A Guide to Roofing

What Are Dormers and When Should I Repair Them?

Although dormers are a common roof feature, many homeowners don’t know what they are or when they need to be repaired. We’re here to help! Dormers are an architectural element that protrudes from the roof of a building and can add character and charm to your home. They are also functional, providing extra space for windows or vents. Weather damage and age can cause dormers to require repairs. In this article, we will discuss dormers and when you should repair them!

Types of Dormers

There are four main types of dormers: gabled, hipped, shed, and arched.

  • Gabled dormers have a pitched roof that slopes down from the peak of the dormer.
  • Hipped dormers have a slanted roof that slopes down on all sides of the dormer.
  • Shed dormers have a flat roof that slopes downwards from the front of the dormer.
  • Arched dormers have a curved or arched roof.

Dormers can also be classified by their function: they can be structural, decorative, or both.

What Are Dormers
When to Repair Dormers ​

When to Repair Dormers

Dormers should be repaired when they are damaged or showing signs of wear and tear. Dormers are susceptible to damage from weather and age, so it is important to inspect them regularly. Dormers are also susceptible to leaks, so if you notice any water damage, it is important to repair the dormer as soon as possible. If you are unsure whether your dormer needs to be repaired, you can always consult with a roofing professional.

Clayton Hoover & Sons can provide you with a free estimate by calling 574-288-8630.

How to Repair Dormers

The best way to repair a dormer depends on the type of damage that has been done. For minor damage, such as cracks or chips, repairs can be made with sealant or putty. For more serious damage, such as leaks or rot, major repairs or replacement may be necessary. When in doubt, it is always best to consult with a roofing professional before attempting any repairs.

Repair or Replace Dormers​

Dormers are a common feature on many roofs and can add character and charm to your home. They are also functional, providing extra space for windows or vents. Dormers often require repair, especially if they have been damaged by weather or age. In this article, we discussed dormers, their types, and when you should repair them! If you have any questions or concerns about your own dormers, contact us for a free estimate at ClaytonHoover.com/roofing. Thanks for reading!