Extreme Weather Hits Home

Extreme Weather Hits Home

Protecting your Buildings From Climate Change

Book - 2007
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Perseus Publishing

We know how to prepare our homes for each seasonal change, but do we know how to prepare for climate change? Violent weather events like floods, tornadoes, ice storms, and hurricanes only tell part of the story. Climate change is frequently more subtle, but its effects on our homes and properties can still be devastating.

Nearly 50 percent of North America has a potential for structural damage from shifting moisture in expansive clay soils, a condition that is already costing billions of dollars each year. Humidity is projected to increase, trapping moisture in wall cavities and resulting in deterioration. As the climate changes and moisture levels adjust, there are a number of proactive steps that can be taken to prevent or lessen expensive repairs.

Extreme Weather is the only book of its kind that shows how to protect your home or business from climate change by focusing on the following areas:

  • Risk and causal assessment, due to region and soil
  • Extreme weather’s rapid and slow effects
  • Site, foundation, wall, and roof considerations and modifications
  • Insurance options
  • Anticipated changes for the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Our homes are one of the most expensive investments we will ever make. They are also our refuge from the elements, and we must protect them so they can protect us. This book is a valuable resource for all property owners.

John C. Banta is an indoor environmental consultant with twenty years of experience in building biology, building science, and indoor environmental quality.


How to spot early warning signs of costly climate change damage to your home.


Publisher: Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2007
ISBN: 9780865715936
0865715939
Branch Call Number: 693.8 BAN
Characteristics: xix, 235 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm.

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