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Termimesh: The Safest Termite Protection

14th March 2019
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Termites have a nasty reputation for the devastating damage they can cause to a home. While they don' t harm people or pets, termites are a real threat if not stopped in time. Termites eat away at the structural timbers and internal timber fixtures of your home causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage, and worst of all it is not covered by home insurance. The best way to protect your new home from termites is to address the issue at the pre-construction phase, ensuring your house will have a proven protection long after you move in. protected.

When building your new home, it's important to research every detail. Just because your builder recommends something doesn't mean it's necessarily the best option for you. Termite protection is no different. There are many termite management systems available for new homes, however not all termite protection is the same. Termimesh offers you the safest termite protection on the market.

Choosing Your Termite Management System

Before you select the termite solution that's best for you, make sure you understand a little about termites and what it means to be protected. Termites are active in all areas of Australia and are subterranean. This means they live underground and can enter your home via unprotected areas such as the wall cavity and around service pipes, so it is important that these areas are covered by the system you choose. There are three main types of termite protection which include physical termite barriers, chemical termite treatments and termite resistant roof and wall frames.

Physical Barriers

Physical termite barriers are installed during the construction stage of your build. The barrier is installed across the perimeter walls of the home as well as around plumbing and electrical pipes coming through the slab. The goal of a physical termite barrier is to block hidden entry points from the ground, preventing termite access to the home.

Chemical Barriers

Chemical termite barriers are generally a liquid termiticide that is sprayed underneath the foundations or around the external perimeter of the home.  A chemical termite barrier may only last a short time, so it will need to be reapplied regularly, as the chemicals break down and lose their potency.

Termite Resistant House Frames

Termite resistant roof and wall frames are generally made from steel or treated timbers. While this can help prevent termite damage to the structure, it is important to explore additional methods of termite protection as termites can attack the internal fixtures in your home, such as floorboards, skirtings, window frames and even your kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

What is Termimesh?

Termimesh is a stainless steel physical termite barrier that protects new homes and buildings. The system is a once-off installation built into homes during construction and blocks concealed termite entry points. Made from ultra-marine grade TMA725 stainless steel, exclusive to Termimesh, the mesh apertures are too small for termites to squeeze through and is too hard for them to chew through. Termimesh is poison free which means no chemicals, making it safe for families, pets and the environment.

Termimesh has been the preferred choice for many of Perth's reputable builders and architects for more than two decades. If you are looking for that extra peace of mind Termimesh comes with their exclusive 10 year extendable Pledge Guarantee.

Love this company. You can really count on them for accurate and honest information. I'm very confident in their staff and products.

- Adam, Termimesh Customer.

Upkeep & Maintenance

Most forms of chemical termite protection methods are subject to annual inspections along with regular retreatments which can be expensive. Termimesh has an exclusive 10 year guarantee which means inspections are not mandatory for the first 10 years. However, an annual inspection can extend the guarantee on a yearly basis. Comparing the cost of termite management systems over time is a great way to help you understand the value and security of your chosen termite protection method.

How to Keep Your Homes Termite Free

While termite management systems are designed to protect your home, it is important to check your warranty and stay vigilant by following up with regular inspections by a trained professional. This should be done annually to ensure your home is fully protected. Make sure you always seek professional advice if you are concerned about the safety of your home as signs of termites can be hard to spot with an untrained eye.

Termites main food source is wood, and they are attracted to moisture. Therefore, it is important to fix any leaks or faulty plumbing and not to store wood or other materials against your home.

A gap of at least 25 mm is advised between external walls and fixtures such as hot water systems, air-con units or storage sheds to prevent termite "bridging". Termites primarily live underground, but they build mud tubes or tunnels to travel between a nest and food source. Allowing a gap, it makes it difficult for termites to build these tunnels and enter your home.

Once termites establish a nest near a food source, such as the timbers in your new home, it won't be long before they cause significant harm. Regular home maintenance will ensure early detection of any termite activity saving you the heartache of damage to your home.

Excellent service and professional staff. Highly recommended!

- Amy, Termimesh Customer.

Termimesh has a proven record for over 25 years and 500,000 successful installations.

For more information about Termimesh and pre-construction termite protection, please visit www.termimesh.com.au.