Shed Dormers, Explained
Design/Build: Here are some guidelines for getting your shed dormers right.
Shed dormers are often horizontally proportioned and cover large portions of a roof to open up an attic for more usable space. Like other dormer types, they can either be an extension of the wall below or an object set in the roof. Of the two types of shed dormers, wall dormers break the eave and are typically more vertical in nature, even when they have ganged windows, while roof dormers come in all shapes and sizes. Roof dormers are often stretched across the width of the house, holding several ganged windows, but can also be small enough to hold an individual window, similar in scale to a gable dormer, but with a shed roof. Here are some guidelines for getting your shed dormers right.
A shed dormer can be an extension of the wall below or it can be bumped up from the roof plane. The most important consideration…