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.