Title: Insulating raised floors in hot, humid climates: research findings on moisture management
Author: Glass, Samuel V.; Carll, Charles G.; Reichel, Claudette Hanks; Shupe, Todd F.; Wu, Qinglin; Curole, Jay P.; Voitier, Matthew D.
Source: Pub. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service) ; 3187. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 2011: 11 p.
Description: We generally want our homes to be safe, durable and comfortable – all while requiring reasonable amounts of energy for heating or cooling. The last thing homeowners want is to find mold or decay in their homes. The key to preventing growth of mold and decay fungi is proper moisture management. It also is essential for preventing corrosion of nails and screws that hold the structure together and avoiding expansion/contraction damage such as cupping or buckling of wood flooring.
Keywords: Wooden buildings, testing, moisture, temperature, dampness in buildings, wooden floors, wooden-frame buildings, wood moisture, thermal properties, thermal conductivity, heat conduction, floors, heat transmission, insulation, humidity control, buildings, environmental engineering, building materials, environmental aspects, moisture control, raised floors
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Glass, Samuel V.; Carll, Charles G.; Reichel, Claudette Hanks; Shupe, Todd F.; Wu, Qinglin; Curole, Jay P.; Voitier, Matthew D. 2011. Insulating raised floors in hot, humid climates: Research findings on moisture management. LSU AgCenter Pub. 3187. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Agricultural Center: 11 p.
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