Hume & Company offers upgraded services to enhance your property’s defenses against the on-going battle against termites.
Attic Vent Screens
The attic area of a structure is extremely vulnerable to termites. One significant feature of the attic are the vents that allow the attic space to “breathe”. The building code requires these vents to have a screen that keeps birds and other creatures out of the attic. However, the size of the screen holes still allows termites, bees, hornets, etc., to enter the attic space. A common-sense solution to help keep the termites from freely entering the attic space is to install a fine-mesh screen over the roof and gable-end vents from inside the attic. Hume & Company offers to re-screen these vents as part of our Upgrade service. Ask your sales inspector about this option during your inspection.
Attic Borate Treatment
The other significant challenge with the attic is the wood is completely raw and exposed to termites – The wood doesn’t have any coating, primer or paint to protect it from termites. Applying a protective treatment using sodium borate will give this vulnerable area of the attic extra protection. When termites find a way into the attic and land on sodium borate treated wood, they will die before they have a chance to dig into the wood and create a nest. Hume & Company offers this Attic Borate Treatment as part of our Upgrade service. Ask your sales inspector about this option during your inspection.