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Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Annapolis, Maryland

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There’s no question that wood windows can add warmth and help improve the visual aspects in your home. One issue homeowners have with wood windows is the possibility for termite damage. Termites get a lot of their nutrition from wood, which could cause homeowners a lot of headaches 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 remove or decrease the opportunity for termites to get in the immediate area of your home. Here are a few tips from Pella Windows and Doors on how you can help reduce the possibility 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 path 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 look for water and moisture, so it’s crucial to make certain your home, including small crawl spaces, are correctly ventilated and encourage air to flow.
  • Clean Out Gutters – Clogged 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. A lot of termites create their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their greatest chance to enter the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella Annapolis has EnduraGuard® wood protection which offers innovative 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 Annapolis 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 240-293-1068 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.