Blog > Category Post > Posted: 2017-Nov-08, Updated: 2020-Sep-21
How to prevent condensation problems
Three steps that you can take to try prevent condensation issues from occurring in your home.
It's not always your window's fault.
- Monitor and adjust generated humidity levels in your home to recommended levels
- Promote good air circulation in your home by opening blinds and drapes and directing heat towards walls and windows
- Promote good ventilation in your home by using bathroom fans, ensuring dryer vent hoods are sealed and unobstructed. Occasionally open two windows at opposite sides of the house for a couple of hours
Condensation Prevention Factors:
- *Energy-efficient windows are less likely to have condensation
- Installation of the window frame as close as possible to the interior finish
- Insulation of the space between the window frame and the opening around the perimeter of the window
- The seal between frame and opening on the exterior and interior
- Ensure window treatments do not inhibit or impede the movement of air at the surface of the window
- Make sure basement is well-drained and protected against excessive moisture
- Ensure crawl spaces are covered with 0.15mm (6 mil) polyethylene
- Avoid drying firewood in the house
- Avoid hanging laundry inside the home
*Best of combined ratings will ensure maximum energy-efficiency
- look for highest CR-value
- look for lowest U-value
- look for highest R-value
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