Clear boarding is required in cases where plywood would have previously been utilized on windows. Exceptions where plywood may be acceptable:
- Severely fire damaged or pre-demolition properties. Contact Fannie Mae on a case by case basis for exceptions.
- Non-window openings such as crawl spaces, pet doors, etc. also.
For additional information please see: Property Preservation Matrix and Reference Guide, Section 5, Initial Securing and Initial Services.