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H.U.D. Releases Moisture-Resistant Homes Report

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From: HUD USER News

A new report titled Moisture-Resistant Homes, commissioned by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research and PATH (Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing), advances the goal of designing, building, and maintaining houses in ways that control and mitigate the damage caused by moisture. In the past, moisture control primarily meant keeping out rain, snow, and melting ice. Advances in housing technology require greater attention to managing interior moisture, including water vapor, in order to promote occupant comfort, protect indoor air quality, and prevent mold.

This guide identifies sound moisture management practices for all phases of the life of a house, from design through occupancy. Its 'best practice' recommendations, organized by building system, allow the reader to quickly review viable moisture control strategies. One can also browse a checklist of jobsite quality management steps that will convert good design intentions into realities. Finally, readers can follow the guide's room-by-room inspection protocols for preventing moisture damage. The report also lists additional sources of information and assistance.

The document can be downloaded at no cost by clicking here, while a printed copy can be ordered for a nominal fee by calling HUD USER at 800-245-2691, option 1.

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