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Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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There’s no question that wood windows can add warmth and help increase the visual aspects in your home. One issue homeowners have with wood windows is the potential for termite damage. Termites get the majority of their food from wood, which could cause homeowners a lot of headaches 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 near your home. Here are a few suggestions from Pella Windows and Doors on how you can help reduce the chance 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 important to ensure your home, including small crawl spaces, are appropriately ventilated and allow air to flow.
  • Clean Out Gutters – Stuffed 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. Most termites create their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their best chance to get in the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella Baton Rouge 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 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 prevent any damage, visit the Baton Rouge showroom or set up an appointment online  to have one of our experts give you a free in-home consultation. You can call Pella Windows and Doors at (225) 217-2592 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.