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Thursday 4 April 2019

4 Reasons to Use Board-Up Services Before A Big Storm

Posted by at 3:00 PM

You may not know to prepare for this, but storms can cause window damage due to high winds, rain, and debris. In instances like hurricanes, tornadoes, and tropical storms, you can prepare in advance to try to prevent damage before it has the chance to occur. Board-up services were created for these four reasons.

Glass Protection

Any glass in your home is vulnerable during a big storm. Strong winds can cause debris to fly into your house, and if your windows or glass doors aren't protected, the debris can come into your house. Glass shards and debris are dangerous to have in your living area, and when storms rage for days there isn't much you can do in terms of clean-up. Board-up services help to prevent glass damage by covering up your windows prior to the storm. This way, any debris that is caught by the wind will be blocked by sturdy boards, keeping your windows intact.

Water Damage Prevention

When a window or glass door breaks during a storm, water and debris will start to trickle in. Board-up services prevent glass breaking, but they also keep moisture and water out. Placing a board over the broken glass will prevent further damage and moisture from coming in. The boards are sturdy enough to become a temporary part of your house structure to keep you safe.

Cost Management

A little bit of money up front for board-up services can save you big time in preventing disasters. Broken windows and doors will be costly to fix and mess with the airflow in your house. Whether you are using heat or air conditioning, the air will flow out of any openings, causing the unit to work harder to heat up or cool down your home. Board-up services can prevent the damage from occurring in the first place, but can also close any openings to keep your home safe inside.


Prevention is always the best method, but when an emergency strikes, you need to take fast action. Window repairs can take a long time, and in the event of a disaster, you could be on a long list of people needing repairs. Board-up services are there for you in between, when you have damage but don't want to create any more. The boards will protect you from any broken glass, keep out the outside elements, and allow you to heat up or cool down your home without worrying about cost.

For prevention or maintenance, you want the best board-up services out there. That's why you need ANR Restoration. We offer 24/7 emergency services and can help you now. Call us today at (812) 220-0671.