Fires cause significant damage, and beyond just the fire damage, there are numerous secondary damages that have to be addressed quickly. Not only will you need to address the water that was used to put out the fire, often times your structure will have been compromised. Whether that be a broken window or a door, the opening has to be dealt with in order to secure your property with fire board up services.
Operation Restoration provides 24/7 emergency fire board up services to protect your property from vandals, the elements, and animals. When you call Operation Restoration, we’ll send out our emergency fire damage response team to your property immediately to secure your property with our emergency fire board up services.
“The entire team was wonderful to work with. Water damage from the bathroom faucet on the first floor ran down through three floors, even into the basement. Called at 9 pm, the team was there the next day at 9 am! Very knowledgeable, used latest technology to get the damage contained and dry. So glad to see women included on the team who did virtually all of the work over four days. Meticulous, hard-working experts. Highly recommend!”Teresa P.
Often in fire damage cases you will have a breach of security through a broken window or door. While not every situation requires the most extensive fire board up, the emergency response team at Operation Restoration is IICRC licensed to provide you with a fire board up service that meets the U.S. Fire Administration regulations. Our method:
- Cut plywood to fit over the window and door openings, flush with outside of the molding.
- Cut the 2x4s to fit the horizontal dimension of the plywood. You will need two 2×4 exterior and two interior braces for each window and three sets for each door.
- Pre drill 3/8th inch holes in the plywood and the braces.
- The holes will be placed approximately 1/3 of the length of the brace from each outside edge of the door and window jam.
- The two window braces will be placed 1/3 of the distance from the top and the bottom of the window.
- The three door braces will be placed; one in the center of the doorway, and one half the distance from the center to the top and to the bottom of the doorway.
- Place the plywood over the exterior opening and nail to the frame.
- Place the 2×4 braces over the interior and exterior of the door or window.
- Place the large washer over the carriage bolt and place the bolt through the holes.
- Place washer and nut inside and tighten securely. Torque the nut so that it slightly compresses the interior 2×4.