Understanding a roof dormer

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What does a roof dormer do?

A new hairstyle, as well as a different outfit, work together to arrange a person’s outer appearance. A roof dormer, in a way, does the same thing. A dormer is installed in a roofing system for two reasons. The most common reason is to increase or enlarge a space. It is usually done in a bonus room or in an attic. The other reason is to help create an additionally breathing space in the attic.

Our Trick

A trick that we use at Charlotte Pro Roofing to identify what the house has is by looking at the face, or gable of the dormer. When the dormer has windows than it is used to create additional room. But when the face has a louvered vent, then it is used to assist with the ventilation of the attic and the roof. Most residential housings are using dormers to increase the space in the attic. The hyperlink shows an example of how fascinating different dormers can be.

What could be the issues with roof dormers?

Usually, some of the most common issues with roof dormers are that they create a great place for leaks. It is always required to put flashing all around the sides of a roof dormer. If this doesn’t get done right, the roof dormer will turn into a great spot for a leak to start. Also, the roofing contractors are required to install certain flashing a certain way. All the roofing manufacturers have this information available to the public.

Considering to add Roof Dormers to your House?

Roofing dormer is a nice feature to be added to a house. But if the roofing dormer is not properly installed it can turn into a real hassle as well. So if you are considering to add dormers to your home you should do a lot of research. Also, try to find roofers that have a good track record with installations. The other and probably the best option is to contact Charlotte Pro Roofing and have them do it for you.