There’s no question that wood
windows can add warmth and help increase the visual features in your home. One issue homeowners have with wood windows is the chance for termite damage. Termites get most of their nourishment from wood, which may cause homeowners a lot of problems when it comes to structural damage.
So what can you do to help prevent termite damage?
The best way to help prevent termite damage is to eliminate or
decrease the opportunity for termites to get in the immediate area of your home. Here are a few ideas from Pella Windows and Doors on how you can help lessen the probability of termite infestation.
- Keep Brush Away From Your House – Try to keep the ground
area around your house free of any brush or rotting wood.
Termites will use this as a route 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 crucial
to make sure your home, including small crawl spaces, are
correctly ventilated and permit
air to flow.
- Clean Out Gutters – Full 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. A lot of termites create
their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their
greatest chance to get in to the home.
- Protect Your Wood – Pella Woburn has
EnduraGuard® wood protection which offers advanced
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 avoid any damage, visit the Woburn showroom or set up an appointment online to have one of our specialists provide a free in-home consultation. You can call Pella Windows and Doors at 781-935-4947 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.