"There's no sign of condensation on my windows."

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Finger Lakes, NY

 

We're able to enjoy complete control over temperature and humidity in our new home. The air quality is much better and I haven't felt a single draft. We're using less energy too.

Sometimes the Beluzzi family — parents Doug and Donna, along with kids Stephen and Mark — felt more like they lived in a swamp than in the beautiful Finger Lakes District of New York State.

Their 100-year-old home suffered from serious moisture and humidity issues.

"The condensation on the windows in the wintertime would get so bad, it would run down the glass like a little river," says Doug. "We thought we had leaky windows, so I did caulking on the exterior, but the problem was that the inside surface of the windows was cooler than the walls."

With baby number three on the way, the Beluzzis decided to upgrade.


Working with their new homebuilder, they chose an HP+ Wall system with a continuous air/weather resistive barrier to stop the uncontrolled air leakage that plagued them in their old home.

Advanced framing and insulation materials and high-efficiency comfort conditioning equipment rounded out the home's features.

"We're able to enjoy complete control over temperature and humidity in our new home," reports Doug. "The air quality is much better and I haven't felt a single draft. We're using less energy too. Best of all, our builder was able to make our ultra-modern house look like it belongs beside the century homes in our town."

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