Even though we would all love to know what will happen next, in everyday life there is no predicting the future. The COVID-19 pandemic proves how sudden events can unfold and there is not a lot we can do to prepare for or prevent it. Unforeseen events can lead to feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed, especially when it comes to your home or business being directly affected by these events. Board-ups provide a general protection when a building is unoccupied, but it is also a proactive measure you can take, to protect your home or business from various other influences. Here are three reasons why it might be a good idea to board up your property:
- Peace of Mind
Just as we cannot control Mother Nature, there is no controlling human nature. Curiosity gets the best of humans, and animals, and that can translate to exploring your exposed home or business. You could be replacing your roof or firefighters might have broken windows and doors to vent the fire, whatever it may be, leaving walls, broken windows, your damaged roof, or holes open makes your property vulnerable. Properly installed wooden boards reinforce doors and windows and help increase their resistance to impacts. Most importantly, professionally boarding-up your property affords you a peace of mind that no humans or animals are making themselves comfortable on your property or walking away with your belongings.
- Prevent Further Structure Damage
In the aftermath of disasters such as floods or even a car crashing in to your home or business (it happens!), boarding-up your property adds to the integrity of the remaining structure—especially in instances where only one side of your property was damaged. Fires often damage the roof and it is best to tarp it otherwise the inside of your home will be vulnerable to bad weather. The additional security of a physical wall means bad weather, people, etc. cannot cause additional damage to your structure and prevents small issues from snowballing.
When events happen suddenly, we all need time to process and make decisions. Boarding-up your home or business gives you time and space to figure out what you need to do, what you can afford, and talk to your home or business insurer if you have coverage. If you happen to not live locally, it can also give you time to travel to your property at your convenience. Boarding-up your property is the easiest and first step you can take in addressing the situation.
Whether a storm damaged your roof, or a vehicle impacted your business, Dry Kings Restoration can professionally board-up and secure the property to prevent additional damage. Our team of restoration experts are available 24/7 and respond rapidly. Contact us today for additional information about our board-up services.