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Dormer Windows

You’ve seen dormer windows before. They are the windows built into the roof of a house. These windows are seen as the “eyes” of a home sometimes. They give character to homes and provide excellent lighting and ventilation. Basically, they’re perfect for homes converting the attic into a room, and they work well to add value to your home.

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Are dormer windows worth it?

Dormer windows are beautiful windows that extend from the roof of a home. Their beauty is the most apparent benefit to anyone that’s seen them. But there are plenty of other reasons to get dormer windows for your home. Take, for example, the extra headspace you’ll have in the room. Pushing the window outward will give you more space in the room which can be used for comfort, more decorations, or extra storage. 

Dormer windows also add character to your home. These windows are typically added onto traditional houses. The design adds to your home by fleshing it out. Dormer windows are always appreciated in a neighborhood with traditional-style homes. 

And one of the best benefits of dormer windows is that they add value to your home. Some people order dormer windows just for the style, but that’s a small percentage of people. Most people order dormer windows when converting the attic into a loft. A new room without windows just won’t do, so that’s where dormer windows come in. These windows add value by providing character, more lighting, and ventilation to your home. Most people who view the house will appreciate the extra headroom in the loft, meaning you can add more numbers to your sale price!

How much does it cost to add a dormer window?

Now that you know the benefit a dormer window offers your home, you’re probably wondering, “What does it cost to put in a dormer window?”  The average installation cost varies. These prices are national, but they won’t vary too much. The most significant variance will be the building permits. Permits can cost extra money in the Westchester County, Fairfield County, and Putnam County areas.

Another price variance is your roof’s material and the dormer window type. Flat dormer windows use fewer roofing materials than Gable dormer windows. If you want multiple dormer windows, we recommend you budget a large enough amount to cover the estimate plus a little extra.

Help us help you. Call us, and we can have one of our installers come out to quote you. Installing dormers can be a taxing DIY project, considering you’d be working in the elements on a roof. A slip or fall could cause an injury. And that’s not even mentioning that installing the dormer window incorrectly could cause structural damage to your home, leaks, and more. These windows require the utmost precision to be built right. That’s why you need a professional. You need Windows By Toll’s expert Dormer window installation team! Click here for a free quote for your dormer windows installation and replacement. 

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Do I need permission for a dormer window?

You may or may not need permission to have a dormer installed. It all depends on the size of the dormer windows. Say, for example, the dormer windows you want are set back at least 20cm from the eaves, and it doesn’t sit higher than your original roof. This would be considered permitted development.

If your dormer window is more than 20cm and higher than your original roof, then you will need building permission. In this case, the project will be labeled as a significant structural renovation. This means you’ll need to get permission from the proper authorities by showing the project plan. Doing this may take time, depending on how backed up the building authority’s office is, but this will enable you to purchase permits. 

DIY-ing this project can be a headache to deal with, especially when you’ve never done it before. Not only do you have to wait on permits, but you also have to build the Dormer window in the elements. It can be a draining process. And if you build it wrong, you may damage your home. Let us deal with this. We’re experts at Dormer window installation, and we can make this project go fast for you!

What window is best for a dormer?

There are many different dormer windows to choose from. Earlier, we mentioned Flat and Gable Dormer windows. The other dormer windows are Hipped, Shed, and Eyebrow. There is no best window in terms of style. Ultimately, that comes down to what will look best for your home. In terms of cost, Hipped, Shed, and Gabled Dormer windows are the most expensive. Eyebrow Dormer Windows are also costly. 

A Flat Dormer Window is flat on the roof section. The Shed Dormer window is similar in the fact that the roofing is flat, but this style of Dormer extends longer and usually stands taller, creating a horizontal cascade of tall windows, flooding the home with light. The Hipped Dormer Window has a curved roof. The Gable Dormer window roof has two sides intersecting and creating a ‘V.’ This Dormer window style, in particular, is the most well-known. The Hipped Dormer Window is similar, but instead, it has three roofs. One is slanted the same as the original roof. The other two slant into each other. 

There are a lot of choices, and we have the perfect windows for your home. Call or contact Windows By Toll in your area, so we can help you pick the perfect Dormer windows for your home!

What size is a typical dormer window?

These structural protruding windows that add character to your home come in whatever size you want. The project’s budget will increase with the more prominent the windows get. Typical dormer windows are 3’6″ in width and 6’3″ in height. This is the average-sized dormer. It’s not too big or small. But depending on your home, you may want to consider something bigger or smaller. 

There are many different dormer window options, but you can also have a dormer heightened by building it from the wall. Roof dormer windows are the most common. As the name says, these windows are built into the roof. The other option is the wall dormer window. Wall dormer windows start at the wall of the house and build up to the house’s eaves, giving it a longer appearance. It costs less to stack roof dormer windows together because they’re smaller. 

Whatever kind of dormer window you want, we have experts in windows to help. The dormer windows we sell are fuel efficient, let in lots of sunlight, and provide excellent ventilation. Not only will your loft have more headspace and a great view, but your house will have more character too. Contact us today for more information.

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