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DuraVent Debuts Whitepaper On Preventing Moisture Problems in Direct Vent Gas Applications

DuraVent Debuts Whitepaper On Preventing Moisture Problems in Direct Vent Gas Applications

Moisture problems can be a frequent source of frustration. Unfortunately, most homeowners may not pay much attention until the damage is already done. Where is this moisture coming from, and how can it be stopped?

There are many different trades involved in residential construction. Plumbers, gasfitters, and electricians all routinely cut holes in exterior walls and up through attic ceilings, but the fireplace installer is usually responsible for the largest openings of them all. Not taking care to repair these openings properly will result in a world of hurt for the homeowner. Fortunately, in these cases, an ounce of prevention can save the homeowner gallons in damage.

Regardless of the region or season, condensation can occur when warm, moist air comes in contact with cool surface temperatures that are below the dew point. Cold air holds less moisture, so when this occurs, water vapor in the air will condense and collect on cool surfaces. Most of us have noticed the droplets of condensation that often collect upon a window’s exterior during summer mornings. This is the result of warm, humid outdoor air contacting the window’s surface, made cooler by air conditioning. In winter the physics are the same, but the circumstances are reversed. The moisture will collect on the window’s interior surface instead.

Read the full whitepaper HERE.
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