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How to keep condensation from forming on shed ceiling?

This is the first question in what will become my WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! series. WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!! It comes with a good-sized aluminum shed. The seller told us that condensation forms on the ceiling during the winter (we have cool, rainy winters), so he kept everything in there covered with a tarp. I inspected the shed yesterday (WE GOT OUR KEYS!!), and did see some mildewy spots on the ceiling indicative of condensation. Is there anything I can do to prevent the condensation from forming? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Can you identify this mysterious building material?

Somebody left a piece of building material on our front porch this morning. We immediately assumed it had fallen off of our house somewhere but I can't see anything missing. Can AskMe identify what it is and where I should look? We're new homeowners and I'm growing paranoid that some critical piece of the weatherproofing has come off and I won't realize it until disaster strikes. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Waterproofing a wool coat

Can I scotch guard my coat? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jan 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Mildew city?

The house I'm renting has very little storage space inside but has a huge deck. How much damage would I do to my stored items to keep them in plastic Rubbermaid containers on the deck? It doesn't snow here but it gets quite rainy.
posted by Pomo on Dec 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Stay stuck dammit.

In search of clearcoat or other substance that will allow vinyl wall stickers to survive the elements of Canadian spring/summer/fall. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Aug 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Window air conditioners and winter: how do they mix?

I'm probably going to need to leave my air conditioner in the window during the '07-'08 winter, and I have a few questions about air conditioners and winter. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 22, 2007 - 16 answers

Help us weatherproof our house.

I need suggestions for inexpensive weatherproofing on our home. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Oct 17, 2005 - 10 answers

I don't want an insulation, just evaluation....

I'm trying to find a service that will come to our house and help us evaluate where we are leaking heat, so we can wrap the house up as tightly as possible against our pending $500+ per month winter heating bills. However, I can't figure out who to call to do this -- even the yellow pages are no help. Everywhere I turn directs me to people who will insulate our house, but we just want help in evaluating how to insulate it ourselves. Is there a service that does this? What might it be called? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Sep 14, 2005 - 12 answers

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