In this week’s “Home Inspector Tip of the Week”, we’ll talk about how to protect your home from termite damage, by monitoring and controlling vines, vegetation, and other plant life that attaches-to and grows on the exterior of your home.
Now, if you live in South Louisiana, you know how prevalent (and destructive) termites can be to homes in our local area. However, what you may not know is that termites can gain entry to your house in a variety of ways. One primary way is through vines and other vegetation growing up your exterior walls.
This is a bad idea, for a variety of reasons.
Vines that are growing on the exterior of your house can cause your paint to peel, can cause your wood to rot, can ruin your windows and doors, and can cause moisture-retention issues that can also lead to additional termite damage.
As such, you want to make sure and address any issues before they become a major concern.
Simple fixes can include removing any vines growing on the exterior of your home, applying a fresh coat of paint, a quick caulking, or simply just cleaning the affected areas, each and every year, so that you stop potential issues before they start.
With the increasing costs of building materials, windows, and doors, a few minutes can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your home..
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