Board Ups and Tarps for Storm and Fire Damages

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Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, but some are worse than others. Fire and storm damages can cause extreme damages to your property. These types of disasters are always considered an emergency. If you experience storm or fire damages, call your local disaster cleanup company immediately. They will be able to board up or tarp the area to ensure it is secure and safe from the elements.

Board Ups

Board ups are generally used after a fire has occurred. After a fire, many areas of the property will be open. This can allow for rodents, people, rain, and snow to enter the property. Board ups are temporary and are used to secure the property until fire restoration services can be completed. Board ups protect the property from further damages.


Tarps are used for both storm damages and for fire damages. If a tree hits your roof during a storm, it will likely cause structural damages. These damages will lead to rain entering your property, which will then cause water damages. Water damages can lead to mold growth and rot. As you can see, it is a never-ending cycle. Tarps are also used to secure roofs that have been damaged by fires. They work the same way as tarps for storm damages. Tarps are temporary and only used until further repairs can be completed.

If you have experienced a fire or storm damages, and need your property secured, call a disaster cleanup company. Most companies have the knowledge and tools to secure your property with tarps and board ups properly. These items will only be used for a short time, and then you will have repairs and water damage restoration or fire restoration completed on the property.