Fire Board Up

Professional Fire Board Up Services

Fires cause significant damage and can be one of the most devastating events for any home or business owner. Beyond just the fire damage there are numerous secondary damages that have to be addressed quickly. In some cases the extinguishing effort will salvage your home or business, but will often leave your property in a position to accrue even more damage. Not only will you need to address the water that was used to put out the fire that is now inside your home or business, 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.

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 board up service. 

Fire Board Up Process

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 board up, the emergency response team at Operation Restoration is IICRC licensed to provide you with a board up service that meets the  U.S. Fire Administration regulations. Our method:

  1. Cut plywood to fit over the window and door openings, flush with outside of the molding. 
  2. 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.
  3. Pre drill 3/8th inch holes in the plywood and the braces.
  4. The holes will be placed approximately 1/3 of the length of the brace from each outside edge of the door and window jam.
  5. The two window braces will be placed 1/3 of the distance from the top and the bottom of the window.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the plywood over the exterior opening and nail to the frame.
  8. Place the 2×4 braces over the interior and exterior of the door or window.
  9. Place the large washer over the carriage bolt and place the bolt through the holes.
  10. Place washer and nut inside and tighten securely. Torque the nut so that it slightly compresses the interior 2×4.
Fire Board Up

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Fire Damage Restoration

Full-Service Fire Damage Repairs

As a licensed general contractor with more that 3 decades in the restoration and construction industry, Operation Restoration has the experience and ability to provide fil-service fire damage restoration services. This includes comprehensive fire damage repairs. From remodeling projects to large scale reconstruction efforts, we are able to tackle repairs of any size and scope.