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WOOD REPLACEMENT SPECIALISTS
We have our own staff of wood replacement professionals to complete any wood replacement necessary for your home.
Termites infest close to a million Southern California homes annually and your homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover the cost of termite damage. No matter where or how your home is built, it is susceptible to termites. You can’t always see termites because they feed undetected. Termite workers attack the wood in your home from the inside out and infestations can go undiscovered until the wood is almost completely destroyed. Using a state licensed General Contractor for the complexities of wood replacement is recommended as Kilter Termite and Pest Control will be able to pull any permits required to complete your project by code.
REPLACING OR REPAIRING
Termite Damaged Wood
Replacing or repairing wood damaged by termites and rot is never a clean or fun job, but Kilter Termite and Pest Control can help. Termites eat and destroy drywood from the inside out, so if you can see termite damage you can bet that severe damage has been done internally to the infested wood. Many times it is crucial that damaged wood be replaced to preserve the integrity of the house or structure. Replacement of termite infested wood is Kilter’s Specialty. We have two full time wood replacement crews that do all of the replacement and repairs in house, something that a lot of our competitors cannot say/offer.
How Do They Damage Your Home?
Dry wood termites typically spread to infest more than one area in your home. Damage caused by dry wood termites is usually hidden and not noticed until it is quite extensive and very costly to repair. Once in, dry wood termites can infest virtually any part of your home. Wood trim, siding, rafters, window frames, stairs, even picture frames and furniture. When Drywood Termites are found inside the home in frames and furniture, an interior swarm at some point had occurred. This increases the possibility of King Wall Stud infestation and could potentially require opening of the wall to replace the wood members.
Small cracks and openings in the exterior of your home are an invitation to termites. Termites only need a crack 1/64″ in the exterior of your home to get in and establish a colony. Termites work twenty four hours per day. Like a colony of ants, “worker” termites bring food to the colony through tunnels. These tunnels are cut through the very structure of your home, work continues around the clock. The only preventative measure against replacement of termite infested wood is to install a long lasting product into or on the timbers.
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