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Old 2011-09-26, 12:30 PM
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could this by why people have had issues with their windows leaking and for condensation to appear in them?
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Old 2011-09-26, 02:43 PM
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Thanks Slvrado,

Does anyone know if the trouble come from air coming from the outside, or from moist air from inside the house hitting the (colder) glass?
I wonder if caulking applied around the window trim (inside where trim and wall meet) would help?

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Hi Irene,

Nope, apparently you can only get into that gap by removing the trim around the windows, filling the gaps, and replacing the trim.
That's a lot of windows! We would love to do it now, before they do the drywall but we certainly don't want to void the warranty. Too bad, because its the perfect time to do it. IT would be nice if we really had the choice.
I don't want to be messing with mouldy window frames in a year or two.
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Old 2011-09-26, 03:01 PM
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could this by why people have had issues with their windows leaking and for condensation to appear in them?
No. I don't think so. It is due to very poor windows manufactured by Decora which eventually fail. Here's the link previously discussed.http://www.buildinghomes.ca/communit...undial+windows

These are not custom homes. There is no way a production builder is going to spray foam around the window and doors. Stuffed batt insulation is the norm and is only what should be expected.

Yes applying caulking around the trim will help with any potential drafts.
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Old 2011-10-15, 06:29 PM
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mold could be caused because there is no fresh air going into the house.
Today's new homes are air tight and require some ventilation to expel excess moisture.
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Old 2011-10-15, 06:32 PM
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Purchased new Fenbrook Home in Alton Village but it is delayed due to this mound dirt on our Lot. I am afraid they will pour our foundation close to winter when temps are below freezing. Does anyone know if this can be a problem?
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