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savasteve

11:54AM | 11/10/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
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My windows are sweating very bad. I mean water builds up and gets all over the sill and window frame and makes a mess. I didn't notice it last year and the only thing I did different was replace my roof this spring and I added a ridge vent. My overhang has no vented soffet. Could this be my problem? I wasn't sure if it is a ventilation problem or not.

John Griffin

09:25AM | 12/05/03
Member Since: 12/04/03
2 lifetime posts
If adding the ridge vent is the only change you have major leakage in the ceiling and the occupied space.

I'm sure this is what you want to hear. Seal the vent, spray SoyFoam, a breathable If adding the ridge vent is the only change you have major leakage in the ceiling and the occupied space.foam under the plywood closing off all soffit vents, etc.

The good news is your energy bills will go down about 35% this year!!

Is it sweating because of heating inside?
Use DeHumidifier

Is it sweating when air conditioning?
add a Heat pipe before cooling vents, or change to variable speed air handler. These are ways to De-Humidify.

IF there is moisture there is water, so the only way to get rid of it is by ventilation and dehumidification. Keep the air circulating as the moisture is being taken out in one area.




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