Condensation on windows / Guides

Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

What to look for when buying windows

...condensation will form on any surface whose temperature is 6°C or less. If you keep the room temperature at 21°C and 50% RH, condensation temperature will rise ...

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Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

How to install windows for the best performance and durability

...on. But they are only necessary during installation - once windows are screwed in place, they are supported and the blocks can be removed. If you are using...

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Icicles are an indication of heat loss, which can cause damage to insu
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter troubleshooting - are you ready for the cold?

...one. Different products bond to different surfaces. Note: The natural convection of warm air when it meets a cold surface can create the sensation of a dra...

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Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - Material options and function

...on; reasonably good insulation value; low maintenance; affordable. Cons: The environmental impact during production is significant. So much so that vinyl as...

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Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...windows will generate a lot more condensation and this can leave stains on the frame. (Significant condensation on windows can also be caused by high indoor rel...

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cold climat sk
Windows and doors

Skylights: an asset or a liability?

...condensation. Skylight leaks might be condensation: Since condensation occurs when warm, humid air meets a cold surface, warming that surface reduces ...

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The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapour barriers

...ontracts and squeezes out the moisture, leaving you with condensation. In order to prevent condensation from forming, a vapour barrier should be placed on ...

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Condensation on windows leads to mold and mildew in homes
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...on’t have cracked furniture, chapped lips or constant nose bleeds, and it’s not too damp for comfort, condensation or heat consumption. If you are in an ol...

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Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...onths when it becomes a burden on your comfort and energy consumption. Not only is it heat you don’t want, but your air conditioner has to work harder to counte...

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Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...ontinuities in the insulation, corner junctions, badly installed insulation (convective thermal bridges), concrete slab junctions at walls and balconies, servic...

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Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

...onditioned space, a sensation that you don’t get with walls of differing temperature as we don’t have regular or sustained contact with them. See our pages on t...

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