The Best Building Materials To Protect Your Home From Termites

Published: September 25, 2020

Termites can destroy your home. As such, you should contruct or renovate using materials that protect your home from these pests.

This list will examine which materials are best - we will judge the materials in terms of their durability, versatility and affordability.

  1. Metal

    Metal frames are a great way to protect your home from termites. Termites cannot eat metal. Metal is also very affordable and durable against the elements and stress.

  2. Concrete

    Termites cannot eat concrete. Concrete is durable against the elements.

    However it is less versatile then metal. You cannot frame your home with concrete, for example.

    One drawback of concrete is that ants can climb through cracks in concrete and get to the wood in your home.

  3. Treated wood

    While termites do eat wood, modern wood is treated with chemicals that make it resistent to termite.

    Wood is versatile, affordable and can stand up to stress. However, if wood is chipped or scrapped, termites can easiyl get into and eat the untreated parts.

Ultimately, your choice of building materials should meet all your requirements, but metal is your best bet if you want to stop termites.

If you think you have termites, contact Dedant today.