What is a dormer window?
A dormer window is a window that projects vertically from a sloping roof.
They can be on all types of roofs including gable, mansard, gambrel, hipped, shed and more.
Here’s an illustration of a dormer window.
What is the purpose of dormer windows?
Dormer windows‘ main purpose is to create more usable space in the top floor of a house.
It makes it possible to use the top floor that is otherwise an attic inside the roof structure. By creating a dormer, the space gains light and space so it can be a room or even a series of rooms.
What is a false dormer window?
A false dormer window is one that is built into the roof but there is not usable space behind it. It’s built to create the dormer window effect for appearance only.
Here’s our collection of many different house styles and designs with different types of dormer windows.
Table of Contents
- 1. Georgian with 3 Narrow Dormers
- 2. Farmhouse with 3 Dormers
- 3. Detached Garage
- 4. Gambrel Roof with Dormer Windows
- 5. White Colonial
- 6. Mansard Roof with Dormer Windows
- 7. Top View of a House with Multiple Dormer Windows
- 8. Contemporary House with Dormers
- 9. Gabled Roof with Dormer Windows
- 10. Suburban House with 1 Large and 1 Small Dormer
- 11. Example of a Flat Roof Dormer Window
- 12. Large Heritage Home with Massive Dormer and Turret
- 13. Hipped Roof Dormer Windows on All Sides
- 14. Example of a House with False Dormer Windows
- 15. Red Brick Georgian House with 5 Dormer Windows
- 16. Arched Roof Dormer Window
- 17. Craftsman House (American Four Square) with Dormer in Hipped Roof
- 18. Dormers Spanning Entire Width of House Placed Above Porch
- 19. Red Vacation House with Red and White Dormer Windows
- 20. Close-up of Arched Roof White Dormer Windows
- 21. Dormer Windows with Wood Shake Shingles
- 22. Mountain Style Home with Large Dormers
- 23. Farmhouse home with 2 small dormers flanking large dormer
- 24. Columned Home with Dormers in Gambrel Roof
- 25. Dormer Windows in Hipped Pyramid Roof
- 26. Bungalow with Dormer Windows
- 27. Wide Flat Roof Dormer
1. Georgian with 3 Narrow Dormers
2. Farmhouse with 3 Dormers
3. Detached Garage
4. Gambrel Roof with Dormer Windows
5. White Colonial
6. Mansard Roof with Dormer Windows
7. Top View of a House with Multiple Dormer Windows
8. Contemporary House with Dormers
9. Gabled Roof with Dormer Windows
Classic white colonial home with black shutters with three handsome dormer windows in the gabled roof on the third story.
10. Suburban House with 1 Large and 1 Small Dormer
11. Example of a Flat Roof Dormer Window
Example of a dormer window with a flat roof jutting out from the sloped red gabled roof.
12. Large Heritage Home with Massive Dormer and Turret
Sprawling two story heritage mansion with a turret on one side and small dormer on the other side.
13. Hipped Roof Dormer Windows on All Sides
Yellow Colonial house with dormer windows on all sides of the hipped roof.
14. Example of a House with False Dormer Windows
New suburban house with two small false dormers on the roof above the second story which is above the two car garage.
15. Red Brick Georgian House with 5 Dormer Windows
Stunning new red brick Georgian style home with three small dormer windows above the house and two dormers on the roof above the garage. While the entire home has a red brick exterior, the dormers’ exterior is white.