Construction Performance Guidelines
CONDENSATION IN COLD ROOM/CANTINA
Cold rooms shall be built in accordance with the Building Code, and shall be adequately ventilated to reduce the likelihood of condensation on interior surfaces.
One-Year – Ontario Building Code Violations · Damage caused by dampness or condensation due to failure by the homeowner to maintain adequate ventilation is excluded from the statutory warranty.
Cold rooms not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.
Condensation in cold rooms occurs when warm moist air comes into contact with a cold surface. The frequency of condensation may increase under the following conditions which are not warranted: - Ventilation openings are blocked by homeowner; - The door to the cold room has not been fully closed; - The cold room is exposed to sun.