Garage Versus Carport: Which Structure Is Right for Your Home?

Blue Sky Builders garages vs. carportsIf you compare garages to carports, there are noticeable differences. One is open; the other enclosed. One has a locking door; the other is less secure. One has a higher price tag; the other is budget-friendly. Both are a better option than having nothing at all to protect your belongings. Choosing which structure is right for your family depends on the purpose of the structure. Let us take a look at a few of the most noticeable features: Read more

Different Styles of Garages

Blue Sky Builders garage style hip garage gable garageA garage can have many purposes. Whether you are hosting the ideal social gathering, using your space as a game room, storing household items, or simply parking your car at night, you want your garage to look its absolute best. As the spring weather arrives in the Chicago and DuPage County area, you may be planning to renovate or rebuild your garage. There are several different styles of garage, and choosing the style that works best for you is one of the key decisions in creating a great-looking garage that meets your needs. 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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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

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

5 Ways to Quick Fix Your Garage During the Winter

Blue Sky Image quickfixAlthough the weather has gotten warmer in Chicago, that does not mean you should wait to get a head start on preparing your garage for more cold temperatures. One way to be proactive is to implement necessary quick fixes to your garage. There are a few different ways you can provide your garage with the care it needs. Read more

5 Ways to Improve Your Garage Appearance

Blue Sky Image (3)The overall look of your garage is important for a number of reasons. For one, if your garage is well kept and visually appealing, the chances of a potential homebuyer viewing your home is more likely. It is almost necessary to have the appearance of your garage kept up to date and looking presentable if you are planning on selling your home in the near future. Here are just a few ways to help beautify an average garage.

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How Your Garage Can Affect the Selling of Your Home

blue-sky-imagePotential homebuyers typically create a checklist of what they desire to have in their new house. When it comes time for you to sell your home, make sure that you are ready to “wow” those viewing it with your updated and well-organized garage. There some resources you have to option of using to ensure that your garage is in good shape for the people that move in. Read more

Garage Door Makeover: Transformation Tips

Garage MakeoverWhen designing a garage door, it is important to select one that is appropriately styled to compliment the rest of your home. This is particularly important when an attached garage faces forward, making it a central aspect of your home’s curb appeal.  Also, with the increasing trend of the three-car garage, the garage door now potentially covers a significant portion of a house’s front landscape. Feeling the pressure? Don’t be! A quick garage door makeover is easy for any style house. You will find that attractive, compatible look in no time! To get those creative juices flowing, check out some of these gorgeous garage door makeovers!

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