Ice on windows / Discussions

Should our HRV keep our humidity lower than 40%, even in the cold months?

...on all levels, even though the HRV is set to Max. Is it possible that it is not functioning properly? Thanks in advance! The thing about condensation on windows...

Posted by Kim Clement Feb. 8, 2021, 5:43 p.m. Ventilation 5 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...oncerned about is the only exterior wall in the apartment, it has one window and one door. And it's in my bedroom so appearance isn't that important (I'll shut ...

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

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...ondensation on walls and windows - what causes it and how to fix it This page as well about winter preparations covers the topic of condensation forming on wa...

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

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...on’t affect the wall’s ability to dry. For that reason if you wanted a simple "one size fits all" exterior insulation skin option but don't want or aren't able ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...windows and other installations - all done seemingly DIY so I have no idea if they are well sealed to the interior drywall. After research on this site and ot...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...ondensation on insulation side of VB in two areas, about ten feet each, one on an original basement wall, one on a section of new. Condensation was ground-level...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 39 Responses