How to Build a Dormer?

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To build a dormer, nail sheet to the roof but leave a gap at the top. There you will attach a ridge vent, allowing proper ventilation. Nail two strips of 15 pound roofing felt to both sides of the roof sheeting. Put step flashing (the end result looks like scales) around the bottom side corners, and a piece of flashing at the foot of the front wall. Finish the outside of the dormer with shingles or clapboards that fit in with the rest of the building. Finish the inside by installing drywall.
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How to Build a Dormer
A dormer is not only a point of interest on the roof of your home, but also a less expensive way to add some headroom to an upper story without having to actually raise the entire roof of the house. In some applications, especially with a... More »
Difficulty: Challenging
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While building a dormer may require some work and it may be a little challenging it does wonders to create a point of interest for your home. It also is a cost effective way to increase the headroom in the upper level. For more information look here: www.remodelormove.com; www.remodeling4dumbbells.com
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