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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How to Pick The Right Garage Door

Pick the Right Garage Door When choosing the perfect garage door there are a variety of considerations including overhead garage door sizes, panel styles, materials, colors, and window options. From basic stock to custom designs, you have a range of options.

Basic considerations include material, style, and price. Below are some tips for choosing the right garage door from the Bob Vila Blog.

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3 Awesome Garage Makeovers – Before & After

Garage MakeoverWhat does your dream garage look like? Garages can be more than just a place to park your car. In fact, they can serve as an expansion of your house! Garages across the country are being made over, anything from utilizing neat storage ideas to having a personal gym in the garage!

Below are 3 before and after pictures of extraordinary garage makeovers from the Garage Mahal team of the DIY Network.

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June: National Garage Door Safety Month

Garage Door Safety Month - June June is only a couple of days away and June is national garage door safety month! While garage door safety is important all year round, make this an opportunity to make sure everything is operating safely because more time is often spent in the garage in the summer months.

June is the perfect time to pay a little more attention to your garage door and opener since a garage often becomes the hub of activity for many families,” notes Paul Accardo of LiftMaster.

In preparation for garage door safety month, below you will find 10 safety and security tips and a garage safety video.

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The History of the Garage

History of the GarageThere are over 82 million homes with a garage in the United States! Garages have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the 1920s. New innovations and technologies have shaped the modern-day garage, an integral part of all homes. Below is an interesting infographic from IFA Insurance Company detailing the history of the garage!

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