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 ...

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

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...oney and keep wall structures in better condition, longer. Top Tips: For Well Fitted & Sealed Windows & Why It's Important: Attention to Detail is...

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

Winter troubleshooting - are you ready for the cold? 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...

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...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help

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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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 ...

Real estate

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

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...

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 ...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...oned 'money saving' recommendations to downgrade from triple-pane windows to just double-pane windows, and reducing basement slab insulation to as little as the...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...on, transportation and manufacturing. The reason for building a more efficient house is to either save money, save energy, or both. If the construction of ...