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

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 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

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

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

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

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 fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...condensation. We have been running two demudifers in the room for some time and have not noticed any more moisture. The concrete is still exposed. No water has ...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 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

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...condensation on cold foundation wall in the winter during heating season and want to allow wall to dry in the summer . I am also a bit confused about smart re...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...condensation in the Rockwool in a house like mine? I found online pricing at Universe Corporation for the Delta Vent SA wrap, at $569 per 561 sq. ft rolls. I...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...Condensation forms when humid air meets a cold surface, so if there is condensation on a ceiling then there be either thermal bridging - a lack of insulation . ...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses