A termite infestation comes with a hefty price tag for many homeowners. It is estimated that U.S. homeowners spend an average of $5 billion per year repairing damage inflicted by termites. In fact, termites are responsible for more damage to U.S. homes than tornadoes, earthquakes, flooding and fires combined. Below are some of the most common types of termite damage repair projects paid for by homeowners in the United States.
Windows, Doors and Moulding
Termites often enter homes through chips or cracks around windows and doors. In order to correct existing issues and prevent more termites from entering, the moulding and trim around these entry points must be repaired or replaced.
Porches and Decks
Porches and decks made of wood likely come in contact with the soil in your yard – making them vulnerable to termites and the damage they inflict. Homeowners who need to replace porches or decks should consider using chemically treated wood or a type of timber, such as cedar or redwood, that is naturally resistant to termites.
By far, the most expensive termite damage repairs are structural in nature. Structural repairs may include repairs to the foundation, wall studs, and floor and roof support beams of a home. These repairs often require the assistance of a professional contractor to ensure that the work is completed according to code. Repairs of this nature can take weeks or longer to complete, causing a major disruption to your daily routine.
In addition to the repairs listed above, termites also cause damage to drywall, wood paneling, carpets, and even furniture. To replace these items, U.S. homeowners spend millions of dollars each year.
Before you shell out hard-earned cash to repair the termite damage in your home and replace all affected items, it is a good idea to have a termite control specialist provide a termite inspection to determine the extent of the damage and offer recommendations for the most effective treatment methods for your infestation. To learn more about termite damage repair or to schedule an appointment for a FREE termite inspection from the experts at Action Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 now.