Termite Home Damages
Termites cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage and the repair costs for termite damage are substantial. For an individual home, termite damage repair costs can range $3000-$5000. If discovered early enough, that cost can be significantly reduced. Be sure to look out for the early warning signs of termite damage, as much of the damage they inflict lies hidden beneath the surface.
Signs of Termite Damage
- Buckling, swollen wood floors/ceilings/drywall
- As termites build out their mud tubes, the stored moisture and resulting wood warp can be significant enough to cause buckling in wood floors and drywall ceilings or walls.
- Bubbling paint
- Similar to a bulging floor, drywall, windows, or doors, termite mud tubes can cause paint to bubble due to excess moisture.
- Exposed wood damage (fallen trees)
- You can examine exposed wood from around your property, such as fallen trees, to see if there is a potential termite colony near your home.
- Hollowed out wood, mud tunnels, discarded wings, bodies, or frass can all be signs of a termite infestation.
- Hard to open windows and doors
- Termites build up moisture within their tunnels to sustain themselves. This moisture can build up and warp wood, causing windows or doors to tighten.
Termite Damage Repair Cost
Termite damage can include but is not limited to damage to drywall, ceilings, flooring, doors, windows, and even the structure of your home. Depending on the amount of time and the size of the colony, the amount of termite damage can vary significantly. The average amount of damage once a termite problem is caught ranges from $3000-$5000, which is not an insignificant amount of money.
This is why keeping an eye on your home and enlisting routine professional checkups can help prevent major termite damage from occurring, stopping the termite damage at its source before it becomes severe. Extreme termite damage can pose a significant threat to the safety and stability of your home, requiring extensive repairs and renovations. Many times, with the help of a little DIY inspection and a professional termite treatment specialist, termite damage can be stopped before progressing to unsightly expenses.