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Board-Up Services for Homes Nationwide: Mitigating the Risk of Further Damage After a Fire

ATI Restoration provides comprehensive board-up services for homeowners across the United States. Our restoration experts will thoroughly assess the damage following a natural or man-made disaster and customize every aspect of the project to meet your specific needs.

ATI Restoration is the largest family-run fire and smoke damage restoration company in the nation. With more than 60 offices across the country, we have established a reputation for superior craftsmanship, open communication, and prompt service. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and possess the knowledge and experience to handle even the most difficult jobs.

If your home has been damaged by fire, contact ATI Restoration today online or by phone. Our reconstruction experts are standing by 24/7/365 and provide 24-Hour Emergency Response to customers throughout the United States.

ATI Restoration specializes in both residential and commercial board-ups.

Our Fire Board-Up Services

ATI Restoration understands the urgency of responding swiftly to emergencies, such as fire damage and other critical situations that demand immediate attention. Our comprehensive board-up services are designed to address these urgent needs promptly and efficiently. Our rapid response time enables us to assess the situation quickly and tailor our approach to the specific requirements of each building.


In the aftermath of emergencies, a thorough cleanup is essential to restore a sense of order and safety. ATI Restoration’s cleanup services encompass the removal of debris, hazardous materials, and any potential safety hazards. Our trained professionals ensure that the affected area is clean and hazard-free, setting the stage for subsequent restoration efforts.

Roof Tarping

Roof damage can expose a property to the elements, leading to further structural deterioration and interior damage. ATI Restoration provides roof-tarping solutions to swiftly protect your property from rain, wind, and debris. Our expert team employs high-quality materials and techniques to secure your roof, preventing additional damage until permanent repairs can be made.

Window Boards

Broken windows can compromise both the security and the integrity of a building. ATI Restoration offers durable window boarding solutions that effectively seal off broken windows, providing immediate protection against the elements, vandalism, and illegal entry. Our window boards offer property owners and managers peace of mind during the restoration process.

Temporary Fencing

In situations where perimeter security is paramount, ATI Restoration offers temporary fencing services. Our sturdy and reliable temporary fencing solutions create a protective barrier around your property, deterring unauthorized access and safeguarding against potential trespassing or vandalism. These temporary fences serve as a visible deterrent while maintaining the security and integrity of your premises.

ATI Restoration Uses Solid, Reliable Materials

When it comes to safeguarding your property in the aftermath of fire damage or other emergencies, the choice of materials and installation methods for boarding up plays a critical role. At ATI Restoration, we prioritize the use of solid, reliable materials to ensure the utmost protection for your building. Here’s how we go about it:


Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Before we start any board-up project, our experienced professionals conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of your property. This assessment takes into account various factors, including the extent of the damage, the structural integrity of the building, environmental conditions, and potential security threats. By thoroughly understanding the unique challenges posed by each situation, we can make informed decisions about the materials and methods that will provide the most effective protection.

Material Selection Expertise

ATI Restoration offers a range of materials to choose from for our board-up services. These materials are carefully selected based on their durability, strength, and suitability for the specific needs of your property. Whether it’s for window boarding, roof tarping, or temporary fencing, we ensure that the materials we use are capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions and potential intrusion attempts.

Transparent Communication

We believe in transparency throughout the assessment and decision-making process. Our professionals take the time to explain all available options to you, providing a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each choice. This open communication allows you to make informed decisions about how best to protect your property.

Customized Solutions

Every building and emergency situation is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to board-up services. ATI Restoration tailors each solution to meet the specific requirements of your property. Whether it’s selecting the right type of plywood for window boarding or choosing the appropriate materials for roof tarping, our experts ensure that the solution is customized to provide maximum protection and security.

Quality Installation

In addition to selecting the right materials, our team excels in professional installation. We understand that the effectiveness of board-up services hinges not only on the materials used but also on the quality of installation. ATI Restoration’s skilled technicians ensure that all materials are securely and correctly installed, leaving no room for vulnerabilities that could compromise your property’s safety.

ATI Restoration takes a meticulous and personalized approach to board-up services, emphasizing the use of solid, reliable materials and expert installation techniques. Our commitment to transparency and customized solutions ensures that you have complete confidence in the protection of your property during the restoration process.

How Can Board-Ups Be Used to Prepare for Storms and Other Natural Disasters?

Board-ups can be an effective proactive measure to prepare for storms and other natural disasters. Here’s how board-ups can be used as part of disaster preparedness:

  • Protecting windows and doors: Installing boards over windows and doors is a primary method of preparing for storms. These board-ups help reinforce vulnerable entry points, preventing wind and flying debris from breaking windows or forcing doors open.
    • Hurricane shutters or storm panels are specialized board-up solutions designed to withstand high winds and impact from debris during severe storms.
  • Minimizing water damage: Storms often bring heavy rain, and the wind can drive rainwater into buildings through damaged or compromised areas. Boarding up vulnerable sections of the building, such as damaged roofs or walls, can help prevent water infiltration and reduce the risk of flooding and water damage.
  • Preventing wind damage: High winds during storms can cause significant structural damage. Boarding up can help stabilize the building by providing additional support to windows, doors, and walls, reducing the risk of wind-related damage.
  • Securing loose objects: Before a storm, loose objects around the property, such as outdoor furniture, signage, or construction materials, can become projectiles in high winds. Boarding up can also involve securing or removing these items to prevent them from causing damage.
  • Protecting interior contents: In addition to securing the building’s exterior, boarding up can be used to protect valuable interior contents. This is especially important for businesses or homes with valuable equipment, merchandise, or personal belongings.
  • Creating a safe environment: During a storm, it’s important to keep occupants safe. Boarding up helps create a safer interior environment by preventing broken glass and flying debris from entering the building. This is particularly critical for homes, schools, and shelters.
  • Compliance with building codes: In some areas prone to hurricanes or severe storms, building codes and regulations may require the installation of impact-resistant windows or boarding up as part of disaster preparedness measures. Compliance with these codes is essential for ensuring safety and insurance coverage.
  • Facilitating post-storm recovery: After the storm has passed, the boarding-up process makes it easier to assess the damage and prioritize repairs. It prevents additional rain and wind damage from occurring while recovery efforts are underway.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that a property has been properly boarded up can provide peace of mind to property owners and occupants, reducing anxiety and stress during a severe weather event.

