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Board up Service: Are you Ready for Summer?

With summer around the corner, there a few things you can do to make sure you are ready for the season.  When summer arrives, the last thing we want to do is be laden with chores and expensive repairs.  No.  We want to bask in the sun, enjoy the multitude of community events and relax […]

Fact or Fiction: When Lightning Strikes your Home

The majority of the population goes into amateur storm-chaser mode when dramatic weather event is in the area.  I’ll admit it: the beauty of Mother Nature and the destruction she can cause is often awe-inspiring.  Yet, it is imperative to leave the forecasting to the professionals and stay safe.  Storms are beautiful, especially at night […]

Fire Damage Reconstruction: The Aftermath of a Fire

After any type of fire, you’re likely to be overwhelmed with the cleanup process.  The good news is that there are companies that specialize in the restoration process who work with your insurance company to get your home back in order.   A fire leaves behind water-damaged walls, furniture, and carpet.  Strong odors accompany the disaster […]

Board Up: 5 Ways to Check for Hail Damage

The Northeast is rarely spared from weather events.  We seem to have them all: tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and blizzards…it’s a wonder our homes are still standing.  Luckily, most of the severe weather we experience is most often a nuisance rather than a city-wide disaster.  Still, for those of us who have lived through a horrific […]

What to do when your Brakes Fail

It doesn’t happen often, but brakes can fail.  One minute you’re driving along, slowing down for a stop or a slower car in front of you, and the next minute you experience a sense of helplessness when your brakes give out.  While it might make sense to panic, staying calm is the first and most […]

The Importance of Cleaning Your Chimney

Hopefully, winter is officially behind us.  Spring means we can start opening our windows more often and spend crisp evenings on our decks or patios.  It means the emergence of bright flowers and songbirds.  It also means it’s time to clean your chimney. Throughout the cold months of winter, a perfect evening might be cuddling […]

Board Up Service-How to Stay Safe during a Tornado

We might not live in tornado alley, but that doesn’t mean the Northeast is immune to damaging storms.  We get our fair share of tornados.  Not only that, we also are hit with hurricanes from time to time.  The high winds associated with these storms do a number on our homes.  The peak of our […]

LaPointe Construction Supports the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

Will you help us support the Krystel Campbell Scholarship Fund? This fund was started in memory of UMass Boston alumna, Krystle Campbell, who lost her life in the 2013 marathon bombing. Out of this heartbreak, symbols of strength, perseverance, and solidarity have emerged. One inspiring example is the generous donation from UMass Trustee Richard Campbell, […]

8 Steps to Cleaning your Gas Grill

Whether you’ve braved the cold to grill this winter or switched to indoor cooking, working with a clean grill is essential to preventing a fire.  Some New Englanders have used the grill all winter long.  Others may put grilling on hiatus preferring to stay warm inside their homes.   Either way, it is important to keep […]

Board Up Service: Is your Business Protected?

If you own a retail business or restaurant, you know that the right location can be the base of your success.  Having a storefront along a bustling pedestrian route, or on a main street makes you easy to reach and accessible.  However, there are risks as well.  One of the problems that can occur is […]

Winter Driving: 5 Tips to Staying Safe

In the Northeast, we are lucky to experience the beauty of all four seasons.  However, each comes with their downfalls as well.  Winter especially makes for treacherous conditions, particularly when driving; icy roads, hazardous weather, and snow packed streets can increase our chances of road-related incidents.  We all do our best to navigate the terrain, […]

Fire Damage Restoration: Getting Past the Devastation

After you experience a fire, there are a multitude of emotions that you have to sift through in addition to sifting through your property.  The loss and devastation you feel combined with a sense of urgency and anxiety can make it difficult to know what to do next.  At LaPointe Construction Board Up Service, we […]

What is Temporary Shoring?

Chances are if you are reading this, you were searching for temporary shoring services and understand the concept and why it is needed.  However, many people facing damage and destruction after an emergency are just beginning to understand the wide range of services available that help secure their property and keep it safe after a […]

Fire Damage Goes Beyond your Structure

Damage from a fire goes beyond the initial destruction from the heat and flames.  It is a sad event when anyone experiences a disaster like a fire, and oftentimes it is difficult to comprehend where you should start your cleanup process.   Our team of experts at La Pointe Board Up Services understands the anguish you […]

Tips to Secure your Family Memories

Most businesses exist to fulfill a need.  At La Pointe Board Up Services, we know there is a need for restoration and construction due to unforeseen disasters and emergencies.  A fire is one of the worst disasters home owners face.  As a locally owned and operated family business, our hearts go out to each and […]

What is Temporary Shoring and How Can It Benefit You?

