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Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Indianapolis, IN

Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Indianapolis, IN

There’s no question that wood windows can add warmth and help improve the visual aesthetics in your home. One issue homeowners have with wood windows is the potential for termite damage. Termites get the majority of their nourishment from wood, which may cause homeowners a lot of issues 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 eliminate or decrease the opportunity for termites to get in the immediate area of your home. Here are a few tips from McComb Window & Door on how you can help reduce 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 path to get to the house. Especially for windows on the lower level, keep leaves, dirt and other brush away from the foundation and house.
  • Properly Vent Your Home – Termites also search for water and moisture, so it’s crucial to make sure your home, including small crawl spaces, are properly ventilated and permit air to flow.
  • Clean Out Gutters – Clogged gutters create pools of water that are also intriguing to termites, and conveniently for the termites— are near 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. Many termites build their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their greatest chance to enter the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella Indianapolis 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 inspect your home for any present 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 Indianapolis showroom or set up an appointment online  to have one of our pros provide a free in-home consultation. You can call McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5922 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.

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