When to Board Up Your Building
There are a number of reasons that a commercial property might pursue board up services. Board up services may be preventative or protective. This blog will cover some of the situations and scenarios where it may be beneficial to seek out board up services.
Before a storm. If a storm is headed to town (which is quite often here in Oklahoma City), it might be a good idea to board up your building to prevent initial damage to the windows and glass doors. Boarding up your windows as a preventive measure can help protect your home from internal exposure to other elements that the weather could bring with it.
After a property has been vacated. If you are a landlord or a property manager and you had to evict tenants at one of your properties, you might consider boarding up the property if you know that the property is going to be vacant for a length of time. If you are an urban area with a homeless population, vagrants may break through a window in search of shelter. Additionally, thieves might try to break in through a window to see if there is anything of value. Boarding up your property protects both your property and any large standing assets.
After a storm. If you did board up your building prior to a storm and are now dealing with broken windows or glass doors, your building is now exposed to the elements. Protect the inside of your building by boarding up your broken windows while you await repair.
After a fire. The heat from a structural fire may cause your windows to break. Windows broken by fire lead to the same problem as all broken windows-an entry point to natural outside elements and intruders. Protect yourself and your property from further damage by boarding up any broken windows you may have after a fire.
These are just a few of the instances in which it might be wise to seek out board up services for your commercial property. SERVPRO of Central Oklahoma City is here to help you with any board up services you may need, no matter the circumstances.