Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Lewes, DE

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

So what can you do to help prevent termite damage?

The best way to help prevent termite damage is to remove 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 decrease 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 rotten wood. Termites will use this as a route 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 seek out water and moisture, so it’s crucial to ensure your home, including small crawl spaces, are correctly ventilated and allow air to flow.
  • Clean Out Gutters – Clogged gutters create pools of water that are also appealing 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 create their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their best chance to get in the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella Lewes 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 check out your home for any existing 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 Lewes showroom or set up an appointment online  to have one of our pros offer a free in-home consultation. You can call Pella Windows and Doors at 757-208-7052 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.