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.