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Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tips to Help Prevent Termite Damage in Wood Windows in Santa Fe, New Mexico

There’s no question that wood windows can add warmth and help increase the visual features in your home. One concern homeowners have with wood windows is the chance 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 avert termite damage?

The best way to help prevent termite damage is to eliminate or decrease the opportunity for termites to get close to your home. Here are a few tips from Pella Windows and Doors Southwest 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 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 seek out water and moisture, so it’s critical to make certain your home, including small crawl spaces, are properly ventilated and permit 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. A lot of termites develop their colonies in the ground, making your home’s foundation their ideal chance to get in the home.
  • Protect Your Wood – Pella Santa Fe 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 check out 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 avert any damage, visit the Santa Fe 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 Southwest at 505-373-1286 to get started and make wood windows a reality in your home.

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