Condensation / 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 ...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...condensation, mold growth and rotting wall structures. The following basement insulation techniques listed here are designed to offer the most sensible and du...

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

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

...condensation and mold in walls. Most of the problems that a home will face during a deep freeze are moisture related in one way or another. Extreme difference...

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 ...

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...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...condensation on windows was common place and hard to stop . This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assis...

Real estate

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

...condensation and this can leave stains on the frame. (Significant condensation on windows can also be caused by high indoor relative humidity , the cause of thi...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...condensation points - both factors in producing a moldy, unhealthy basement. The ideal Basement wall assembly to prevent mold growth: Install two inches o...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...condensation point at a dangerous place within the wall assembly, or preventing internal moisture from the occasional leak in the exterior skin from running awa...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...condensation. This is a very efficient combustion system, somewhere in the area of 90% to 97%. There is also very little loss during the transmission of heat en...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...condensation they may cause. This is why if you have a newer home with a vapor barrier, you may be better waiting until the exterior siding needs replacement th...