ThermaSteel and Termites

“Subterranean Termites cause more damage than fire, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes combined! What is more disturbing is that typical insurance policies don’t usually cover the damage.”


Building a home or commercial structure out of materials that are a food source for pests is just a bad idea. It’s an open invitation to dinner! ThermaSteel Panels contain no food source for pests. Period. While it is true that pests can burrow in to make a home in EPS, they typically don’t, unless there is a nearby food source. For instance, typical SIPS use EPS as insulation sandwiched between two sheets of OSB wood studs for structural members. Wood studs provide the food source, and the pests could burrow into the adjacent EPS. The best solution to this, especially in higher risk regions is to eliminate the food source. i.e., wood.

Subterranean Termites damage more homes than fire, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes combined EACH YEAR! What is more disturbing is that your typical homeowners’ insurance policy does not cover this type of damage. Unfortunately, there are thousands of homes under attack at this very moment, but homeowners are completely unaware. Subterranean termites do not live in the wood they are destroying. These insects live underground attacking the wood infrastructure of your home behind finished walls and floors. By the time you realize your home has a problem with termites, they may have already done thousands of dollars in structural damage. Since fixing termite damages are on the homeowner, home builders are not worried about building with wood.