Controlling Moisture in Homes

As homes continue to be built tighter, there is a lot of focus on minimizing the potential for moisture intrusion into building assemblies from the exterior. This is a critical detail, but often forgotten in the design is adequate means of minimizing or controlling interior moisture. Come hear about changes that you may need to make to your standard HVAC practices as a result of how homes are being built. Learn about important strategies to create a durable home that manages moisture and prevents opportunities for mold and deterioration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how envelope tightness affects interior moisture conditions in homes and your liability risk.
  • Explain acceptable means of controlling interior generated moisture.
  • Understand what can happen if humidity is not controlled in tight homes.
  • List thermal bridges in a home that can result in interior condensation.

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