Report on a Study of Wall Surface Condensation in Prairie Houses

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport, National Research Council Canada, Division of Building Research; Volume 16
Physical description45 p.
SubjectBuilding envelope
AbstractThe appearance of surface condensation is attributable to two possible conditions. 1. Increase in moisture content of the space. 2. Decrease in temperature of the wall surface. While it is not possible to rule out completely, in any given case, the possibility that the humidity in Alfol insulated houses may be higher than in rock wool insulated houses, sufficient evidence is presented to show that the surface temperatures on Alfol walls are sufficiently lower than on rock wool walls to explain the occurrence of condensation in the majority of cases in question.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number9204
NPARC number20331270
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Record created2012-07-18
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