Condensation on windows / Guides

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...condensation? How do we fix and prevent condensation in our homes? Condensation in homes – the basics So what is condensation? Condensation in its purest ...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...only one window on a wall may stand out, and replacing the windows on only one wall of the house may stand out. That's unfortunately your own demon to chase off...

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

...windows and doors in a home , it's essential to put comprehensive strategies in place to manage moisture in all forms, being air leakage, condensation on window...

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

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...Windows: Pros: Resistant to moisture, insects, corrosion; reasonably good insulation value; low maintenance; affordable. Cons: The environmental impact du...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for 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 ...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are 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 the a...

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

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...windows. Winterizing your home: Condensation and ice on windows is a sure sign that your home needs checking over Solutions: You can buy a hygrometer (t...

Frost in attic
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic?

...onditioned space of your home is, the more condensation you will have in the attic. You can reduce humidity by remembering to use bathroom and kitchen fans wh...

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...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...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...