Gabled Dormers Put Homes at Their Peak
Boosting space and light on a second story and appearance overall, gabled dormers can also increase a home's value
With a centered peak at the top and a roof that slopes downward on each side, a gabled dormer creates usable space in the roof of a home, adding headroom, windows and architectural interest. Built in a variety of sizes, gabled dormers can accommodate a single window and act as an architectural punctuation mark or feature three windows in an entire second-story addition.
The dormer on this gabled roofline brightens the face of this traditional-style home while providing headroom and natural light in the second story.
A gabled dormer adds a front-and-center focal point to this Craftsman home.
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Knee braces support the front and side gables on this Northwest shingle home.
A house may feature multiple dormer styles. Here a shed dormer and gable dormer combine to create a striking roofline.
A view from inside shows how gabled dormers allow for light-flooded rooms and extra living space.
The front facade of this home features three front gables and a Sherwin-Williams color scheme, with the siding in Chatroom 6171, the board and batten accents in Hardware 6172 and the trim and fascia board in Dover White 6385.
Ideabook published on Dec. 11, 2012.
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