Originally Posted by greenstreak1946
yes, you are correct. Using concrete and metal roofing is the real solution but a lot of people can't afford that luxury. I am a building contractor and have been most of my life. I know places like Puerto Rico builds mostly concrete homes. Again it never gets cold there like in the Philippines. Even in the kitchen areas the isle for the sink and etc are made of concrete. The main thing is to dig down around a home and treat the soil so the subterranean termites can't live there. I am from Florida and it is bad here also but we do have our colder weather through the winter months and that helps.
Art you'd be amazed at the cost difference it's going to be a little more but it'll last, because the maximum a wooden beamed roof can with stand termites is (termites fly here
) about 10 years. So finding a good work crew is also important, it's almost worth it to do sections of the house then to add the wood again and another huge factor would be to try this during the dry season.