Converting Attic Knee Wall Space to Insulated Closet
I have an uninsulated attic knee wall space that I would like to convert to an insulated closet. I have attached a picture of what I would like to do and here are the steps I am planning to take:
1. Take out the insulation from behind the drywall.
2. Move that insulation to the slanted rafters with air flow spacers between the plywood and the insulation. I probably will need to purchase more insulation since I don't think the insulation from behind the drywall will be enough.
3. Put in vertical studs that connect the slanted rafters to the floor. This would be the backbone to a small vertical wall.
4. Put insulation between the built studs. Do I need anything behind this insulation? I suppose it will stay in place because it is squeezed between the studs, right?
5. Install paneling to cover insulation on the slanted rafters, the new vertical wall, and the back of the drywall wall.
6. The small door that allows access to the space has a gasket seal on it. I would then remove that gasket and probably shorten the door some to allow for air circulation into the new cloest.
Does anyone see a problem with what I am proposing? I am planning to use 3/16" thick paneling to finish the closet. Do I need drywall or something else between the paneling and insulation? I suppose I need to caulk the seams of the paneling to seal the room, no? Thoughts?