are not just an architectural feature -- they bring in more natural light and
improve the ventilation and air exchange.
Correctly detailed dormers will repeat and reinforce the style of the building.
They help to bring relief from the vast expanses of roofing on larger barns
or arenas, and visually lift the downslope of the roofline.
In a loft or apartment, they will provide additional usable space by providing
needed headroom under the eaves.
Dormers come in many shapes and sizes -- Colonial style dormers (also known
as "dog house" dormers), shed roof dormers, pyramid style dormers and hipped
King designs dormers both for their practical utility and for their aesthetic appeal.
See some examples below . . .