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Old 03-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Is this picture of mdf damage a result from too much humidity?

Hi everyone. Hoping you can help me out. We are looking at buying a new home, that is only 1 year old. It is a high-end home. It has some obvious humidity problems in the house, including mould on window, water stains on window casing, pink bacteria/dirt on door jams, and all windows have cracked/separated caulking between the windows and the window sills. These are all repairable and the current home owners have turned down the humidity at this point.

The biggest concern is the MDF trim around a few windows/doors. I have attached a picture of the bubbled paint appearance. In one of the bathrooms it has run up both sides of the mdf around the door and across the top. The pain has a bubbled/lumpy appearance. Is hard to touch. And does not feel wet. The surrounding walls do not seem to be affected.

I have attached a picture of one of the boards. Can ANYONE tell me what would cause this problem? So far we haven't been able to get any answers whether it's humidity related or something altogether different. Thanks.



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Old 03-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Don't see no pic.


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Old 03-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Link didn't work---

Have you gotten into the attic yet? Could be the source of the moisture also---
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