If you are looking to add some extra space to your home, a dormer roof extension may be the perfect option for you. Dormers are a great way to add headroom and increase the amount of living space in your home. In this blog post, we will discuss the process of adding a dormer roof extension, as well as the benefits that come with it.
What’s a dormer roof extension?
A dormer roof extension typically comes out of an existing roof slope. In most cases, there are windows included, but not always. A dormer extension can have a flat roof or a sloped one. Dormers come in many shapes and sizes, and they have been used on roofs for centuries. They were often used for servants’ room to add in daylight and ventilation.
The installation process
Adding a dormer roof extension is a relatively simple process and can be completed in a few weeks. The first step is to obtain the necessary permits from your local municipality. Once you have the permits, you will need to hire a contractor to complete the work. The contractor will first remove the existing roofing material, and then frame the new dormer. After the framing is complete, they will install the new roofing material and flashing. Finally, they will add any finishing touches, such as painting or staining the trim.
Benefits of dormer roof extension
There are many benefits that come with adding a dormer roof extension to your home. One of the most obvious benefits is the increase in living space that it provides. Dormers also allow for more natural light to enter your home, which can help to reduce your energy costs. In addition, dormers can add value to your home, making it a great investment for the future.
Dormers look and work best when they are kept in proportion with the rest of the house. When designed well, they can add to the character of the house. Think about the roofs of Amsterdam and how unique some of the old houses look. Dormers can scale the house up or down, depending on your requirements. They can make a house look less high on the outside or on the contrary, add height. And more importantly, you don’t always need to do a loft conversion to add a dormer. If there isn’t enough height, adding a dormer will provide extra daylight and a more interesting space. If possible, a pair of boxed dormers opposite each other gives you a much more usable space.
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