There are many reasons to choose engineered wood siding like protecting your home against water infiltration, fire, and pests. When considering the advantages of choosing engineered wood siding, preventing a nasty termite infestation should be high on that list.
Termites are a slow but destructive force homeowners must deal with in all parts of the country but Alaska. If allowed to fester, termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Because of the potential repair expenses, when upgrading the exterior of your home, it makes sense to choose engineered wood siding as a preventative measure, providing peace of mind and worry-free living for years to come.
In this post from Anderson Exteriors, we’ll break down how engineered wood protects your home against termites. Contact us to schedule your Twin Cities replacement siding installation today.
Pest Control Benefits of Engineered Wood Siding
Wood attracts termites, especially when moisture is present. Termites love to feed on wood and literally eat it from the inside out, often leaving wood timbers looking whole while being nothing but a hollowed-out husk.
This is obviously highly detrimental to the structural integrity of your home and can cause thousands of dollars of damage. While various treatments exist to abate the termite problems and others can protect from future infestations, the most cost-effective solution is to use products that are not prone to infestation to start with.
The LP SmartSide Solution
At Anderson Exteriors, we recommend LP SmartSide, an engineered wood siding product that has been proven to prevent termite problems. The primary defense against termites is the elimination of moisture.
LP SmartSide uses proprietary manufacturing processes to ensure it’s products remain pest free for the life of your home. They are treated to the core with zinc borate, a natural and non-toxic termite repellant that also works as a flame retardant. The siding is then pressed tightly together from wood fibers using a resin to bind it in a durable bond and primered for a moisture-resistant barrier.
Engineered siding also protects against:
Choosing Anderson Exteriors for Twin Cities Siding Installation
At Anderson Exteriors, we take home renovation and repair seriously. Engineered wood siding is but one of your options for home exteriors, and we can help you choose what is right for you.
Our home experts can set up an appointment to discuss your needs and set up a plan to fit your schedule and budget. Call 763-323-0970 today or contact us online to set up a consultation and let us show you how we can help you transform your home with replacement siding today.