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5 Things to Consider When Adding Dormer Windows to Your Home

Dormer windows are a good way of adding extra headroom and daylight to the upper level of your property, especially if you intend to convert a loft or attic into a spare bedroom. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re notoriously difficult to blend with the rest of the home. But aside from that, there are numerous other factors to consider when you plan on adding dormer windows.

5 Things to Consider When Adding Dormer Windows to Your Home

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines discusses what you need to consider when adding dormer windows to your home.

  1. Style – When it comes to your dormer window’s style, you have to look at the structure where it will be located. Matching the structure will not only give you what you need, but it will be also a great boost to curb appeal and property value. The style options for dormer windows include eyebrow, gabled and hipped dormers.

  2. Type – Homeowners tend to choose replacement window types according to the window’s cleaning options, operating style and architectural requirements. For instance, they may choose a dormer that can be opened for ventilation. In regards to cleaning, on the other hand, they can choose a dormer that can be cleaned from inside the home, such as tilt and turn windows.

  3. Shapes – Dormer windows come in a variety of shapes. Choose a dormer window shape that not only matches your roof’s pitch and the overall exterior, but that’s also aesthetically pleasing when people see it.

  4. Sizes – Dormers are usually small windows. Of course, since they jut out from the roof, a large dormer would look a tad out of place. The size of the room it will be installed in usually determines the window’s size.

  5. Energy Efficiency – The most important thing to look at when choosing your dormer window is whether it is energy-efficient. After all, the right dormer can help you save on your utility bills. A dormer’s efficiency is highly dependent on its glazing and framing materials so choose the right one to make your room more comfortable.

For the best patio doors and windows for your home, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines for your home improvement needs. Give us a call at , or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Des Moines and other nearby areas.


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