Why Consider Metal Roofing for Your Dormer?

The old house with metal roof and lamp light

If you’re replacing the roof on your home or planning an exterior renovation, consider metal roofing. If metal roofing on your entire roof isn’t in your budget or something you’re interested in, adding metal roofing to a dormer is a great way to add some visual interest to your home’s exterior.

What is a Dormer?

If you’re not familiar with the term, Wikipedia defines dormer as “…a roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the pitched plane of the roof…” The roof is separate from the rest of the home’s roof which is why metal roofing sheets are often an option for a roof on top of them. There are many different styles of dormer roofs including arched, eyebrow, gables and shed to name a few. 

Add Style and Architectural Visual Interest

Primarily a dormer’s purpose is to add light and space to a room. Sometimes they’re added to attics for decorative reasons. When you choose metal roofing sheets, tiles or another roofing material that’s different from the rest of your home, you create visual interest. One of the best ways to create visual interest is through copper roofing. Granted, on the scale of cheap metal roofing panels to the most expensive, copper falls on the expensive side. However, you’ll likely never need to replace that portion of your roof again.

Metal Roofing is Ideal for Your Entire Roof

Gone are the days when metal roofing meant cheap metal roofing panels that have no architectural appeal. Today’s metal roofing comes in multiple styles including standing seam metal roofing panels, our Rustic Shake style shingles that emulate rough-cut shake and our Oxford slate shingle styles. All of these styles are available in many metal roofing colour options.

Call Classic Metal Roofs Today

Whether you’re looking for metal roofing for just your dormer or your entire roof, our team of experts would love to discuss the benefits of metal roofing for your home. Call us today at (866) 978-2588 or fill out our contact form for your free estimate in NH, CT, MA, and RI. Be sure to ask us what makes our metal roofs the best roofs under the sun, rain, wind ,snow and ice in New England!

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