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.
That meant moving the stairway to the front of the house, where it could be treated as a light well; adding a giant 14-foot-long shed dormer for the living-dining area; and replacing the wall between the living-dining area and the kitchen with a buffet peninsula.
The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings.
His solution was to add shed dormers. By carefully planning the size of the dormers, he was able to meet code requirements and still get plenty of head-room on the second floor.
"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.