The Surprising Benefits of a Two-Story Garage

Blue Sky Builders two-story garageGarages have transformed throughout history from housing for horses and carriages to a structure to keep luxury investments out of the elements and secured. Presently, garages can be whatever a homeowner prefers. Sometimes, this preference changes throughout one’s ownership of a home. While some families choose to store their vehicles inside their garage, others use their garage space for convenient storage units, home gyms, man caves, and even as additional living space. Consider the possibilities of doubling that potential square footage. How could your family benefit from such an investment? Read more

How to Clean Your Garage After it Floods

garage flooding Following the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the Houston area, the news has been filled with images of flooded streets and homes. One particular video from a local news station caught our eye can be seen below. Read more

Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?

Blue Sky Image (1)The lifetime of a garage door opener is typically around ten years, so if your opener is nearing that age, it may be time to consider replacing it. An aging garage door opener can present a variety of problems, including noisy operation, garage doors that do not completely open or close, improperly functioning safety features, and decreased security.

If you are thinking about replacing your garage door opener, here are a few things you should consider:

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Tips on Storing Sports Equipment in Your Garage

Blue Sky Image (1)As the yearly tradition goes, the calendar has turned to August and children across the country are turning their attention towards the upcoming school year.

*Crickets*

Ok, so maybe they aren’t exactly rushing back to their studies; however, their return to the classroom is approaching and a change to the way your garage is used will come right along with it. Soon enough, it will be time to pack up your summer equipment and start thinking about school supplies. Thankfully, to help make that transition as seamless as possible, the Blue Sky Builders are here to offer their advice in order to help you stay one step ahead of things and maximize the efficiency inside your garage throughout the school year. Read more

How to Eliminate Garage Damage Caused by Humidity

Blue Sky ImageA drastic change in climate can take a toll on the interior of your garage. It is common for moisture, caused by rain or humidity, to get trapped within the walls of your garage and cause damage. This should not be taken lightly, and if it is ignored, the excess moisture in your garage can become worse over time. However, there are a few steps you can take in order to eliminate garage damage caused by rain and humidity. Read more

Security Tips That Can Keep Your Garage Safe

Blue Sky ImageIt is important to keep your garage in mind when you are installing a home security system. Before you finalize your decision on which locks to buy or what type of motion detectors to place on your lawn, make sure to review these tips that can keep your garage safe and secure from thieves and animals.  Read more

Avoid These Garage Cleaning Mistakes

While you may be awaBlue Sky Imagere of the correct steps to take when it comes to cleaning your garage, the mistakes that you should avoid may not be as clear. There are a number of steps to stay away from when you are thinking about cleaning your garage.

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How to Keep Your Garage Cool During Hot Weather

Blue Sky Image (3)The temperature during summertime in Chicago can get hot enough to make the interior of your garage uncomfortable to be in. It is beneficial to be proactive during the spring by updating your garage to prepare it for the oncoming hot weather. There are a handful of steps you can take in order to protect your garage from the summer heat. Read more

Garage Landscaping Ideas

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Maintaining the landscaping around your garage is key to boosting curbside appeal for your home. There are plenty of ways to create the outdoor look that suits your taste. Adding plants, flowers, or other outdoor elements all have the potential to beautify your garage’s exterior.

Grow plants that absorb moisture
The area outside of your garage is not limited to having colorful flowers. Growing plants that are multipurpose, such as ones that absorb moisture and keep bugs away, make for pleasant porch time. Some examples of natural mosquito-repelling plants include citronellas, horsemints, marigolds, ageratums, and catnips.

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5 Steps to Follow When Cleaning Aluminum Siding

Blue Sky Image (3)Spring is the perfect time of year for outdoor cleaning. You may consider cleaning your aluminum siding or garage door when it comes to freshening up your home. The task of trying to make aluminum look brand new can be simple if you follow these five steps. For those unfamiliar with the topic, aluminum is a tough material that is used for siding or garage doors. One benefit of purchasing aluminum for your home is that it requires very little to no maintenance. However, this minimum amount of maintenance still needs to be done in order to keep a long lifespan for your siding.

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