Protecting Your Unoccupied Property

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 is injured you could face serious financial losses. Any damage to the home could end up costing you a lot of money as well. At LaPointe Construction Board Up Service, we have several services that can help you protect your home and yourself when you own an unoccupied house.

There are many reasons that people leave homes unoccupied. You may own a rental property that is between tenants, a vacation home that is only used for part of the year, or move out during a large renovation project. Often homeowners move into a new home before the previous one sells. In many cases, a loved one passes away and their home is unoccupied during the sometimes lengthy process of untangling legal affairs. Some homes may be vacant for months or even years. Even when your home is empty for only a short time, you can face problems.

  • Cold Weather – In the winter, a vacant home is vulnerable to the weather. Without the heat running you are much more likely to experience burst pipes. Our expert winterization crew can help to protect your property from the extreme cold.
  • Rain and Storms – During a rainstorm, water can enter the home. You may end up with ruined carpeting if you’re lucky. A more serious storm, however, can leave you with severe water damage or a mold problem. We can make sure your windows, doors, and other openings are protected from the elements.
  • Human Intruders – You don’t want people wandering around your empty house. Thieves often remove fixtures and metal pipes, even if there are no furnishings inside. Vandals can cause significant damage, from graffiti and trash to breaking windows and leaving gaping holes in walls. Even if they are simply curious neighbors, if they are injured you might be financially liable. We can install temporary fencing and secure windows and doors to keep intruders out.
  • Wild Animals – You don’t want to return to the property to discover bees, raccoons, bats, or other wildlife living inside. They might cause damage to the property or carry parasites and diseases. We can board up windows and doors to prevent access.

If you have any concerns about your vacant property, our experienced representatives can help you to find the best solutions for your situation. We have a wide range of services available. For over 50 years, home and business owners in the Massachusetts area have been relying on the LaPointe Construction Board Up Service family to help keep their properties in good shape.

We provide temporary fencing to secure the perimeter of your property. Using plywood, plastic sheeting, and other materials we can board up windows and doors. If your roof sustains damage we cover it with tarps until repairs can be made.

Family owned and operated, we have been in business here in the Massachusetts area for over 50 years. We have helped many of our friends and neighbors prepare their homes for the winter, recover from fire or water damage, and secure vacant properties. If there is anything that we can do for you, call us at 978-447-5991 and see how we can help you!