We’ve told you before that termites cause more damage in a year than earthquakes, tornadoes and fires put together. We’ve also talked about ways to prevent termite damage to your home once you are living in it but what about how to protect your home before you ever move in? Whether building your dream home or buying a new construction home, it is important to ask the builder how the home has been protected against termites. In most cases, the builder is the one who selects the termite company and termite treatment type.
Prevention is always a better and less expensive option than waiting until you have termite damage to take action. When pre-treating a home, the treatment area is easier to access and therefore requires less product than it would in an existing structure. Pretreatments aren’t just for new homes. They should be completed when any new structure is added to your home or property. If not, termites can surface and end up in the wood of the newly constructed area.
Termites cause over $5 billion in termite damage each year and is not covered by most home insurance policies. Some termite companies, such as Northwest Exterminating offer a damage repair warranty that will protect you and your home should you ever experience termite damage.