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Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Albany, NY

Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Albany, NY

There’s no question that wood windows can add warmth and help enhance the visual aspects in your home. One problem homeowners have with wood windows is the potential for termite damage. Termites get a lot of their nutrition from wood, which can cause homeowners a lot of issues 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 path 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 look for water and moisture, so it’s important to make certain your home, including small crawl spaces, are properly 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 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. A lot of termites develop their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their best chance to get in to the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella Albany has EnduraGuard® wood protection which offers advanced 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 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 prevent any damage, visit the Albany showroom or set up an appointment online  to have one of our experts provide a free in-home consultation. You can call Pella Windows and Doors at 518-414-5302 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.

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