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Condensation, Dew Point and Winter

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Most people know in a general sense what condensation is, and some may even have an understanding of its cause given their experience and perhaps a recollection of high school science.  These same folks may also know that there is a connection between condensation and the terms “dew point” and “relative humidity,” but that is usually where most people’s knowledge …

Photograph 1: Photograph of an ice dam.

Ice Damming: Detection, Cause & Prevention

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Ice dams and their resultant leaks can be an expensive and even chronic problem in those regions where snow-covered roofs are a common occurrence. To understand their detection, cause, and prevention requires some understanding of the dynamics of a structure’s construction, insulation, and ventilation. Ice dams most commonly make their presence known when the owner or tenant of a shingle-covered …