Issues & Remedies For Winter Home Humidity Problems

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus shared on 12.17.22.  

The best winter humidity levels take into consideration exterior temperatures.  As a rule, the colder it gets, the lower the house’s winter humidity level should be.  Use this guide to determine the right winter humidity setting in your home.

How To Lower Humidity In The Winter

  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Using your kitchen range hood when cooking and boiling water
  • Run bath fans while showering and verify they are not venting to the attic
  • Store firewood outside

Two Winter Humidity Problems

1. Window Condensation In The House

Window condensation in cold weather is the result of the home’s warm, humid air meeting the window’s cold surface.  When windows get moisture on them,

Avoid Costly Issues with Proper Attic Ventilation

Attic and home ventilation systems are topics homeowners rarely give much thought to, but did you know that failing to have correct attic air flow can cause many issues and costly damages?  Understanding how attic ventilation works can prevent a professional intervention.  Here’s what you need to know!

What Is Attic Ventilation?

Attic ventilation allows air to enter and exit the space.  In the summer months, roofs become hot because of their exposure to direct sunlight.  Proper attic air flow gives an outlet for heat gain and permits fresh air to filter into the attic.  Poor ventilation in the attic doesn’t allow for air to effectively move.

attic insulation

How Does Attic Ventilation Work?

Attic and home ventilation should take into account that warm air rises.  There are two main categories of roof vents that work together to ventilate an attic in addition to any necessary air sealing.

Roof Intake Vents


3 open plan kitchen extension ideas to bring the outside in this summer

As the hub of the home, modern kitchen spaces provide much more than a place to simply cook and eat these days. Used for spending time with loved ones, socialising, relaxing, and working, expansive kitchen extensions remove the barriers to the outside for a seamless flow through the space whilst cleverly using the outdoors as an extension of your kitchen.

Is an open-plan kitchen a good idea?

There are so many benefits to creating an open-plan kitchen it’s hard to know where to start! Here are just a few reasons why an open-plan kitchen is a good idea for your next home improvement project:

  • A better layout and flow of traffic
  • Lighter and brighter
  • You can socialise and cook at the same time
  • A multi-functional space that can be used for a wide range of activities
  • More appreciation and enjoyment of your home as a whole.

So, if you’re wondering

Which is better, conservatory, orangery, or extension?

New conservatories, orangeries or home extensions are 3 of the top home improvements homeowners plan to spend the most money on this year and the next. But which is the best option for you and your family? Well, carry on reading to find out!

What is the difference between a conservatory and orangery and an extension?

Black uPVC gable conservatory

Black uPVC gable conservatory

Typically, conservatories are mainly made of glass and attached to one side of a house. Separated from the rest of the building by external doors and windows, and fitted with its own independent heating system that’s controlled separately from the rest of the house, dwarf wall conservatories with a pitched glazed roof are a popular design variation in the South East.

Often featuring large windows and a flat roof with a glazed lantern, orangeries feature brick pillars and solid sections.

A home extension is a new room or building that’s

Which is better uPVC or aluminium patio doors?

More often than not, sliding doors are a reliable patio door replacement choice for a variety of home improvements that wish to take the eye further than the living space. Sliding to the side for effortless access between home and garden, natural light intake and cooling ventilation are maximised as well as kerb appeal.

So, you like the sound of sliding patio door replacements, but can’t decide whether uPVC or aluminium patio doors are right for your project…? Well, you’re not alone! Let’s explore the benefits of these popular patio door materials together.

What is the best material to use for patio doors, uPVC or aluminium?

White uPVC sliding patio door

uPVC and aluminium patio doors have quite a few things in common, most notably; they never need to be repainted and are both highly resistant to corrosion and rot. Largely a matter of personal taste, the following differences will help you determine the most