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Idea House Build: Let the Light In | Cottage on the Cape (E2)

In episode 2 of the Idea House Build: Cottage on the Cape series, Matt explains the roof layers that will be installed after the last of the sheathing goes down, and Pete installs a Velux skylight. Back on the ground, a Bilco ScapeWell gets installed for egress and added light in the basement.

Previous episode: Idea House Build: Cottage on the Cape (E1) | Next episode: Idea House Build: All Dried In on the Cape (E3)

In this episode:

Dry-in is almost complete at the Cottage on the Cape. Matt explains the multi-layered roofing system that will be installed when the sheathing is completed. With the sheathing over the ADU finished, Chris joins Pete on the roof to see how the skylights will fit in with the layers and learn how the opening will be made water-tight. Back on the ground, a ScapeWell gets built along the side of the house for additional egress and provide natural light to the finished end of the basement, and Chris jumps in to help with the install.


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About the Idea House Build Series:

Join This Old House Pro2Pro Editor Chris Ermides as we chronicle the build of the 2020 Idea Houses in two new video series, Idea House Build: Cottage on the Cape and Idea House Build: Farmhouse in Fairfield County. Follow along as we document everything from breaking ground to the home transformation journey, as well as inspire and educate about the latest products and trends in the industry.