Any number of calamities or accidents can cause a homeowner to have to board up
Window board up services are needed in areas prone to storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards. Boarding up your home before a storm will prevent trees and other debris from falling over or flying in or out of a structure. Board up services also deter thieves and prevent further damage to the interior of a home or business. Board up services will measure all windows, cut and label plywood panels to fit, and install quick-assembly hardware on the exterior window trim. The next time the weather turns ugly, windows can be professionally boarded-up in a matter of moments. The boards can be stored when not needed, and when the need does arise, each is already sized and ready to install. This means no long waits at the lumberyard with hundreds of other anxious people trying to buy plywood and fasteners to board up their windows before the storm hits. Board up companies will normally use plywood which is inexpensive, readily available and has a greater impact strength than OSB ( Oriented Strand Board ). Insurance industry groups as well as board up services recommend 5/8-inch-thick, exterior-grade ( CDX ) plywood, at minimum.