Temporary shoring is the process of providing temporary support to a building or structure once the integrity of that structure is lost. Temporary shoring is not a permanent fix to the problem and is put into place to help keep the structure from any further detrimental losses. Often times, temporary shoring is used when: A […]

How Is a Kitchen Fire Different From Other Fires?

Any fire in your home will be a big headache, but some are worse than others. Fire can do more than just damage your home. Many of your belongings may be damaged, and you might have to find another place to stay during the repair process. You may also be facing financial losses, especially if […]

Winter Prep: What You Need to Do Before it Gets Colder

Many people put off preparing for winter weather until it is too late. If you wait for it to get cold, you might not have time to get ready.  Every year the LaPointe Construction Board Up Service team helps many of our friends and neighbors winterize their homes. Unfortunately, we also get plenty of calls […]

Bio Hazard Clean-Up in Your Home or Business

While most of us think that biohazards are something that happens at the doctor’s office or hospital, the truth is that it can happen anywhere. In fact, we have biohazards in our home every day – any kind of human waste or body fluid is technically a biohazard. Usually we are dealing with small amounts […]

What You Need to Know About Filing an Insurance Claim

Many homeowners take their insurance coverage for granted. They believe that when disaster strikes, their insurance company will be there to help them recover. If your home sustains fire damage, water damage, storm damage, or other problems, your insurance coverage should help you to pay for property restoration. However, it’s important to remember that your […]

Preventing Basement Flooding

If your home is damaged due to basement flooding, you can always call on the experts at LaPointe Construction Board Up Service. For over 50 years, we have been helping Massachusetts home and business owners with their property restoration needs. We have the skills and equipment to make sure your fire damage restoration, water damage […]

After a Fire Damages Your Home

If your home and possessions are damaged by a fire, it’s important to call in expert help as soon as possible. Fast action is often the key to improve the chances of salvaging your possessions. When the clean-up process is delayed, many items are further damaged. The first thing to do after a fire is […]

Recovering from Serious Water Damage

One of the biggest problems with water damage is that there can be hidden signs of problems that are easily overlooked. Moisture can be trapped in hidden places such as inside drywall, carpet, wood, and other materials. If it isn’t detected and treated early, it can lead to serious and expensive damage. That’s why it’s […]

Protecting Your Empty Home

Are you going to be leaving your home vacant for an extended period of time? When you have an empty house, there can be a lot of problems. If anyone in injured you could face serious financial losses. Any damage to the home could end up costing you a lot of money as well. At […]

What Types of Possessions Can Be Restored After a Fire?

After a fire, most home and business owners don’t know what to do. Taking the right actions can mean that most of your belongings are restored, your insurance pays for your losses and expenses, and you face little or no long-term financial problems. If you make the wrong choices, however, you may not get all […]

The Health Risks of Living With Smoke Damage

If there has been a fire in your home or business, then your health may be suffering because of an improper cleaning up. Living with smoke damage can cause more trouble than just some unpleasant odors. At LaPointe Construction Board Up Service, we have seen many of our friends and neighbors suffer from smoke and […]

Insurance and Storm Damage

Severe storms can cause some serious damage, to both your property and your budget. If you have a good insurance policy, it can mean the difference between a temporary headache and a life changing disaster. At LaPointe Construction Board Up Service, we have been helping home and business owners throughout the greater Massachusetts area with […]

Recovering from Storm Damage

All over the country, homes and businesses are damaged by tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms. They can occur at any time of the year, and the damage they leave behind is often serious. If your home is damaged during a storm, call on LaPointe Construction Board Up Service. We can help you to get things […]

Create a Disaster Plan For Your Business Before It’s Too Late

Every business owner should have a disaster plan. Depending on where you are, you may be vulnerable to tornadoes, seasonal flooding, earthquakes, or hurricanes. Everyone, however, might face severe thunderstorms or burst pipes. At LaPointe Construction Board Up Service, we have helped many local business get back up and running after a disaster. It’s important […]

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