Insulation and air sealing can be difficult in a Cape Cod-constructed house. This unique construction produces problems with heat transfer from the roof to the rooms inside. The knee wall framing usually has built-in bookshelves, drawers and closets. The knee wall sits on top of the first floor ceiling joists, meaning that interior air is usually flowing under the knee wall. The tops of the knee walls usually aren’t sealed. Much more conditioned air than you’d like can flow up the wall slopes and out the attic cap. These spaces need to be sealed in order to effectively stop air infiltration.
Cape-style homes have their own personalities: cold upstairs in the winter, which become too warm in the summer. They are the most difficult homes to insulate because of all the different cold surfaces, with huge heat leakage from under the knee walls. Thankfully, the team at Home Insulation of Syracuse is prepared to handle your needs.