Homeowners are increasingly looking to reduce the monthly costs of running their home by improving their building’s energy envelope. As the summer temperatures rise, you can maximize your home’s energy efficiency by focusing on the following areas.
The key to preventing damage by moisture is to understand how water vapor interacts with building materials. Building materials absorb airborne water vapor and, if the material is cold enough to be below dew point, condensation occurs. We don’t want either condensation or absorption to occur, so there are two principles to adhere to avoid water damage, mold and mildew.