There’s no question that wood
windows can add warmth and help improve the visual aspects in your home. One problem homeowners have with wood windows is the chance for termite damage. Termites get the majority of their nourishment from wood, which may cause homeowners a lot of headaches when it comes to structural damage.
So what can you do to help avert termite damage?
The best way to help prevent termite damage is to remove or
decrease the opportunity for termites to get near your home. Here are a few tips from McComb Window & Door on how you can help lessen the chance of termite infestation.
- Keep Brush Away From Your House – Try to keep the ground
area around your house free of any brush or decaying wood.
Termites will use this as a pathway to get to the house.
Particularly for windows on the lower level, keep
leaves, dirt and other brush away from the foundation and house.
- Properly Vent Your Home – Termites also seek out water and moisture, so it’s important
to make sure your home, including small crawl spaces, are
correctly ventilated and permit
air to flow.
- Clean Out Gutters – Stuffed gutters
create pools of water that are also intriguing to
termites, and conveniently for the termites— are close to the
home. Make sure you don’t have standing water or leaves and sticks
in your gutters.
- Fix Foundation Cracks – Seal up or fill any cracks in the
foundation of your home. Most termites develop
their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their
ideal chance to get in the home.
- Protect Your Wood – Pella Muncie has
EnduraGuard® wood protection which offers great
protection against the effects of moisture, decay, stains from mold and mildew
– as well as termite damage.
- Call a Professional – Pest control firms can look
at your home for any current termite
infestations or damage, and install the right protection system for your home.
If you want more information on wood windows and what steps you should take to help avert any damage, visit the Muncie showroom or set up an appointment online to have one of our pros offer a free in-home consultation. You can call McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5642 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.