Be Prepared: Emergency Board-Up Services


Typically board-up services are performed when windows and doors have been broken. Plywood boards are secured to the structure as to prevent anyone from entering the premise and to keep the area and people safe. Often, board-up services are performed after a fire has happened in a home or business. In some cases, there are times to board-up windows and doors to prevent damage. For. example, if you know that severe storms, possibly hurricanes or tornadoes, are headed your way you may choose to prevent damage by applying boards to your glass areas.

Benefits of Board-Up Services

This service includes covering damaged windows with plywood so your home or business isn’t left exposed until you can have the windows replaced. The most common time to pursue board-up services is after a natural disaster or burglary results in broken windows. The service provides several benefits:

  • Prevent additional damage: A wind storm, tornado or hurricane can easily break windows, leaving the interior vulnerable to further storm damage. For example, if it rains heavily the day after a big storm, this water could enter your home or business and do more damage. Boarded up windows prevent this.
  • Keep vandals and thieves out: Some people turn desperate when they lose their homes in a natural disaster. If you’re one of the lucky ones that only suffered broken windows, these gaping holes could invite vandals and thieves to enter. Keep them out by boarding up your windows.
  • Maintain insurance coverage: Many homeowners insurance policies require you to pursue board up services following a natural disaster. You increase your eligibility for coverage if you can prove that the damage your home sustained occurred during the storm, not in the days following, because your broken windows were boarded up and protected against additional damage.

Call (847) 455-3000 when you are in need of Emergency Board-Up Services.