Effective Repair Solutions for Termite Damaged Homes
Each year, throughout California, termites cause significant and costly damages that require urgent and extensive repairs. The damage from these insects can be very great, so it is imperative to contact specialists in a timely manner when you discover any amount of damage or infestation. Good Life Construction of North Highlands has been repairing termite damage for more than 10 years and we can provide great resources to help you with your problem. We have what it takes to protect your home and to provide long-lasting repairs, utilizing high-quality products and skilled carpenters.
When termites reside in a home for an extended period of time, they can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Unfortunately, this type of damage is not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance. Nevertheless, it is important to make repairs at the first signs of termite damage. Delaying repairs could result in even further damage and leave your family at risk of hazardous conditions.
The trouble is termite damage can go unnoticed for a while – months or even years. It is important to keep an eye out for any indications that you have or had a termite infestation.
There are several signs that indicate you might have termite damage in your home, including:
- Blisters in wood flooring
- Hard-to-open windows
- Wood damage behind walls or under floors
- Pencil-sized mud tubes on exterior walls
- Mounds of termite droppings
- Wood surfaces that sound hollow
- Maze-like designs in wooden structures
- Discarded termite wings near home access points
- Quiet clicking noises coming from walls
- Unexplained cracks on internal walls and ceilings
- Spongy or springy-feeling floors
- Tight-fitting doors
Removing the termites infesting your walls is only the first step. Once the termites have been removed, then you can start on the repair work. Our crew at Good Life Construction has the tools and skills you can count on to make sure your walls are structurally sound. We have extensive experience restoring all types of areas destroyed by termites, including siding, trim, framing, rafters, roofing, decking, subarea framing, walls, floors, and more.
There are a few different ways to go about repairing termite damaged walls, including:
- Wood hardeners: When there's minimal termite damage, wood hardeners can be used to fill in the gaps and reinforce the remaining wood.
- Wood replacement: In cases where the damage is so extensive that the wood is no longer usable, we will completely replace the unsalvageable panels.
- Wood fillers: If the termite damage is severe enough that you can see the channels in the wood, we can use wood fillers to fill in the gaps left behind.
Repairing Severe Termite Damage
If a termite infestation is ignored for too long, the damage can become severe enough to threaten your home's structural integrity, potentially leading to floors or ceilings collapsing. Even if the damage isn't an immediate threat to your home's integrity, it can still lead to ruined flooring, furniture, carpeting, and more.
The vast majority of termite damage, no matter how sever, can be repaired by a skilled crew. It can take years of eating away at the wood in your home to cause complete structural failure, but it's vital to get on top of the issue as soon as possible – its incredibly difficult to know the extent of the damage without a complete home inspection.
The good news is that most termite damage can be fixed. There are two main ways that termite-damaged wood can be repaired – replacing damaged sections of wood entirely, or adding a wood support adjacent to the damaged wood. Adding a wood support is typically the less expensive option, but some damage will require a complete replacement. Contact Good Life Construction for an estimate on termite damage repair in Sacramento.
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Q:What do termites look like?
A:Termites are small, oval-shaped insects that range in color from white to dark brown. They can grow up to 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. To the untrained eye, a termite may resemble an ant; however, termites have straight antennae on their heads - unlike ants, who feature elbowed antennae. Termites also have distinctly squared-off waists, while ants have a narrow, pinched look to their waist. A termite’s body is soft while an ant has a hard exoskeleton. Finally, while winged ants have shorter hind wings, termite wings are all the same length.
Q:When Do Termites Swarm?
A:Termites swarm in houses when conditions are right for them to reproduce and start a new colony. Termites require warmth, darkness, and moisture to reproduce and begin swarming activity. Generally, this happens when outside temperatures reach above 70°F in the springtime; however, the exact timing of swarming activities can vary from year to year due to weather changes.
Q:What do termite droppings look like?
A:Termite droppings, also known as frass, are usually found near suspected termite damage and can be identified by their accumulation near openings that give termites access to areas within a structure. Generally, frass looks like wood shavings, but may also appear as dusty particles resembling coffee grounds. Identifying these droppings is one way to detect an infestation and take steps to seek out professional extermination services before any serious damage occurs.