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Why Would A House Be Boarded Up?

Why Would A House Be Boarded Up?

Do you own property that’s suffered wear and tear, and you’d like to prevent the home from falling under worse conditions? Houses are usually boarded up following extensive damage. This is usually a decision made by either the property owners or the city, in cases where no available owner exists.

You might be wondering why a property owner of a damaged house would bother hiring services to board up a house if the home is already damaged. Here’s what you need to know if you have a damaged property and are curious about boarding it up.

What Does Board Up Mean?

Board up or boarded up are used to describe homes with doors and windows blocked off, usually by wood. In certain circumstances, metal panels are used instead. Boards are exclusively used for vacant properties.

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Why Do Houses Get Boarded Up?

Prevent Future Damage

There are many reasons why a house may need to be boarded up. However, preventing further damage is the predominant reason for boarding up a property.

If the property has recently been subjected to severe damage, the residents may need to vacate for some time. Before necessary fixes can be made, the property must be boarded up while vacant.

Causes of damage can vary, but if board-up is required, it is usually as a result of one of the following:

Because these forms of damage leave disastrous effects, it is common for the usual residents to stay elsewhere before repairs occur. The residency must be protected by being boarded up until the repairs are complete.

Vandalised Inside Of A Property With Graffiti And Debris Prevent Trespassing

Boarding up a property might also be necessary to deter squatters. Theft is also a prominent reason to board up a vacant property, as thieves have been known to strip property of its pipes to sell on later.

It is only a temporary fix, but it is an integral one. If a property is left vacant with smashed windows or damaged entryways, then it is open to invasion. Your property may be hit by looters, squatters, or indeed further damage from the elements.

Why Choose All Dry USA for Board Up?

Boarding up may look easy. However, if you want to do a good job, then you need to call in the experts. It isn’t just a matter of shoving a wooden panel in all of the spaces where there was once a window. You need the boards to fit properly, which is a job only professionals know how to do.

At All Dry USA, we offer 24/7 board up service, so no matter when disaster strikes, we’ve got you covered. Our experts will ensure your property is securely boarded to steer off any potential invasions. We will also work to reduce the likelihood of any further damage occurring to your property.

The materials we use for boarding up are far sturdier than anything you’ll find in your average hardware store. Put your trust in us and we’ll provide you with excellent results!

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An extensively damaged property can be incredibly stressful to manage, especially if it’s your home or business. Extensive property damage never works on a schedule, and it always feels like it’s happening at the worst possible time. Let us take some of that stress off of your shoulders with board up services you need to feel safe.

Contact us today and to schedule a free consultation and learn more about boarding up your vacant home safely!


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