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Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Memphis, Tennessee

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There’s no question that wood windows can add warmth and help improve the visual aesthetics in your home. One concern homeowners have with wood windows is the chance for termite damage. Termites get most of their nutrition 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 get rid of or decrease the opportunity for termites to get in the immediate area of your home. Here are a few suggestions 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 pathway to get to the house. Even more so 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 critical to ensure your home, including small crawl spaces, are correctly ventilated and encourage air to flow.
  • Clean Out Gutters – Full gutters create pools of water that are also appealing 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. Most termites create their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their best chance to enter the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella Memphis 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 check out 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 prevent any damage, visit the Memphis showroom or set up an appointment online  to have one of our specialists offer a free in-home consultation. You can call Pella Windows and Doors at 901-401-9399 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.