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Avoiding moisture problems when retrofitting Canadian houses to conserve energy

A. T. Hansen

Avoiding moisture problems when retrofitting Canadian houses to conserve energy

report for Energy, Mines and Resources

by A. T. Hansen

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Published by Energy, Mines and Resources Canada .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Vol. 1 Executive summary; vol. 2 Report; vol. 3 supplementary volume of appendices for report.

StatementHansen, A. T.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. (various pagings) $0.00 C.1 $0.00 C.2 $0.00 C.3.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17588900M
ISBN 10wln91759197

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  Some houses with open-cell spray foam installed on the underside of the OSB roof sheathing have had moisture problems. The OSB got wet and rotted. But where does the moisture come from? Moisture from above. The authors of the first paper cited a study in South Carolina where the relative humidity in the attic was way too high in summer - 80 to.   Since the "moisture drive" is from the inside of the house in the Winter, then we need to keep the moisture from entering the wall cavity in the first place. As a remodeling contractor, I have been faced with the problem of what to do with old farm houses framed with 2x4 walls.

  Cob Building is Not Appropriate For This Cold Climate. By Ziggy March 3, February 1st, It is a shame that you are having all these problems with your house, however it seems a little too much stating that cob building is not appropriate for cold climates like the one you are living in. Retrofit. The question often arises as to whether additional vents are required when adding insulation to the attic of an existing house. Retrofitting provides a good opportunity to inspect the attic for signs of moisture problems due to condensation.


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Avoiding moisture problems when retrofitting Canadian houses to conserve energy by A. T. Hansen Download PDF EPUB FB2

ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS HOME PERFORMANCE WITH ENERGY STAR WISCONSIN ENERGY STAR HOMES Controlling Home Moisture Problems For more information call or visit H omeowners are often concerned when they notice excessive condensation on windows,or water stains,mold and mildew on walls and ceilings.

into the house). As well, you should be aware that in some cases improving the airtightness of existing windows or installing energy-efficient windows can lead to increased condensation because moist air is trapped in the house.

Take steps to address the moisture problem by reducing the sources of moisture. The following strategies can help to prevent moisture problems: 1.

Eliminate unwanted moisture sources. For example: fix roof and wall or window flashing leaks; improve drainage around the house to keep moisture away from the foundation; immediately fix any plumbing leaks; and never dry firewood indoors.

Improve or replace windows. A lot of energy waste in old buildings is the result of overdue maintenance, so get the window panes fixed and clear out the gutters and drains that make walls damp and cold.

Do the cheap options that have the least impact on the building fabric first, eg: turning the thermostat down a degree. Controlling moisture can make your home more energy-efficient, less costly to heat and cool, more comfortable, and prevent mold growth.

Properly controlling moisture in your home will improve the effectiveness of your air sealing and insulation efforts, and these efforts in turn will help control moisture. The best strategies for controlling moisture in your home depend on your climate and how.

Moisture problems can cause damage to the home. Underground homes face moisture problems due to several reasons. The earth is more humid than the surrounding air so homes underground need to deal with this added moisture.

Moisture can also lead to mold. Graham: Yes, you can put your air handler and ducts in the crawl space and save energy. The problem you face there is moisture Thomas A.: Yes, getting builders to do this can be difficult but the paper discusses 4 alternatives for getting the ducts out of the envelope and the associated costs.

See pp. How NOT to insulate your house. Posted on Janu by T.D. Inoue. The result is a house that is less energy efficient and more prone to mold and rotten roofs because the ridge vent sucks the humid air out of the house and into the attic.

I’ve seen people introduce moisture problems by adding ventilation to houses that have. Builders have long known that heat claims the lion’s share of the energy consumed in Canadian homes: 57 percent of the total, compared with 24 percent for hot water, 13 percent for appliances and 5 percent for lighting.

They’ve also known that heat escapes wherever air escapes, mostly under doors or. The best way to avoid this problem is to install inexpensive air chutes to keep the space open. Newly insulated crawlspaces also need proper ventilation.

The standard procedure is to insulate the ceilings of unheated crawlspaces and the walls of heated : The Family Handyman. Homeowner’s Guide to Moisture and Humidity 2 3 Fix basement leaks. Make sure gutter downspouts direct water away from the foundation, and ensure that the ground adjacent to the house slopes away from your foundation.

4 Vent clothes dryers outdoors, avoid drying clothes indoors. The book includes a clear explanation of the underlying building physics and terminology; detailed information on key elements of Passivhaus: avoiding air leakage, designing out thermal (cold) bridges, moisture management, and ventilation strategy/5(11).

If all of these demolished houses were replaced with new, carbon-neutral houses and if the energy performance of existing houses was not improved, this turnover rate of housing (% per year) would achieve only about a 6% reduction in total residential carbon emissions by (10% by )—far less than that called for by climate : Allyson Wendt.

Moisture can be the nemesis of today’s more tightly-built wood-framed homes. Creating a tight building envelope is only one part of the equation in creating a high-performing, energy-efficient house — if it’s not coupled with strategies for letting accumulated moisture out of wall cavities, it can be a recipe for disaster.

For several years, NAHB’s Building Product Issues Committee. moisture problems in manufactured homes. It reviews the symptoms of typical problems, outlines preventive meas­ ures, and provides solutions pertinent to home design, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance. A home's ability to resist potential moisture problems is a result of many decisions made at different stages of the home's File Size: 1MB.

From your description of your plan, I don't see any reason why you will have moisture problems in your walls. However, your house will have energy-use problems. Thermal bridging through steel studs is such a serious problem that any cavity insulation is virtually worthless.

All you are going to end up with is 5/8-inch insulation for your walls. The R insulation standard for home building was born inas a reaction to the oil crisis in the s. It was state of the art then, but there's a new state of the art - innovative.

The ERV is a more complex type of HRV that transfers moisture as well as heat energy. That’s great news for Canadians, since our winters are usually cold and. In Septemberroofer Kevin Fischer, carpenter/painter Bill Coyle, and I were called to help out on an year-old, three-story, wood frame house located in southern New Jersey.

The house had a chimney-related moisture problem that had been worsening over a couple of years. We will need to make that roof more of a solid roof, not glass, to avoid over-heating in summer--that can be insulated, and can have passive solar air heaters to boost winter heating to the house.

Moisture problems are preventable. Unless the cause of the moisture problem has been identified and solved, mould will reappear. Once the moisture problem and its causes have been identified, they must be fixed. To prevent future problems, measures should be put in place to control sources of moisture in your home, for example.

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Each world has more than 20 groups with 5 puzzles each. Some of the worlds are: Planet Earth, Under The Sea, Inventions, Seasons, Circus, Continue reading ‘Housing moisture problem that .Insulating, along with sealing, all six sides of the net zero building envelope are fundamental steps in the construction of zero energy homes.

It is important to insulate the walls, floors and ceilings with types and thicknesses of insulating materials that fit the specific needs of each surface, and to design wall, floor and ceiling assemblies to accommodate those materials.