How to Perform an 8-Point Inspection of Your Garage in the Spring

Blue Sky Builders garage inspection floor roof door walls windowsApril is the perfect month to give your garage a good cleaning and a careful inspection to identify problems that need repair before serious damage occurs. By doing your annual inspection in the spring, you then have months of warm weather to complete any necessary garage repairs. Here are eight things to check as you go about your spring cleaning: Read more

What Roofing Terms Do I Need to Know When Replacing My Garage Roof?

Blue Sky Builders garage roof replacementMost home and garage roofs in the Chicago area require replacement of their asphalt composite shingles every 20 to 30 years, but the actual life of the roof can be shorter or longer depending on the quality of the shingles, the amount of direct sun they get, and other weather-related factors. Read more

Tips on Choosing the Right Custom Garage Roof

Blue Sky Builders garage roofing styleWhen you begin dreaming of your custom garage, you will likely start with the inside features and make decisions about the intended use of the space. You may have agreed on cabinetry, whether you will need windows, and even the style of garage door. However, it is also important to consider the exterior of your garage. Often, the garage roof is overlooked in the initial planning process. The roof style of your garage should match or complement your existing home, otherwise what you think is a wise investment may become a regret. Here are some comparisons for choosing the right roof for your needs: Read more

Protecting Your Garage During Thunderstorm Season

Blue Sky Builders garage severe weather protectionAs the weather improves after a cold winter, many homeowners are preparing to get the most out of their homes in the spring and summer months. However, the warmer weather brings with it another issue that people should be prepared for: thunderstorms. The heavy rain and hail, strong winds, and lightning that come with these storms can cause damage to a garage, so if you are considering making garage renovations, you should take steps to make sure your garage is protected against severe weather. Read more

How to Know When Your Garage Needs a New Roof

Blue Sky Builders new garage roofIn the Chicago area and the DuPage County suburbs, the weather changes frequently and, at times, dramatically, from nice sunny days, to severe thunderstorms, to snow blizzards and polar vortexes. These sudden changes in the weather can be the source of problems with your garage’s roof. The age of your roof can also cause issues, such as curling and buckling of shingles. To have a better idea of when to replace your roof, here are some questions to ask: Read more

Is Your Garage a Victim of Winter Damage?

winterWinter can be a lot of fun. The picturesque snow is perfect for bundling up and catching snowflakes, sledding, or skiing. For your garage, however, winter conditions can lead to damage. Snow, ice, and snow melting products are all capable of damaging your garage in many different ways. This winter, be on the lookout for a few potential ways snow and ice may be damaging your garage.
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3 Types of Garage Roofs To Choose From

Garage RoofsGarages attached to homes often share the home’s roof. When garages are detached from the home, the roofs come in a few major types that blend well with the home and with other buildings nearby. Aside from the aesthetic consideration, choose the type of garage roof based on how you will use it and what types of vehicles you want to get inside.

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