If you own an older Cape Cod home, you have my sympathy. If you’re the type of homeowner who regularly tackles DIY projects, you’ve probably spent weeks chasing air leaks with a foam gun, lying on your back in a cramped attic. And there's a good chance that, in spite of your efforts, your house still suffers from ice dams.
I’m sorry for your troubles. You deserve better.
If you are thinking of building a new Cape, it’s not too late to get the details right — as long as you’re still at the planning stage.