How Much Does Termite Damage Cost to Repair in Louisiana?
A termite infestation can cause a lot of destruction in your Louisiana property. On average, a property owner will spend an average of $3,000 to repair the damage caused by a severe termite infestation.
Termite colonies that are typically about 5 years old are capable of causing destruction. Across the country, U.S. residents spend an estimated $5 billion annually to control termites and repair termite damage. Here in Louisiana, home and business owners can expect to pay several thousand dollars to make termite repairs.
Termite Damage Costs
The extent of damage done by termites completely depends on how long the infestation has been going on inside a home. If you’re lucky, you may spot the signs of termites in the home before too much destruction has been done. If this is the case, often only cosmetic repairs are needed. When an infestation has been going on for some time (typically about 5 years or more), they may cause structural damage. This, of course, is more costly.
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Types of Termite Damage
- Cosmetic damage: Termites are known to cause discoloration in walls or on floors. Their tunneling can result in your hardwood floors bending and buckling, as well as problems within your sheetrock such as discoloration and even your paint chipping away. Cosmetic damage repairs can run anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a couple of thousands.
- Structural damage: If cosmetic damage seemed bad, the structural damage posed by termites is substantially worse. When termites chew their way through structural beams or walls in your home, the destruction is far more costly to repair. While it varies widely depending on each situation, homeowners typically pay at least a few thousand dollars in structural repairs.