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- Correct any drainage issues before construction starts and divert rainwater away from your home.
- Select water- and mold-resistant building products, as well as climate-appropriate insulation and vapor barriers, especially around pipes, ducts, attics and crawl spaces.
- Make sure your HVAC system is appropriately sized for your home.
- Use the exhaust fans installed in your kitchen and bathrooms to ventilate moist air out of these areas.
- Keep an eye on caulking around doors and windows. A tight seal will help keep your home’s humidity in check.
- Incorporate well-designed rooflines, overhangs and other elements that will reduce your home’s exposure to inclement weather.