When a strong storm, fire, or other disaster strikes, ruining your windows or doors, you can’t always immediately have them replaced. Emergency board-up services can be a lifesaver in this situation. This option is available in the aftermath of a storm, fire or water damage, break-in, or other cause of damaged windows and doors. It can even be performed as a preventative measure to protect your windows. Boarding up protects the integrity of the structure when windows are broken, and also keeps out unwanted invaders. At LaPointe Construction Board-Up Service, we understand that you can’t always replace a window when it breaks. Our board-up service allows you to protect the property in the meantime. This is especially critical if the property is currently vacant. Read on for the ways that boarding up your property will prevent common issues.
Problem #1: Moisture Damage
Moisture is one of the most damaging foes your property can face. Moisture getting in through broken windows can damage the sills or even the structure of your walls by seeping in through cracks. To avoid this, your windows can be boarded up to keep the moisture from rain, snow, and humidity out until you are able to replace the windows. This is especially important if your windows are broken during a storm and there is more rain or snow in the forecast.
Problem #2: Pest Infestations
A missing window is basically a wide open entrance for pests of all kinds to enter into your property, including ants, wasps, and rodents. These pests can go beyond just being an irritant to cause widespread infestation and even structural damage. Boarding up the windows cuts off this entryway. A professional company like LaPointe Construction Board-Up Service will perform the boarding-up in an efficient, professional manner that will not allow for any gaps or other flaws that will let these pests take up residence.
Problem #3: Criminal Activity
A different type of undesirable are burglars who may take broken windows as an open invitation to invade your building and take whatever they please. It’s even possible that those without anywhere else to go might enter the building, becoming squatters. By boarding up your windows, you cut off this entryway so that it can’t be utilized by criminals looking for a new target or a place to hide.
Problem #4: Hurricane/High Wind Damage
Boarding up can also be done short-term to prevent damage to windows from hurricanes and high storm winds. If a storm is in the forecast, windows can be boarded up to prevent breakage from occurring. This is a very common reason for boarding up windows. If you have a vacation property on the coast, long-term board-up services can be utilized to protect the windows.
If your home or office is in need of board-up or tarp services in the Eastern Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire region, give a call to LaPointe Construction Board-Up Service. Our experienced team has the ability to quickly take care of your building to prevent the above or other issues before they start. Our emergency service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so we can quickly arrive to help protect your building. Give us a call today at 978-447-5991. You can also find out more helpful tips and information on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LaPointeConstruction.