Alvin L. Davis, Inc. offers a board up emergency services for glass, doors and windows vandalisms. If you need to board up a house, industrial or a commercial property, Call us, we will provide you with a free quote 24/7. Call us with your questions and concerns. We work for you! 912-355-7611
As a victim of fire or disaster, now is the time to carefully select an emergency Board Up service company that’s trusted by firefighters and insurance companies. Alvin L. Davis, Inc. Remodeler can protect your home with a fast, efficient Board Up of windows and doors. Then, Alvin L. Davis, Inc. Remodeler can help guide you through the process of recovering from fire loss or catastrophic damage to make your recovery as comfortable as possible. Alvin L. Davis, Inc. Remodeler has been on call for over 45 years with an estimated time of arrival on-site of one hour, ready to perform these services:
• Board up and secure exposed openings
• Remove Hazards of Unstable Roofs
• Remove Unstable Walls & Ceilings
• Install temporary locks/hasps
• Jack and shore up walls and support
• Temporary fencing or barricading
• Extraction of water
• Pump out (gas or electric)
• Cleaning and disinfecting area
• Air Movers, Dehumidifiers, fans
• Removal of carpet, pad, drywall
• Cleanup glass and debris (storage if needed)
• Rake up debris outside
• Remove debris
• Temporary Electrical services
• Secure Wet Electrical Systems
• Temporary Plumbing repairs
Exposing your home to the elements increases repair costs & lengthens the time it takes to restore your family’s lives back to normal. Protect your home within one hour with the most trusted emergency Board Up service in Savannah.
After the fire, you can trust Alvin L. Davis, Inc. Remodeler to help to start rebuilding your lives!
Emergency board up services are used for:
Windows, doors and openings. Glass windows are most prone to damage during hurricanes and storms because of the force of the wind and flying objects. Once the glass is shattered, wind and water will damage whatever is inside. Unless your home has been specially equipped with hurricane shutters, emergency board up services are necessary. Glass windows, sliding glass doors, entry doors, skylights, and gable vents should be secured with shutters in order to prevent them from being damaged. Professional emergency board up services will install protective covering systems on your doors and windows in order to prevent wind, water and debris from entering your house. In case of a fire, these shutters will serve as protection from unauthorized entry.
Plywood is the most common material used for emergency board up, and is the cheapest option for emergency board up services for entry points. Plywood shutters may be installed by the homeowner himself, but emergency board up services will do a professional job that will ensure that the shutters are correctly placed. The lifetime of wood shutters is shorter, though, and if hurricanes and heavy storms are frequent occurrences, plywood shutters may have to be replaced after several uses.
Door and window shutters made of aluminum, steel, or clear polycarbonate panels are also used by emergency board up services. These shutter systems, although they cost more than plywood, are specifically designed to withstand the forces of strong winds and rain. Aluminum, steel, and clear polycarbonate panels are usually corrugated, and often come with an installation system that makes them easier to attach than temporary plywood panels. They may also be joined together, and are very convenient for large windows or doors. Polycarbonate panels have the added advantage of allowing light to come into the house even after they have been installed. This kind of system cannot be done as a DIY project, and professional emergency board up services are needed.
Glass doors and large windows. Floor to ceiling windows, sliding doors, and glass panels need to have protective braces aside from shutters in order to secure them from further damage. Emergency board up services usually do this by screwing plywood support beams across the wood or aluminum shutters, and then adding angled beams which are then anchored to the ground. These beams will serve as a support that will minimize the effect of whatever hits the shutters.
Garage doors. Emergency board up services reinforce garage doors by putting horizontal wood or steel braces to the panels and securing them with screws. Angled braces which are anchored to the ground are also added for additional reinforcement. Many garage doors – because of their size and design – have no support besides the beams at the side. They are also usually made of lightweight materials to allow them to be easily raised and lowered. The light material, however, makes garage doors more susceptible to damage. Protective braces will protect the garage doors from strong winds or heavy rains that can force them open.
Roofs. To protect residential roofing from natural disasters, emergency board up services can install hurricane straps. Hurricane straps are small metal braces that are used to anchor the roof to the beams, and are stronger than nails. When these are installed correctly, they can increase the strength of the roof by 50 to 75%.
High velocity winds can easily tear off roof shingles or bigger parts of the roof, and continuous heavy rains will cause leaks that can damage the attic and the roof deck. When parts of the roof fly off, the interior becomes exposed to the elements, trusses and rafters become unstable, and aside from causing water damage to the interior of the house there is the added danger of the roof collapsing. Flying shingles also become dangerous hazards because they can cause damage to other structures. Emergency board up services use plywood sheathing and impact-resistant roof coverings to mitigate the damage that these natural disasters can cause. These sheaths and roof coverings are specifically used to protect the roof from the impact of strong winds or heavy rains. Emergency board up services can also reinforce gable end walls in order to prevent major roof damage.
Outdoor items. Emergency board up services will bring your outdoor furniture and other equipment inside the house in order to secure them, and to prevent them from being flown or swept away during natural disasters. These include lawn chairs, gardening tools, toys, barbecue equipment, or other items that may easily be lifted or swept away.
Electrical services. Emergency board up services will isolate your wiring prior to natural disasters in order to prevent damage.
Utility connections. When you have to evacuate your house, there is a big possibility that in the rush to leave, you may forget to unplug and disconnect your utility services. Gas pumps, water lines, electrical appliances and equipment will be damaged if they are left on and subjected to water or wind. This will result in leakages, short circuits, and maybe even fire. Emergency board up services will make a thorough check of your house and make sure that all the utility connections have been properly closed or unplugged.