What is it that causes high humidity in newly built homes

Moisture condensation occurs quite frequently while I was in the first heating season of a newly built home, but this happens regardless of your wood frame construction type.

  • The condensation may come off much like a fog on your windows and may even freeze on your glass, moisture condensation most likely appears on windows instead of walls, as glass surfaces contain the lowest temperature compared to other interior surfaces of your home…

And as the warm, moist air gets in contact with your cooler glass, condensation will occur, you have to turn your heating, ventilation and A/C plan on for the moisture to dissipate. As the Winter season comes and goes, one of the central prevalent challenges new homeowners face is understanding the increased humidity levels inside their newly built homes. New homes usually have freshly poured concrete that requires time to cure officially. The wood products used to construct your cabin also expel moisture into your atmosphere. Decreasing the humidity levels indoors, controlling your humidity levels inside your newly built cabin may be taxing over the first year or 2, however it gets better as the condensation on windows reduces as years pass by. Moisture condensation may also accumulate in your new cabin after the first year due to everyday living. This week’s homes are built so tightly, making them more susceptible to retain moisture from bathing, cooking, heating with fossil fuels, drying clothes, and even breathing… However, proper ventilation in a cabin will help maintain the proper moisture levels indoors. Balancing safety and comfort, excessive moisture in your new cabin could also be caused by the external conditions of your home, such as bad exterior grading, high winds while I was in heavy rains, and a high water table.

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