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Don’t Let the Rain Come In – Why Roofs, Walls, Windows And Doors Fail

Toronto Condo News
Publication date:
June 24, 2021
Article Summary: 

Keeping the rain out of a home requires all parts of a building façade to work together. Solutions range from spot repairs to complete replacement. Insulation and dehumidification systems can help prevent condensation and reduce energy use. Water vapor condenses on low temperature window and sill surfaces and can adversely affect durability and stability. Water vapor and air movement can introduce contaminants, pollution, spores, and combustion particles to areas where they can be dangerous. Heat recovery systems prevent this and reduce the cost of maintaining a building at comfortable temperatures. Caulking may be an inexpensive solution. Mechanical systems that make best use of natural air movement offer the best energy management. Properly controlling water vapour and air movement leads to improved energy efficiency, greater occupant comfort, and fewer building maintenance issues.


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Toronto Condo News
Don’t Let the Rain Come In – Why Roofs, Walls, Windows And Doors Fail
June 24, 2021
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