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  1. Insulation
    Hi, This is my first post, and I'm a first time homeowner, so please bare with me. Background: The attic in my 1.5 story bungalow (or maybe you would call it a cape cod) is lacking in the insulation and ventilation department. The attic has knee walls and ceiling to define the conditioned...
  2. Remodeling
    We're looking into changing our ranch style roof to a Cape Cod style so we can have an attic instead of the existing crawl space. Can this be done and how much would it cost?
  3. Insulation
    Hello, hopefully someone will be able to help me with my renovation of a knee wall in a cape cod style house in Maryland (zone 4). I took some pictures to show you my situation. The general guidance seems to be that you would insulate the inside wall (#1) of the knee wall and the floor (#4...
  4. Insulation
    Hi all! New here-trying to learn. My 1950 Cape Cod house needs some better insulation. It has 3' knee walls, a sloped ceiling, and a mini attic. I put as much as I could in the mini attic a few years ago and it helped. But the ceiling walls on the slope are 2x4 walls with R11 (far less in...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have a Cape Code style house with a 7/12 roof pitch, so some of the ceiling in the 2nd floor bedrooms slope with the roof's pitch. I'm planning to put in a shed dormer on the back to accommodate a new bath upstairs. Does the pitch of the roof matter when planning for shed dormers? Is 7/12 too...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    We are looking at a new roof for our cape cod in central KY. It's just time for a new one. However, there is a tricky situation in how we're currently set up as far as insulation. The upstairs "room" is insulated, but so is the roof itself in between the rafters. There are no soffit vents or...
  7. Building & Construction
    I live in a cape cod and want to insulate the side attic (behind the bedroom kneewalls) to save a little money on energy. This side attic is about 30' by 6'. Right now there is about 4" of cellulose insulation between the joists in the floor of this side attic (the joists rise about 10"). There...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I live in north central Ohio, and have a cape cod style roof, 1 1/2 story structure. I purchased the home with the upstairs unfinished, currently it is like an attic, with cellulose insulation in the floor. It has eave vents, and some other vents (not ridge) along the top of the roof...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    I've been receiving roofing quotes on my 1930's cape cod home in RI. Here are some facts about our house: - Only venting currently are blocked off gable vents on either end of the house. Currently don't have any ridge vent or soffit vent. - Upstairs/attic is finished and is our bedroom with...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Our 1947-ish cape cod style home had the upstairs finished by previous owner. It gets really hot up ther in the summer, and I suspect the superheated space behind the knee walls has something to do with it. Also I've observed moisture in this space. However, just found out the bathroom was...
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