By Stefan Gheorghe, June 25, 2023
A gable window sits at the end of a pitched roof on the side of the house. They have a flat surface and allow natural light to flow through the room. Gable windows aren’t placed on sloping roofs nor are they protruding from the house.
A dormer window has three sides and sits away from the house. The window is set on a vertical sloping roof. Uniquely shaped and distinct, a dormer has a separate roof
A gabled dormer is a standard dormer with a gabled roof. There are two roof panels and three wall panels. They are called gabled dormers because they are in fact, gabled.
A shed dormer is the type of dormer you’d normally see on sheds. They look like flat dormers only the roof is slightly sloped.
Pyramidal dormers are very unique. They are like a hipped roof dormer but they have a polygonal shape that looks like a pyramid on top.
Eyebrow dormers are narrow dormers that curve down and look like eyes peeking out from beneath the roof.