Cape Cod homes are common throughout South Central Pennsylvania. Originating in New England during the 17th century, Cape Cod style buildings are typically only a story-and-a-half in height and tend to feature a moderately steep roof design. Bonus rooms above the garage are a common feature in these homes. The design of these unique rooms come with their own challenges. Often times, they do not provide an energy efficient living space and can be drafty and uncomfortable.
These problems usually stem from a lack of effective air sealing, causing improperly aligned pressure and thermal boundaries.
Why is it important to insulate Cape Cods and Bonus Rooms?
In most homes, the garage is considered to be an unconditioned space. It's where we park our cars and where we tend to store chemicals that can emit toxic fumes. Naturally, it makes sense to ensure that this area is separated from our living spaces—especially the bonus room that sits above it. While air sealing plays a huge role in this, so too does insulation.
Insulating a Cape Cod or bonus room not only helps to ensure that fumes don't enter the living space, but it will also make it much easier to efficiently heat and cool the room. If you're used to experiencing temperature swings and drafts in your Cape Cod home, insulation and air sealing are the winning combination you're looking for.
Cape Code and Bonus Room insulation from Energy Smart Home Improvement
Here at Energy Smart Home Improvement, we work on Cape Cod homes and above-garage bonus rooms all the time. We have seen firsthand just how much impact insulation and air sealing can have on home comfort. Our team of BPI-certified, building science experts can help to make your home more comfortable, save you money on your energy bills, and ensure that indoor air quality issues don't threaten the health and safety of you and your family.