What to Expect During Installation of Dormer Windows

Posted by plaatsenvaneendakkapel on December 5th, 2020

     If you’re having a new home built, the framing contractor will construct the frame of the dormer at the same time the roof structure is framed. Sheathing (the plywood that covers the framing studs) is attached to the outside dormer walls and over the rafters of the main roof at the same time. The next step is the installation of a vapor barrier wrap over the sheathing on the vertical walls of the dormer. The window is usually installed next, and then the roofing contractor will install the shingles over the dormer roof and the main roof at the same time so there is no visible transition between the two—just a seamless layer of shingles over the entire roof. When the exterior is complete, the interior of the dormer is finished (painted and trimmed) at the same time the interior loft space is finished.

When you’re having a dormer window retrofitted in an existing house, the main focus is to reduce the amount of time you have a gaping hole in your roof. For this reason, interior framing, such as alterations to the interior rafters or trusses (alterations that must be cleared by a structural engineer), is often done first, and then the contractor constructs the exterior frame of the dormer on the surface of the roof. When that’s complete, the connecting hole is cut through the roof and then any necessary additional framing takes place. The window is typically installed next and then the dormer can be wrapped with a vapor barrier and the exterior and interior can be finished as desired.

If you’re thinking about retrofitting one or more dormer windows in an existing house, the best time to do it is when you’re replacing the shingles. That way, the roofing contractor can lay new shingles over the entire roof at the same time. This provides the most cohesive look because it can be difficult to perfectly match new shingles to existing ones. If you liked this post and you desire to obtain details with regards to dakkapel schuin dak laten plaatsen generously visit our internet site.


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