we are now stocking and selling true eyebrow, barrel and double curvature
dormers. This is architecture that we rarely see anymore in part due
to complexity, cost and time constraints. While there are certainly
many competent carpenters that have the ability to do this type of
work, their time is usually better spent elsewhere if they don't build
these on a regular basis. After all is said and done the homeowner
will get a better product at roughly the same cost buying them ready-to-install
from a company that produces these on a regular basis. As an added
value, the home owner/contractor does not have to mess around sourcing
a window for their new dormer as our dormers come with a casement
window installed. Below are some pictures of our work and a bit on
All we need
from you to get started on your project is the dormer type, your roof
pitch, and the width, height and length you require. If we do not
have one in stock we draw up a full, detailed set of autocad drawings
for you and your contractor to approve.
The building process starts using
dry, stamped 2x4 stickframe construction...
Probably the most difficult part of
the barrel dormer construction is the cutting of the valley board.
The above four photo's show the valley board cut out and applied to
the frame with glue and screws.
The above six photo's showing the
5 photo's showing the jamb and sash installed with high quality brass
hardware. Weather stripping and a window stool have also been added.
Note the 1/4" channel in the last photo between the bottom of
the rafter and the top edge of the jamb - this channel will cleanly
accept a decorative wainscoting for a beautiful interior finish.
In the above three photo's we see
6" aluminum flashing in place; elasticol roofing primer applied
and finally a roofing membrane bonded.
Above two photo's showing an order
of 4 barrel top dormers...
The above photo's showing 2 double
curvature dormers we built...
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