Condensation Posts

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 Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 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

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...condensation, or a leak letting in rain water. If you regularly see them in a certain area, look for signs such as tiny piles of wood fibers that looks lik...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Vapour barrier vs air barrier

Hi, I have an open beam house (no attic access) built in 1962. I live in cold, dry Edmonton Alberta. My low slope roof doesn't leak, however about once a year ...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...condensation on the cold walls of the pipe, which protects nearby building materials from the risk of any water damage. Here is a page from the Canada Mort...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mould in a bathroom?

...condensation at the best of times, that is made even worse by being in an unventilated bathroom. Whether that is causing the mold on the ceiling is tough t...

Posted by Anonymous Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 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 Anonymous 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. Hi Anomika There would be no problem adding a peel-and-stick membrane that covers interior spray foam, and it would definitely give you an ex...

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

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

...condensation forming as warm, humid air come in contact with those tubes. That, combined with any organic matter that may find its way in (which can be as littl...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

I have a newly built home (3 years) that is extremely well-insulated and airtight house that had a blower door with results near 1 ACH. I am thrilled with it i...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

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

...condensation on the inside of the vapour barrier i.e. the side closest to the insulation. The vapour barrier is dry to the touch from inside the basement. Hi Da...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Dense Pack Cellulose Wall insulation

...condensation because of the longer constant temperatures and the greater temperature differential between inside and out. In this situation, it is recommended t...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
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