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Attic Condensation Podcast: Attic Condensation - Tim Carter, the founder of AsktheBuilder.com, talks with Marvin who lives in Lexington, KY about his pesky attic condensation. Marvin notices it forming on the tips of the nails protruding through his roof sheathing. Home Improvement and Home Construction Podcast Photos, Links and Great Stuff: Related Links: Frost […]

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Many homeowners experience window condensation in the winter. Condensation can form on windows, walls, ceilings, the underside of roofs, and more places. Condensation on windows comes from the water vapor inside your home. Homes that are sealed-up, so they are more energy efficient, can produce condensation on windows.

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Condensation on new windows makes homeowners angry. New windows are not supposed to get wet inside. But new windows often seal air leaks and a tighter house means elevated humidity.

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House Wrap and Vapor Barrier TIPS House wraps go on outside surface of house under siding Vapor barriers go on warm side of wall - See Below WATCH videos below for help Great improvements in newer house wraps CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Janice Rozier, who lives in Folkston, GA, sent […]

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Crawlspace Encapsulation TIPS Lots of incorrect info out there Bare soil pumps up water constantly  Rectangle vents all but worthless Cover soil with special plastic CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: My head is spinning from all of the conflicting information I'm seeing online about crawl space encapsulation. Should it […]

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Bathroom exhaust fans can dump cold air into rooms if they are not installed correctly. There are several places the cold air enters the bathroom fan exhaust pipe and room. Inferior, low-quality fans are often the problem.

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The Santa Fe Advance 2 is a great dehumidifier. How do you judge such things? Easy. The first thing to look at is how much water will it remove from the air in a 24-hour period. The Advance 2 by Santa Fe is rated at 90 pints of water.  If you remember your grade school […]

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Judy Lazo has basement walls that are flaking away in Haddon Township, NJ. She can tell the story better than me; "I own a home that my ex and I bought in 1997. There was never a problem with water in the basement and still isn't. There is a french drain and sump pump. Around 1999, […]

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