If you ask a hundred people on the street what dormers are, probably only about half would have any idea. And fewer than that would be able to tell you the benefits of dormers. Dormers are relatively simple to construct and often look like miniature houses attached to the roof of a home. There are several styles, so finding one that looks good on any given house is usually fairly easy. A home owner can choose from the simple eyebrow dormer that is usually built to increase the light in a space all the way up to a shed type dormer used to add large amounts of space to an area like an attic. If you want to add space to your home, but don’t want to add another full level, this is one of the benefits of dormers. Dormers are one of the easiest ways to add space and have become more and more popular in the recent past. In homes that have attics or one and a half levels, the head room at the edges of these spaces is pretty low. Adding a dormer increases the available space at the edges of these kinds of rooms. Another of the benefits of dormers is lower cost compared to adding another level to the home. Every dormer added to a home increases the usable space of about half a room. This certainly helps when considering the budget. One of the benefits of dormers is to add light to a part of a home. They are really useful in attics or lofts for this purpose. Attics and lofts often are built without windows. Along with the additional light is the option of increasing ventilation in these spaces with a dormer. Another of the benefits of dormers is adding curb appeal to a home. They increase architectural interest, making the home easier to sell and possibly even adding to its resale value. This makes it very important to be certain any added dormers match the architecture of the home. Dormers can be a fun way to add interest to your home. These are a few tips that can help you decide about adding dormers to your home. If you have a need for professional home repair, you want Chagnon Building & Remodeling to do the work for you. Gary Chagnon has been constructing and remodeling custom homes since 1992. Call today for the best in quality workmanship and exceptional standards. Call 413-259-6785 today!