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What’s an Emergency Board Up?

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Board up home after fire damage in Greene County, TN

When facing fire damage or another crisis, weather event, or emergency forcing you to leave your home, there are a million things to consider. The last thing on your mind may be protecting what’s left of your property. Yet securing your home is essential to protecting you from further loss and damage. If you need to vacate your Greene County, TN, residence for an undetermined amount of time, learn how an emergency boarding service can help you.

What Services Are Involved?

A board up may sound like a straightforward proposition, but in fact, there are many different services that can be involved. Boarding up a property can include:

  • Tarp services
  • Lock securing
  • Roof covering
  • Structure stabilization

These useful services are all in addition to the standard securing of windows, doors, and any other significant openings.

Why Get Board Up Services?

Once your home has been seriously damaged by fire, flood, weather, or another calamity, it’s easy to think that nothing worse could happen. But that can be an expensive misconception that vandals and even thieves bank on. Criminals often specifically target damaged but not destroyed properties looking for furniture, clothing, jewelry—even food. Weather can also pose a threat, getting into your home through compromised doors and roofs and creating new headaches.

What Does It Entail?

Emergency board up services specialize in securing your building top to bottom. Professionals will typically assess vulnerable areas in addition to standard windows and doors, as well as help stabilize the structure to prevent more destruction. The final step is securing damaged areas using everything from tarps to old-fashioned plywood.

Whether from flooding, fire, explosion, or any other crisis, every home is vulnerable to catastrophic damage. If you’re struggling with a disaster or simply want to be prepared for one, make yourself familiar with board up services to prevent further destruction.

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