I love dormers. Dormers are a beautiful feature to a home. They add an ascetic appeal that really makes a home feel warm. In addition to that though, they add extra space to what may be a crowded areas. But they can also add something else - headaches.
Now, I only say that because they add headaches if they are not properly monitored and maintained. Dormers are a lot like any other roof penetration - its another hole to keep water out of.
One of the primary ways that water is kept out of the dormer area is step flashing. This type of flashing goes along the outside wall where the roof meets the dormer. So to monitor your dormers, be sure to check around the flashing areas for moisture intrusion or staining.
George Adair, Certified Professional Home Inspector
I provide a wide range of home inspection and home inspection related services in the following areas of southern Manitoba: Winnipeg, Selkirk , Lockport,Steinbach,
Stony Mountain, Elie, Rosser, Lorette Sanford, East St. Paul, West St. Paul, Oak Bank,
Oak Bluff, Landmark,
St. Anne, Saint Andrews,
La Salle, Richer, Niverville and Warren.
Our extended area also includes: Lac Du Bonnet, Beausejour, Libeau, Gimli, Pinawa, Falcon Beach, Winnipeg Beach, Grand Marais, Saint Laurent, and Pine Falls