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...

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...

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...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...condensation when it arrives at a cool surface on the interior of your wall assembly, like your vapour barrier. The greater the differential in temperature betw...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...condensation Polished concrete floors, stairs, window sills, doors, showers and countertops LED lighting (LED bulbs have an extremely long lifespan as well ...

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...

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 ...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...condensation and moisture damage. A low-quality window will lose heat quicker than a higher quality triple-paned window ; they will also collect more condensa...

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...