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Are temite shields required by code?
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Termite shields are an old-time code requirement that has been replaced by chemical treatments and other construction standards. They have not been code for over 50 years and we only see them in 1960s and earlier houses, with the exception of some newer homes include them as an additional termite barrier. Shields are a less-than-perfect solution that termites can find a way around if not meticulously installed. To learn more, see our blog posts What is a termite shield? and What are the building code requirements for making a house termite resistant?
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