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    Default excess moisture

    How do I find out where the condensation on my windows is coming from? I live in central Illinois in a small one story house (no basement) built in the mid-50's. It was extensively remodeled about 3-4 yrs before I purchased it 2 yrs ago. It has a new roof, new siding, new blown-in insulation in the attic, and new windows. The humidity measures around 45-50%, but I have a significant amount of condensation on the inside of all of my windows. When it gets exceptionally cold, condensation also forms on the ceiling along the outer walls.
    Last edited by diy_guy_123; 01-16-2009 at 01:33 AM.

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    Default Re: excess moisture

    Condensation forms whenever warm moist air comes in contact with a cold surface. Air leaks around the ceiling is probably making cold spots on the wall. You reduce the condensation by reducing the humidity level in the house with a dehumidifier. Check for missing insulation near the top of the wall and adding storm windows may help also.
    Jack
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