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Other Help, any Roofers give some info

Discussion in 'General' started by Mr Happy, 3 Oct 2010.

  1. smashie

    smashie Cupid Stunt

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    Can you post some photo's? Inside where the damp is, outside same area and an overall view of the room including the window(s)?

    M:)
     
  2. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Thanks for all responses, i really appreciate it:thumb:

    Ill try and get snaps when i get a chance, thing is with work by the time i leave and get back its dark, so may have to wait untill the weekend

    Once again thanks :thumb::clap::lol:
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    If it is double glazing there is a good chance this will cause damp in side. The thing is, double glazing shouldn't suffer from condensation. If it does then the panes aren't sealed properly and some has f*cked it up big time.
     
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  4. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Had a guy look around today, he says the roof is fine

    Must be the windows, Gonna chase this up with window company

    Thanks
     
  5. AstralWanderer

    AstralWanderer New Member

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    That would suggest condensation rather than a leak - especially if the problem gets worse in winter (colder air indoors meaning more moisture being deposited on walls and ceilings).

    However you would (or should) have seen condensation previously on the old windows (it forms on the coldest surface) - double-glazing will not by itself cause or cure condensation but simply move it to the next coldest surface (typically the walls adjoining the window).

    If condensation is the cause, an extractor fan in your bathroom (ideally with a humidistat so that it switches on and off automatically) would be the best choice - you would need to get a "qualified" electrician to wire it up but you could do the rest of the installation yourself (drilling the 10-15cm diameter hole through the wall will be the hardest part - you'll almost certainly need to hire a drill with a special diamond-tipped bit for this).

    Another option would be a dehumidifier - this would cost more (£200-300) to purchase and more to run, but it could just be left plugged in somewhere near the condensation (outside the bathroom though).

    The cheapest option would be to get into the habit of leaving the window open when taking a bath or shower. ;)
     
  6. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Thanks Astral

    I never really noticed condensation on my last windows as trickle vents were always open, i still cannot pin point it to the windows but i am aware the company i got them off have apparently been bust and opened under another name at least 3 times.

    I never knew any of this and wish i done some homework, nevermind i have them now

    Going to get trickle vents for a start, and maybe a fan for the bathroom

    Cheers:thumb:
     
  7. flintheart

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    The suggestion is great. It is better to use extractor fan to solve such problems.
     

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