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

Why is there condensation in between 1.5" polyiso board and roxul insulation?

...condensation and a little bit of mold in between the bat and the polyiso. Did I do something wrong here? The humidity in my basement is 45%.

Posted by Tyler Norrie Feb. 9, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Basements improvements 0 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

Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?

...condensation from the cold air. What can we do...help! Concrete is a known heatsink. It will be hold heat for a longer period but will also hold cold too as the...

Posted by Barb Daluisio Jan. 12, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Basements improvements 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. Windows and doors 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

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

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...condensation on the inside widows. We assume this means our home is pretty air tight, although it does get very cold inside without running the EST heater. We...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. 0 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...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

Why is there mold on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...condensation between the vapor barrier and the particle board. The house had air conditioning going all summer. The mould is on the particle board on the south ...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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 21 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

...condensation in the space.) I don’t mind piecing XPS (Option 1) but I don’t think it will end up being as perfect as I’d like, especially if having a continuo...

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 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 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

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 like s...

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