shed dormer


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shed dormer

[′shed ′dȯr·mər]
(architecture)
A dormer window which (unlike a gabled dormer) has a horizontal eave line.

shed dormer

A dormer whose eave line is parallel to the main eave line of the roof, and whose flat roof plane slopes downward in a direction away from the ridge line of the main roof.
See also: Dormer

shed dormer

shed dormer
A dormer window whose eave line is parallel to the eave line of the main roof instead of being gabled; provides more attic space than a gabled dormer.
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Looking into the attic, he discovered a roof rafter and three rafters of the shed dormer above the bedroom had snapped, causing the ceiling to drop.
The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers.
Incorporating shed dormers in your plan allows you to gain some of the benefits of a second floor--more headroom and extra windows--without the added hassle of a full second floor.
Lodge features will include steeply pitched roofs with shed dormers, sheltering porches and entryways and stone fireplaces in the great lobby and in individual guestrooms.
We utilized shed dormers, tall, double-hung windows, antique plank siding, simple trim, and a corrugated steel roof to make this house look like it belongs here," says co-owner Bill Coburn.
Shed dormers, for example, are simple and well-suited to a cottage or another unadorned style.