A Guide to Help Protect Your Home From Heat and Humidity Damage
Aug 03, 2020 09:30AM
Damage from heat and humidity can be a scary thing. Unlike a storm, the damage can be done slowly over long periods of time, and you won't know about it until it's too late.
It’s one of those things where you can’t see it," Les Thorpe, owner of Thorpe Construction and Management Company in Virginia Beach, Va., told weather.com. "Because you can’t walk around the inside or the outside [and notice anything] until it’s too late. All of a sudden you see mold build up on your walls."
Not only can heat and humidity challenge the integrity of your home's structure, but it's outcome (think mold and mildew) can lead to health issues and possibly even termites. " It may take a while for that to happen," Thorpe said. "It’s a slow process, but once it starts, it’s a hard thing to really stop."