Interstitial condensation / Guides

What is Interstitial Condensation? (And how to stop it!)
Walls and Roofs

What is Interstitial Condensation in Walls or Roofs? (And how to stop it!)

...interstitial condensation in walls and roofs. We’ve all heard of condensation, but has anyone ever heard of interstitial condensation? If you haven’t (or even if you have) have a read of the below. What is interstitial condensation? Interstitial condensation is a form of damp that occurs most often in winter when w...

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 can cause damage to homes and lead to costly renovations and repairs So, the question is – what should we do about condensation? How do we fix and prevent condensation in our homes? Condensation in homes – the basics So what is condensation? Condensation in its purest form is caused when humidity...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...interstitial condensation Polished concrete floors, stairs, window sills, doors, showers and countertops LED lighting (LED bulbs have an extremely long lifespan as well as being energy efficient) Triple pane fiberglass windows Stainless steel exterior door thresholds Asphalt waterproofing membrane under steel...

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

...interstitial condensation damaging wall structures . Moisture-impenetrable vapor barriers work great in winter and, before air conditioning and heavily insulated walls, they were relatively harmless in summer. But as homes are now better insulated and also cooled during hot months, that vapor barrier is on the wrong ...

How to Vent Roofs - the Methods, Vent Types, Fans
Walls and Roofs

Why Roofs need to be ventilated and how to ventilate a roof properly

...interstitial condensation (moisture in the air forming water droplets when coming into contact with a hard, cold surface) can be a problem. According to Denis, "When the outside temperature drops to about - 25 degrees Celsius, which is quite common in Canada and some Northern US states, even with R21 rigid insulation o...

How to insulate basements properly
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...interstitial condensation . The following basement insulation techniques listed here are designed to offer the most sensible and durable options for interior insulation, exterior insulation, or ideally, a combination of both. These assemblies have been designed to prevent moisture infiltration over the service life...