Dormer windows are windows found on the sloped side of a roof, bringing natural light into the space with a vaulted ceiling. Dormer windows first appeared in residential roofs in sixteenth Century Britain. The word dormer comes from the French dormeor, which suggests “sleeping space.” This type of window has a vertical orientation and is placed on a wall protruding from the roof. Dormer windows usually have their own little roof above them.
If you’re considering adding dormer windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver offers a study of their pros and cons that may help you in making a decision.
Source of light – Having dormer windows installed can help bring natural light into a space. This can help improve the overall environment of the area.
Ventilation – Additional windows mean additional airflow – aerating a space can also help make the area more livable.
Overall design – Dormer windows (i.e. double-hung windows) break up the long vertical line created by the roof, adding an extra flair to the appearance of your home.
Professional installation required – If you want to install dormer windows, it is not a DIY project. You should hire a pro to help you because the task is dangerous, given that the installation will take place in an elevated, limited area.
Increased leak risk – Having additional elements in your house also means an increased risk of damage. Dormers penetrate the main roof of your home so leakage and water damage may take place after some time.
The cost – Installing additional windows will cost you money. It is best to look into the proposals and estimates and decide if the benefits will match the cost presented to you.
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