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.