Board-ups are a proactive and effective strategy for preparing for storms and natural disasters. They help protect buildings, contents, and occupants, reduce the risk of damage, and facilitate a smoother recovery process in the aftermath of severe weather events.

How Do Board-Ups Protect Buildings After a Disaster Has Already Occurred?

Board-ups play a crucial role in protecting buildings after a disaster has occurred by providing immediate and effective safeguards against further damage and a range of potential risks. Here’s how board-ups protect buildings in the aftermath of a disaster:

  • Preventing unauthorized access: Disasters, such as fires, floods, or storms, can compromise a building’s structural integrity, leaving it vulnerable to intruders, looters, or vandals. Board-ups secure entry points like doors and windows, making it difficult for unauthorized individuals to enter the premises. This helps deter criminal activity and protects the building’s contents.
  • Weather protection: Depending on the nature of the disaster, buildings may be exposed to adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, wind, or extreme temperatures. Boarding up windows and damaged sections of the structure prevents water, debris, and wind from infiltrating the interior. This helps minimize water damage, mold growth, and further deterioration of the building.
  • Structural stabilization: In some cases, disasters can weaken a building’s structural components. Board-up services may include shoring up or reinforcing compromised areas, ensuring the building remains stable and safe for subsequent inspection, assessment, and repairs.
  • Preserving evidence: In situations where a disaster is under investigation, such as a fire or explosion, board-ups help preserve the integrity of the scene. This is critical for collecting evidence and determining the cause of the disaster. Boarding up also prevents tampering with potential evidence.
  • Insurance compliance: Many insurance policies require property owners to take reasonable steps to mitigate further damage after a disaster. Failing to do so can result in claim denials or reductions. By promptly boarding up a damaged building, property owners demonstrate their commitment to fulfilling insurance requirements.
  • Safety: A disaster-damaged building can pose safety hazards, including falling debris, exposed electrical wires, and structural instability. Board-up services create a safer environment by containing these hazards and preventing accidental injuries to occupants, emergency responders, or passersby.
  • Preventing pests and vermin: Boarding up openings and gaps in a building’s structure also helps keep pests and vermin out. This is especially important in areas prone to infestations, as these creatures can cause additional damage and create health hazards.
  • Peace of mind: Boarding up a disaster-damaged building provides peace of mind to property owners and occupants. Knowing that the property is secure and protected allows them to focus on recovery and restoration efforts without the constant worry of further damage or security breaches.

ATI Restoration’s Board-up services act as a crucial first line of defense against the immediate and ongoing threats that a disaster-damaged building may face. They facilitate a safer and more controlled environment for assessment, cleanup, and restoration, ultimately aiding in the building’s recovery process.

Why Choose ATI for Fire Board-Ups?

At ATI Restoration, our dedication to excellence is at the heart of everything we do. We understand the challenges that homeowners face when dealing with fire damage, and we are committed to helping you return to normalcy as swiftly as possible. Here’s a more detailed look at the key elements that define our approach to fire damage restoration:

Rapid Response

Emergencies don't wait for when it’s convenient. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—no exceptions. We respond promptly when you call ensuring that help is on the way when you need it most.

Certified Technicians

Our licensed technicians hold certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and their respective trades. Your property is in capable hands throughout the restoration process.

Unparalleled Experience

We have a wealth of experience with cleaning and decontamination challenges. We are equipped to tackle even the most complex restoration projects with confidence and precision.

Fast-Track Reconstruction

The aftermath of a fire can be overwhelming. To ease your burden, we take care of the permitting process, streamline insurance paperwork, and ensure that the right professionals are dispatched for every aspect of the job.

Advanced Technology

To deliver the best results, we employ the latest tools and techniques available in the industry. Our commitment to using the safest and most effective technology ensures that your property is restored with the utmost care.

Quality Services

Excellence is not just a goal; it's a commitment. Our dedication to excellence is evident in both the results we achieve and the customer service we provide. We aim to restore your property to its pre-loss condition—or better.

At ATI Restoration, we combine the personal touch of a family-operated business with unparalleled efficiency. We understand that every situation is unique, and we are here to guide you through the structural cleaning and decontamination process with empathy and professionalism. We value open communication, keeping you informed of progress, and remaining readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have throughout the entire restoration journey. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Contact ATI Restoration for Fire Board-Ups

After a fire, it’s important to act quickly. ATI Restoration is ready to respond promptly to both man-made and natural disasters. Our premium board-up services can address your urgent matter swiftly and efficiently. Our IICRC-certified fire board-up experts have unparalleled skill, experience, and industry knowledge. ATI Restoration takes pride in our reputation for excellence across the country.

If you need fire board-up services after a disaster anywhere in the United States, contact ATI Restoration for immediate assistance. Our 24-Hour Emergency Response is available to handle your needs anytime, day or night.

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