When a disaster strikes, it can be devastating for you and your family. Years of hard work and fond memories can be wiped out in an instant as the result of fire, tornado, or hurricane. As a result, it can be hard to look at your home and not want to walk away, saying, “What’s it matter? The damage is already done. Why bother to tarp or board up damage?”
However, walking away is not a good decision for you to make. There are several different reasons why walking away is not the right option to take.
Prevent Further Damage
The first reason to tarp or board up damage is to prevent further damage. Your home may have sustained substantial damage, but if it is not a total loss, tarping and boarding up your home can prevent further damage. When rain or snow piles in through an open area, continued damage will occur. You could also see further damage from animals getting in through any open areas and further tearing up your home. By tarping or boarding up your damage, you can prevent this from occurring.
Continued Insurance Coverage
The next reason to tarp or board up damage is for continued insurance coverage. Some insurance policies will not cover further damage caused after the original event occurs. As a result, you neglecting to protect your home from further damage could result in your policy not being enforced. It is important to do everything you can to prevent further damage from occurring to your home while waiting for repairs to be made.
When you leave a portion of your home open to the public, you may get more than a few unwanted animals. You may also get some people who decide to squat in your home or rummage through your personal belongings to take what they can make a quick sell through stealing.
If an uninvited person were to enter your damaged home and somehow get injured, you could still be found responsible for his or her injuries. The last thing you need is to pay for someone getting hurt on your property in addition to dealing with the damage to your home.
There are other times when you should consider tarping and boarding up, like when there is an anticipated natural disaster looming around the corner. For example, there is usually ample warning prior to a hurricane hitting landfall. If you know in advance that a hurricane is coming, you should have your home tarped and boarded up. By doing so, you can potentially save your home from receiving damage.
It is dangerous to tarp or board up after a home has endured a fire or storm damage. If you are to do it yourself, you must be sure that the potential for harm is a low risk. Otherwise, you must contact an expert.
Contact Insight Restoration Now
Experts in tarping and boarding are ready to assist you in your time of need. They want to see you preserve your home until proper repairs can be made. Not only can tarping and boarding prevent further damage to your home, it might be a requirement to keep your insurance active.