3 Ways to Bring More Natural Light Into Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders garage natural lighting optionsDoes your garage feel dark all the time? While installing more electric lighting is one way to address this, another option is to let in more natural light. Here are three ways you can add more natural light when rebuilding or remodeling your garage:

  • Replace a solid entry door with a full-window or half-window door.
  • Replace a solid garage door with one that has windows.
  • Add more windows to the walls.

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Signs That Your Garage Door Needs Attention or Replacement

Blue Sky Builders garage door repair replacementGarage doors tend to fall pretty low on the list of home repairs for most homeowners. However, as the largest and perhaps most used entrance to your domicile, it is essential that your garage door is safe as well as functional. Additionally, the garage door makes up a significant amount of your home’s curbside view, making its appearance a contributing factor to your home’s overall market value. The timelines for maintenance, repair, and replacement vary considerably depending on the amount of use a garage door endures, and factors such as severe weather, damage, and a variety of other elements can also affect the need for replacement. Here are a few tips to help you know when it is time to replace your door: Read more

Avoiding Hidden Dangers When Your Garage Door Is Your Primary Entrance

Garage door home entranceYour home may have an inviting and even luxurious front entry, but how much is it used? For most families today, the garage door is not only the largest door in their home, but it is also the most used. For many, the only people who use the front door at all are strangers, delivery people, and those visiting the home for the first time, and everyone else comes into the home through the garage. When this is the case, you can keep everyone safe by following these tips: Read more

Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Garage Door

Blue Sky Builders garage door style and materialsWe are at the time of the year when it is nearly time to execute our carefully planned home improvement projects. Replacing a garage door may be one of the many tasks to check off that list during the spring and summer. Even though finding the perfect garage door may be very difficult, as there are many styles to choose from, considering the following factors can help you narrow down your options. Read more

Choosing the Right Material for Your New Garage Door

Blue Sky Builders choosing garage door materialsIn the Chicago and DuPage County area, we experience cold winters, warm summers, and everything in between. Any homeowner will want to make sure their garage will survive these extremes, as well as the abrupt changes in temperature which can often occur. One key area of consideration is the material used for your garage door. Whether you are planning to replace your garage door or completely renovate or rebuild your garage, it is important to understand the pros and cons of the different types of garage doors that are available. Read more

Planning for a New Garage in 2018

Blue Sky Builders Garage RenovationThe beginning of a new year is a great time to plan to make changes to your house, your overall property, and your garage. As spring approaches and the weather warms up, this is a great time to consider renovating your garage or building a completely new garage. Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders Garage New Year's ResolutionsWe are less than a week away from the new year, but while the cold weather currently has us curled up in our homes to stay warm, now is a good time to begin thinking of ideas to for how to renovate your garage in the spring. Here are a few new year’s resolutions for your garage: Read more

Avoiding Garage Damage from Snow and Ice in the Winter

Blue Sky Builders protecting your garage from winter damageThe temperature is dropping outside, and the winter is beginning in earnest, which means that we are likely to experience plenty of snow and ice in the coming months. If you own a home, you will want to watch out for ways that winter weather can wreak havoc on your garage, and you should take steps to protect your garage from damage as efficiently as possible. 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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Top 5 Repairs That May Make Your Garage Last Longer

Blue Sky Image (3) copy 9By keeping up with your garage maintenance duties, you may be able to make your garage last longer. There are a number of ways to make sure that your garage space is up to date and functional for years to come. However, a few proactive tasks are more important than others.

Protect your garage door finish
This is done in hopes of preventing any scratches to the panel surface of your garage door for both visually pleasing and practical reasons. One way to protect your garage door is to apply a coat of protective sealer so that weather damage does not occur. Read more