Boarding up is the process of installing boards on all windows and doors of a property damaged by fire or severe storms. This prevents further damage to the property and helps to keep it safe from intruders. 

The board up process might also include putting tarp on roof tops that suffered severe to shingles and trusses. 

The longer a property remains open to the elements, the more potential there is for further damage. It is important to have your property secured as soon as possible to avoid this from occurring.