How to treat a frame ? When should a frame be treated? What are the different methods for carpentry treatment ? What is the cost of carpentry treatment ? Maison en Travaux gives you all the information on the treatment of framework to know how to treat a framework according to the methods of treatment and the cost of a treatment of framework.
The frame of your roof requires regular checking to ensure its longevity and maintain its resistance. It supports the entire roof on its back and therefore needs to be treated to combat wood-eating fungi, but also wood-loving insects.
Why treat your frame?
A wooden frame necessarily requires treatment. A natural material, wood must be protected so as not to be attacked by fungi or xylophagous insects such as termites.
If a framework is not treated, it is the structure of the house that risks being shaken. The treatment of a frame has a cost but it is much lower than the price of a frame renovation.
When to treat your frame?
The frame of a new house is generally treated before installation in order to meet EN 335-1, 2 and 3 standards. This means that the treatment will be effective for 10 years. You are therefore in principle quiet for the first ten years of the life of your frame.However, time passes and your frame can shelter unwanted and voracious guests, digging galleries inside the wood, without you noticing anything until disaster strikes. However, clues will alert you:
Lifetime of a carpentry treatment
The structural treatment is effective for 10 years. It is of course necessary to have chosen a resistant and pre-treated wood. Damaged beams and any water infiltration should also be repaired as soon as they appear and containment areas should be avoided in order to protect the wood from any attack.To guarantee the good condition of the frame, it is necessary to carry out a preventive treatment of your frame every 10 years.
If your frame is infested, you will have to take action to dislodge mushrooms and critters and above all to ensure that they do not come back. To do this, you will be able to choose between two methods:The technique consists of digging boreholes in the frame 9 mm in diameter, arranged in staggered rows and located 5 cm from the edges. The depth must reach 2/3 of the frame. The holes must be dispatched every 30 cm.Once the wells have been dug, they must be filled with anti-parasitic product using the nozzles of your cup gun. You can also use self-injection cartridges.
This method is intended for heavily attacked woods. It requires complete equipment (gloves, mask and overalls) for the person applying it due to the toxicity of the products.
It will also be necessary to think of eliminating the wet zones, the too infected zones will simply have to be replaced.