Humidity and Moisture Control in the Home
Moisture control is one of the factors that influence the success of your air sealing and insulation efforts. Many household activities such as bathing, cooking, and laundry work add moisture to the air, potentially leading to damage and encouraging the growth of harmful mold and mildew.
So what’s the best way to control moisture and prevent the problems it causes? Vinylume, one of the most experienced and successful experts in roofing in Fairfield, CT, discusses the top moisture control strategies for your home:
Moisture Control for Air Currents
Air movement accounts for more than 98% of all water vapor movement in your home. It usually finds its way in though gaps, cracks, and other openings in the building envelope. Your insulation plays a key role in sealing any unintended path for airflow, so that’s always a good place to start. You can boost the effectiveness of your insulation through proper ventilation. This is because you can’t block air movement completely, so rather than let it stagnate in your home, you simply let it out.
Moisture Control in Walls
Moisture usually seeps into walls either through fluid capillary action or as water vapor through air leaks. This can be due to damaged siding or low quality flashing. Moisture that remains on your walls for prolonged periods sets the tone for the growth of molds and mildew. Choose from our array of vinyl siding choices to keep moisture at bay. These siding come in various colors to complement the façade of your home, as well as boost energy efficiency within.
Moisture Control in the Foundation
This deals mostly with the quality of the materials in the structure of your home. If your roof and walls can’t control moisture effectively, it will find its way to the basement or foundation. The climate in your area is also a factor to consider, so make sure your home components like the roof and windows are fully functional. We offer a selection of windows and roofing in Greenwich, CT from brand manufacturers like Renewal by Andersen® and GAF®.
Let Vinylume help with your moisture and humidity control efforts today. We can give your home a thorough inspection to determine potential gaps, cracks, and holes. After that, we’ll provide a custom solution that works best for your home. Call us at 866-244-8029 or fill our online form for a FREE, no obligation consultation, and estimate.
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