Attaching a shed-dormer roof - Fine Homebuilding Question & Answer

Attaching a shed-dormer roof - Fine Homebuilding Question & Answer

A shed dormer can be the best way to add space to a one-and-a-half-story house, but not if it's designed poorly. In this "Drawing Board" article, designer Michael Maines shares his general guidelines for shed dormers, then describes three variations on the shed-dormer style: a flush dormer, whose face wall is flush with the wall below; a recessed dormer, which is set into the roof; and a Nantucket dormer, a hybrid design that includes a gable dormer on each end of the shed dormer.

A shed dormer can be the best way to add space to a one-and-a-half-story house, but not if it's designed poorly. In this "Drawing Board" article, designer Michael Maines shares his general guidelines for shed dormers, then describes three variations on the shed-dormer style: a flush dormer, whose face wall is flush with the wall below; a recessed dormer, which is set into the roof; and a Nantucket dormer, a hybrid design that includes a gable dormer on each end of the shed dormer.

Cape With Shed Dormer | ... sealing at base of 2nd story dormer (behind roof apron) - DIYbanter

Cape With Shed Dormer | ... sealing at base of 2nd story dormer (behind roof apron) - DIYbanter

what are shed dormer types how to build shed dormer

what are shed dormer types how to build shed dormer

Traditional Nantucket Dormer - to add to rear shed dormer and/or new one in front

Traditional Nantucket Dormer - to add to rear shed dormer and/or new one in front

Let me preface that this is not my house . Brian and I enjoy strolling the neighborhood admiring homes and to our surprise, Ava loves it, too.  Therefore, it has become a family activity. Our neighborhood is usually filled with old homes but this new build fits quite nicely here [edited to credit the builder Reuter/Walton and @peterssenkellerarchitecture]. Shed dormers are always a classic and add variation to the exterior.  And I'm loving the turning of colors on the leaves out front…

Let me preface that this is not my house . Brian and I enjoy strolling the neighborhood admiring homes and to our surprise, Ava loves it, too. Therefore, it has become a family activity. Our neighborhood is usually filled with old homes but this new build fits quite nicely here [edited to credit the builder Reuter/Walton and @peterssenkellerarchitecture]. Shed dormers are always a classic and add variation to the exterior. And I'm loving the turning of colors on the leaves out front…

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