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What You Need to Know About Adding Dormers To Your Home

What You Need to Know About Adding Dormers To Your Home

If you’re ready to raise the roof and value of your home, you may want to consider adding a dormer to your roof. A dormer is usually added onto a house for extra space and light to a home’s interior and to add interest to a house’s exterior.

There are many reasons why homeowners may want to add dormers to their roofs. However, not every house has room to add in a dormer. Additionally, adding a roof dormer can cost a lot more than homeowners may expect. Before deciding to add a stylist dormer to your home, there are a few things you may need to consider.

Why Add A Dormer?

Adding a dormer to your home can add aesthetic appeal to the interior and exterior of your Calgary home. A dormer will also add more space to your home. They can transform stuffy attics or unused space into larger rooms. Also, dormers will add more light into a space making it feel larger.

It can also improve your home’s ventilation. Dormers are built on the upper floor of homes where heat normally gets trapped and the air gets stale and stuffy. The dormer will allow fresh air to enter and improve the ventilation and air quality of your home.

How Much Does a Dormer Cost?

The cost of adding a dormer to your home will vary depending on the location, size and type of dormer you add to your Calgary home. A window dormer can cost around $4,000 whereas a bathroom dormer averages around $24,000. If you’re adding more than a few window dormers, the cost of the additions can climb above $100,000 very quickly.

Since dormers also increase the square footage of your home, it will likely increase your homeowner’s insurance slightly as well. However, dormers also add value to your home, so, if you sell you will likely recoup some of your investment.

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What Kind of Dormer is Right for My Home?

If you’ve already started shopping around, you probably already know there are many different types of dormers to choose from. You’ll want to take into account your home’s style and roof pitch when deciding on a dormer. If you’re adding more than one dormer, you’ll also want to make sure they go together. They don’t necessarily have to match, but they should go with the overall style of your home.

Are you considering adding a dormer to your home? If you have questions, or would like some help picking out the best dormer for your home, contact us at Claw Roofing! We are committed to delivering the highest level of skill, service, safety and professionalism in our business and would be happy to help you in any way we can.

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