Property Board-Up, Temporary Weatherproofing & Securing

Dependable service-day or night

Emergencies almost never happen during normal working hours. First responders are working to address the safety threats and reduce property damage where possible.

When a structure fire is finally out, or the storm has passed, it’s imperative that breaches made in structures by firefighting, wind damage, or the forced entering of premises, are boarded up, tarped and in some cases, fenced–in order to secure the site. AIR can provide all of these services, 24/7/365.

AIR specializes in the following methods of initial property protection following a disaster or loss:

  • Board-Up: Securing doors and windows breached from break ins or first responder forciable entries.
  • Tarping: Covering large openings, usually on roofs as the result of firefighter venting or tree strikes
  • Planned Board Up/Decorative board up: Sealing off abandoned or otherwise emptied properties to reduce visual deterioration, and preventing access from trespassers.

Board up & Temporary Weatherproofing

When a structure fire is finally out, or the storm has passed, it’s imperative that breaches made in structures by firefighting, wind damage, or the forced entering of premises, are boarded up or tarped in order to secure the site. AIR can provide all of these services, 24/7/365.

AIR’s board up process is non-intrusive, preventing the post board-up property damage that is a common result of less conscientious board up practices. AIR will only conduct a board up according to the US Fire Administration’s board up protocol, which fits the plywood inside the window opening and braces it from the inside, leaving only washer and carriage bolt heads exposed externally. This further increases the security of properties boarded up in this manner by preventing fastener removal by unauthorized parties.

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Planned/Decorative board up

Many towns and cities are ratcheting up their blight efforts and related budgets. AIR can provide the same, secure board up services that we conduct in times of emergencies, in a planned and scheduled manner. We can even offer decorative board up, whereby the municipality can select the graphic to be used (windows, shutters, curtains, even flowers) as a faux window, giving the property the appearance of being occupied.

We work with a proprietary printing process and substrate that results in a long lived, UV-protected and realistic looking window graphic that, once applied to plywood, is almost impossible to distinguish from an actual window. After a season of weather testing and prototyping in coastal Connecticut, we have begun to help communities revitalize blighted areas by conducting our decorative board ups.

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Perimeter Securitization, Fencing, Security

With catastrophically-damaged properties, where building breaches can easily become an attractive nuisance, or simply where privacy and security is desired, AIR can provide varying levels of on-scene support from temporary generators and light towers to security fencing, even private security services.

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