Removing exterior cladding and moisture barrier to look for termite damage

Termite Damage Restoration in Pensacola

Highpointe DBR has many years of experience identifying and repairing termite damage in Gulf Coast homes and structures.

As a homeowner, finding out you have termite damage can feel like a nightmare come true. Our experienced team can help identify the cause, determine the scope of the damage, and provide long-term solutions for repairs and preventing future termite infestations.

Why Termite Damage Occurs

In most termite damage cases we’ve seen here on the Gulf Coast of Florida (include Alabama or other states, too?), the process of discovering the problem follows a predictable pattern. First, a homeowner typically approaches us with a complaint of water damage. Many times, the first indication of water intrusion is discolored or water-stained ceilings, failing paint on windowsills or other trim, and the presence of mold or mildew on walls or floor coverings.

The origin of the moisture intrusion can be from any number of sources, including faulty plumbing, failed or improperly applied caulking, or improperly installed windows and doors. Regardless of the source of the water, once it is in your walls it provides the perfect environment for termites to feed and grow large colonies: wet wood in a warm, dark, enclosed space.

Determining the Scope of the Damage

Once a termite infestation has been identified, it’s important to know the true scope of the problem. While the first observation of termites may only include a small area, we’ve seen termite colonies follow beams, joists and other framing members across entire structures. Pulling up a few pieces of cladding or checking behind one section of drywall may miss major termite damage hiding elsewhere.

At Highpointe DBR, we conduct extensive inspections to find out the real extent of the damage. Unlike a local handyman or do-it-yourselfer, we know construction engineering from the inside out. Our team digs deep to identify the damage and the underlying cause of the problem that allowed termites to gain a foothold in the first place.

Repairing the Damage the Right Way

Once the scope of the problem has been determined, our team of termite damage repair specialists get to work. Depending on the locations we’ve identified, this may mean removing exterior cladding, drywall on walls or ceilings, or floor covering to access the damaged areas.

We then repair or replace the damaged wood, and re-install windows and doors properly to maintain the building envelope. We also check, repair or replace all water intrusion prevention measures in the area such as flashing, caulking and moisture barriers.

Call Highpointe DBR for Experienced Termite Damage Repair

If you suspect termite or water intrusion damage in your home, put our experienced team to work for you. Call us at 850-455-0509 and speak to our restoration, design and construction professionals with extensive experience in identifying and repairing termite damage.