pictures!

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Carport to Garage Conversion Checklist

Carport to Garage Conversion Checklist Are you looking to convert your carport into a garage? While carports can offer a more inexpensive and easy-to-build solution, some opt for garages for complete four-wall protection and storage purposes.

If you would like to convert your carport into a fully enclosed and secure garage, keep in mind you will have abide by more city regulations. Following is a 7-point checklist from Jeff Benke for converting your carport!

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9 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Garage Space

Taking Advantage of Garage Space As the cost of real estate rises, the garage has become valuable extended square footage. And cars are often left outside in favor of a gym, playroom, or craft areas (Garage History).

Your garage can be used for so much more than just parking your car. With that in mind, Garage Door Repair created an infographic sharing creative ways to take advantage of the space in your garage as long as you are in accordance with your local building codes and permits. View the full infographic. See 9 of those ideas below!

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