What’s That Thing on the Roof?

I was helping a customer at Reeds Ferry today and pointed out one of our sheds that has a “dormer”. The customer stopped me and said, “What’s a dormer?”…

I forget that when I talk about “sheds” many people don’t care what I’m saying.  For example, last year I was pointing out to a lady the construction advantages of Reeds Ferry’s double-top-plate. After about 15 minutes she screamed  “shut-up!” This reminded me that not everybody gets as excited about sheds as I do.

But today when the gentleman asked me for the meaning of “dormer” I was hyped and happy to help.  I told him, “A dormer is a structural element of a building that protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface. Dormers are used to create usable space in the roof of a building. Dormers with windows provide additional light and ventilation.” Then I explained the many types of dormers, followed by the history of dormers from the early 1600’s in Ireland, through the tudor period.  It was at this point he screamed, “shut-up!”

Annoying my non-existent blog audience is better than annoying actual customers, so I’ll finish my dormer demo here. Below are the two dormer types offered at Reeds Ferry.

Reeds Ferry -Grand Victorian with “Shed Dormer”

This dormer type is known, oddly enough, as a “shed dormer“. A shed-dormer is where the dormer roof line is parallel to the main roof eave line.

Reeds Ferry Shed with Gable Dormer

The style below is called a “gable dormer”, or an “A-frame dormer”.  Whichever you choose, you’ve a good looking shed with added space and visual interest. Stop in to see me at Reeds Ferry Sheds. I’ll explain the ins and outs of both styles, and you can scream “shut-up!!!”

-The Shed Ferry

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