Servicing Guide

Published September 9, 2020

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When should plywood boarding be used for property preservation?

The servicer must ensure properties are boarded with plywood to prevent vandalism when exterior non-window openings are not otherwise securable. Boarding is measured in united inches (UI). To calculate UI, add length and width (e.g., a 36 inch x 60 inch window is equal to 96 UI). The servicer may utilize the Graffiti Removal Allowable to paint the plywood boards according to local ordinance/association standards.

The boarding allowable may be used for plywood in the following instances:

  • Crawl spaces
  • Pet doors
  • Severely fire damaged/pre-demolition properties

For additional information please see: Property Preservation Matrix and Reference Guide, Section 5, Initial Securing and Initial Services.

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