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 running down the windows: Condensation won't disappear on its own Condensation is potentially detrimental to health as it allows for mold and mildew growth Condensation can cause damage to homes and lead to costly renovations and repairs So, the question is – what should we do about condensatio...

Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...on against: seal failures; deterioration in the condition of the suspended films; accumulation of moisture within the glass unit; any appreciable deterioration in the thermal performance of the glass unit. Will suspended-film windows reduce condensation? Condensation on windows in homes is the product o...

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

Our top tips for buying high-performance windows

...condensation, which in turn ensures longer life for the product and smaller energy bills. • Consider also that if you maintain an indoor climate at 20°C and 40% relative humidity, 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 ...

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; we can't help much there. Repairing old windows: If your frames are in relatively good shape and the issue is air leakage, repair is not only possible, it...

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

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

...condensation which can be hard to stop , and in some cases it will turn to ice. This is particularly noticeable during periods of extreme cold, made worse by high indoor humidity and lower-quality windows. Winterizing your home: Condensation and ice on windows is a sure sign that your home needs checking over S...

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

...condensation on windows which can be hard to stop , wind-driven rain & snow, as well as a straight-forward downpour, in addition to being as Eco-Friendly as possible in the process. Preventing Water Leaks from Windows & Doors One thing is certain, water only runs downhill - unless that is it has a reason to do othe...

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

...onsideration the construction, design, and all performance values of individual windows to give you a rating of between 0 and 50 as to exactly how your window will perform. With windows, you get what you pay for: It has been said of windows, that the most expensive ones you can buy are the cheap ones . They won't p...

Real estate

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

...online to see what sort of performance rating they have. Windows: Look for any signs of mould around the bottom since this can indicate how well they were installed, even the quality. Poor-quality windows will generate a lot more condensation and this can leave stains on the frame. (Significant condensation on window...

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 home, don’t panic. What we write in these pages is meant to inspire ideas and solutions, not fear and anxiety. If you feel good, your air smells good and your ...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...condensation on windows Another benefit to SketchNanoGard that improves home durability is how it can prevent condensation from forming on window interiors by as much as 50% . Cold surfaces of windows act as a dehumidifier does, causing humidity from the air to condense into droplets then run down and damage window s...

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

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...condensation. In order to prevent condensation from forming, a vapor barrier should be placed on the warm side of your insulation to stop warm, moist air from condensing on a cold surface inside your wall. In cold climates like Canada, for most of the year the vapor barrier should be on the inside of the insulation...