A dormer is a structure that projects out from an existing roof on your home, which has its own roof, and often windows as well. “Homeowners typically add dormers to their roof for one of two reasons; the first being purely decorative, to create more interest in the home’s exterior by visually breaking up the roof line,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Lee, “The second reason is for functional and decorative purposes – to create interest on the exterior while adding more space to the second level of their home.”
“If you’re considering adding dormers to your home, be mindful that they do present a structural impact on the home, which will play a role in the cost to add them to your particular home,” commented Leslie, “Also, they range in size and shapes, so depending on what you’re looking to achieve you might be pleasantly surprised with the cost.”
If you’re planning to add on to your home or contemplating a renovation project, you can set up a time with Leslie to talk about the possibilities. You can also learn more about additions, kitchens or other remodeling projects at an upcoming workshop. Check out the photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for even more home tips and inspiration.