As a Burlington roofing company, we often talk to homeowners who are interested in adding dormers. Is this a good idea? While we can’t speak for everyone, in our experience, here are six good reasons to say yes to dormers:
- An Affordable Way to Increase Living Space
If your family is getting bigger faster than your paychecks are, you need an affordable way to increase living space. Having dormers built can be a budget friendly way to achieve an extra bedroom or two, or to create a home office, extra storage, or other rooms the family needs.
2. Better Ventilation via Dormer Windows
If you have an older home without dormer windows, you may find your home becomes unbearably warm and stuffy at times. These past few weeks of extreme heat really illustrate the healing nature of a strong breeze. Talk to your Burlington roofing company about how dormer windows can help with the air exchange in your home.
3. Increase Curb Appeal
Dormer windows add architectural interest to a home. Well built dormers are attractive and give the passer by something to admire about your home. And of course dormers can look good inside as well! The combination boosts curb appeal and makes your home more appealing to buyers. Average return on investment of dormers exceeds 60%.
4. Increase Utility of the Home
Because dormers add a significant amount of space to the home, you can do more inside the building than you could previously. Whether this is in terms of housing people, storing goods, or simply providing a space to meditate on the deeper themes in Star Wars, having the ability to do a greater range of things inside your home is a positive.
5. Now You Have a View
It’s very difficult to admire the local scenery through a solid wall or roofline. Once the dormers are in, you now have access to new, beautiful views that were previously inaccessible. Second or third story dormer windows are especially popular with bird watchers, star gazers, and anyone else who appreciates an elevated point of view.
6. An Additional Emergency Exit
When you have a family, you always worry what will happen in the event of an emergency or tragic event. Will they be able to safely exit the home? Dormer windows provide an additional emergency exit. It is very important that everyone in your household knows how to exit the house safely in case of fire or other emergency event. Don’t be afraid to practice – it can help save lives!