Condensation / Discussions

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...condensation on our windows just a part of living in Michigan in winter? Condensation on double-glazed windows in cold climates is fairly common unfortunately. ...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...condensation again. Please help me figure out what is causing this and how to fix it! Thank you Condensation in the home is bad news for sure, but for the momen...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...Condensation forms when humid air comes in contact with cold surfaces. So you will get more condensation with double-pane than triple pane, and more when the ai...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

We recently moved into a 15 year old home and have a smell coming from the basement. We had a mold inspector test and look everywhere and found no issues. We t...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...condensation issue? If I install 1” or 2” foam insulation board sliding them in behind the studs and directly to the concrete wall will this stop the condensati...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...condensation on the inside of the vapor barrier i.e. the side closest to the insulation. The vapor barrier is dry to the touch from inside the basement. The ans...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...condensation on inside of walls would vapor barrie paint help over the old paint. What type of house wrap and where do you put it under EPS or over EPS. Roger...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...condensation damage with paint bubbling up around it. And they let in a lot of heat in the summer. I'm on board that solar tubes are the better choice energy wi...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...condensation due to the highly conductive surfaces (and corrosion risks), plus radiant heat gain / loss. I hypothesize that, with condensation being so likely...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...condensation and mold forming on the insulation despite the crawlspace being ventilated with hatch doors. What have I missed? We have a water heater but no furn...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?

...condensation. There would be no problem adding a peel-and-stick membrane that covers interior spray foam , and it would definitely give you an excellent air sea...

Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...condensation and moisture in walls so I am fairly aware of the issues but still not confident in what is the best approach for exterior insulation on the walls ...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

I have a customer with frost problems whose home shows every stud from the outside on a winter day. Would you say their spray foam insulation has failed? It's ...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

We had a water leak in our basement earlier this year and when the contractors started pulling off damaged drywall we were disgusted to find that our basement ...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

I'm a tenant, not a homeowner, so I can't tear down drywall and reinsulate but winter is coming and drafts are already getting in. Is there anything I can do t...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...condensation and some mold on the roof boards. I will remedy this with insulation removal and fogging concromium. We are getting a new roof in a month and it wi...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...condensation under your vapor barrier can be a little disconcerting to look at sometimes and it may seem like something is wrong, but that’s only because it’s s...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...condensation/moisture that would be potentially trapped in there by a barrier would cycle on its own. Water vapor, condensation, evaporation - and 55% is above ...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses