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An Extension to Your Home – Take Care of Those Decks!

Not only is the deck the perfect chill-out zone for summer afternoons—great for throwing back a few cold ones and soaking up some rays as burgers sizzle on the grill. It’s also a major boost to the value of your home—turns out, home buyers of all stripes love their decks. According to Home Remodeling Magazine, […]

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May is Deck Safety Month

As the summer weather starts to shine, homeowners start planning their summer barbecues. Before you start inviting friends over to hang out on your deck, let’s go over the different areas of a deck and their purpose to help you understand the areas to inspect to make sure your deck can handle all the fun! […]

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Choosing the appropriate contractor for your specific job

A contractor can be a great asset for your wood damage repairs as long as they specialize in wood damage repairs like Best Rate Repair and Termite. Before you hire just anyone, you will want to make sure they are licensed and reputable. Hiring the right contractor for your job can make the difference when […]

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Happy Holidays from the Best Rate Family

Happy Holidays from everyone at Best Rate Repair & Termite. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust […]

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Which Types of Termites Cause More Damage to Your Home, Subterranean or Drywood Termites?

Most homeowners in San Diego assume all termites are the same – annoying pests that like to chew through their homes. The truth is that termites are an important part of the natural ecosystem. They are nature’s garbage disposals, recycling dead wood so that new plants and trees can grow. Unfortunately, termites aren’t smart enough […]

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How Termites Damage Your Home from the Inside Out

Termites are perfectly fine when they help recycle dead tree stumps and branches in the forest. In fact, they are better than fine. Their eating habits help clear out dead trees so that new ones can grow in their place, and their waste fertilizes the soil. The problem occurs when termites mistake your patio, attic, […]

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Which Termites Are Actually Destroying Your Home?

If you close your eyes and image a termite in your mind, chances are you are thinking of one specific caste of termite – the worker termite. That’s because worker termites make up the vast majority of any termite colony. They are in charge of building and repairing the tunnels of the colony, so if […]

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September Swarming Season for Drywood Termites Is Here

San Diego is blessed with year-round gorgeous weather. Unfortunately some blessings also have a downside. San Diego’s temperate weather also makes it an inviting home for three different termite species: subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites. Each different type of termite has its own characteristics, including its own swarming schedule. As September approaches, it is time […]

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How to Protect the Exterior of Your House From Wood Rot During This Crazy El Nino Season

The normally chipper weathermen and women on the local San Diego news channels have been banging the drums of war for the last few months. “El Nino is coming!” they’ve cried. And so it has come, drenching San Diego in buckets of rainfall that doesn’t show any sign of letting up. This super storm system […]

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Old Roof

Don’t Let a Contractor Re-Roof Without a Termite Inspection First

No roof lasts forever. If you’ve started to experience leaks, noticed weak shingles or tiles, or need to strengthen your roof for solar panel placement, it might be time to call a contractor. You have two options. The contractor can either re-roof over your existing roof, or tear everything down and put an entirely new […]

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