Dormers are structural elements of a home or building that extend outward from the roof. There are a variety of different dormer styles used in traditional home design, the most popular styles include:
- Gable A gable is the most traditional type of dormer and serves multiple purposes including keeping water away from the window and adding vertical headroom. These dormers are often found in groups of three or four across a home's roof line.
- Eyebrow Eyebrow dormers are either triangle or half-circle shaped and serve primarily to add architectural detail and natural light.
- Shed It is sometimes hard to tell the difference between a shed dormer and a second story. Shed dormers are often as long as the entire roof line and add significant space to the inside of a home.
Traditional Exterior via Houzz
- Segmental A segmental dormer boasts a arched roof line and is similar in scale and size to a traditional gable dormer.
- Hipped A hipped dormer is often associated with classic Craftsman design. They are usually centered on the roof line and add significant visual interest to the outside of the home.
Traditional Exterior by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers TEA2 Architects
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