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Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia

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There’s no question that wood windows can add warmth and help increase the visual aesthetics in your home. One problem homeowners have with wood windows is the potential for termite damage. Termites get the majority of their food from wood, which may cause homeowners a lot of problems when it comes to structural damage.

So what can you do to help avoid termite damage?

The best way to help prevent termite damage is to eliminate or decrease the opportunity for termites to get near your home. Here are a few ideas from Pella 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 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 critical to ensure your home, including small crawl spaces, are properly ventilated and permit air to flow.
  • Clean Out Gutters – Stuffed gutters create pools of water that are also attractive to termites, and conveniently for the termites— are nearby 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 best chance to enter the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella North Carolina 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 inspect 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 North Carolina showroom or set up an appointment online  to have one of our specialists provide a free in-home consultation. You can call Pella at 866-539-4196 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.