Garage Project Blog – Lombard, IL

Garage Project BlogIts has been a busy year for Blue Sky Builders! For our next project blog we wanted to share a garage conversion we completed earlier this year.

The completed garage was built in Lombard, Illinois. The project took approximately one month and was completed in January 2013. Below we will share some project details and pictures of the new garage.

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Aligning Your Garage Door

Aligning Garage DoorSource: Sanford & Son Overhead Doors

The most common garage door problem people have is with their safety sensors. They are located near the bottom of the track of the garage door near the floor. Generally, but not always, when the door opens but won’t close it tends to be a safety sensor alignment issue. Usually the light bulbs will flash on the garage door opener unit to alert you to the fact that it is a safety sensor or photo eye problem.

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Attached vs. Detached Garages

Detached vs Attached GaragesMany homeowners face the attached vs. detached dilemma when considering adding a new garage. No question, garages are essential for homeowners, but which type is best for you?

A lot of that decision is based on personal preference and building codes. Some building codes may not permit a detached garage, or you may not have enough land space. Ultimately, there are benefits and drawbacks to each type, so it is important it meets your particular needs. Consider these three factors from HomeAdvisor: lot size and shape, intentions for the garage, what fits your home best, and overall building considerations.

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5 Garage Wall Storage Ideas

Garage Storage Ideas WallLeveraging the vertical space in your garage is a great way to get your garage organized and make room on your garage floor. For example, hang tools on the wall instead of having a large container taking up valuable garage floor space.

There are a variety of shelving, racks, or hanging options available. Below we will share 5 garage storage ideas from Garage and Storage Spaces:

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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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