What Is a Dormer Gable Roof?

Roofs in Redmond come in all shapes and sizes. Gabled dormers are popular architectural details in many varieties of homes, particularly indicative in Cape Cods. Gables are the triangular portions of wall that are formed by, and are directly below, sloping roofs. A gable is defined by the eave edges of a sloping roof where a horizontal can be drawn to connect the edges. Dormers look like tiny houses that jut out from the sides of sloping roofs—complete with their own sloping roofs—and are usually constructed to create adequate living spaces in attics. Watch this video to learn more about dormer gable roofs.

If you’re thinking about adding a dormer to your home, or another roofing detail, consult with an experienced roofing contractor and home inspection expert.