5 Keys to Managing Condensation in Your Post Frame Building
Angie Dobson

By: Angie Dobson on March 8th, 2018

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5 Keys to Managing Condensation in Your Post Frame Building


“It’s the little things” – it’s a phrase we hear so often to express how little things build up over time to make a difference. Sometimes it’s a positive difference as in a kindness, or someone looking out for another. But it can be said about troublesome issues that accumulate over time.

Condensation is a lot of “little things” that can be a big issue in a building. That’s why FBi is dedicated to applying the science and engineering necessary to proactively manage condensation.

Water vapor condenses when warm, moisture-laden air contacts a cool surface. Take for example the underside of a steel roof. Low-temperature air does not hold as much moisture as warmer air. Thus, when the warmer air hits the steel of the building and cools, the excess humidity turns into water droplets and drips in your building.

But what’s a little moisture? Left unattended, under-managed or unattended, condensation can lead to a host of problems that cause deterioration to your building. Reducing the moisture inside a building dramatically reduces condensation risks. It’s about managing an environment and it starts with pre-construction planning.

Five Keys to Managing Condensation:

  1. Site preparation
  2. Drainage
  3. Other moisture sources
  4. Ventilation
  5. Roofing backer options

Disclaimer: While upfront planning can reduce the probability of condensation problems, we cannot guarantee a condensation free building due to uncontrollable variables.

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Do you have more questions that are not covered in this article? If you need help designing and planning, please contact FBi Buildings at 800.552.2981 or click here to email usIf you are ready to get a price, click here to request a quote and a member of our customer engagement team will help you determine the next steps of your project.

About Angie Dobson

Angie graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Prior to joining the FBi team, Angie was a kitchen and bath sales consultant in Lafayette, IN. In 2012, she started with FBi as the Inside Sales/Marketing Assistant. Today she holds the role as Marketing Project Manager. Angie grew up in a farming community and has always enjoyed helping her family on the farm. A past 10 year 4-H Member, her passion for livestock pursued her to take a career in the agriculture field. Her and her husband live in Northwest Indiana with their two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor leisure activities and spending time with friends and family.