Eyebrow dormers are characterized by a low upward curve and a lack of vertical sides. Eyebrow dormers look much like a sleepy, or half-opened, eye, and are often a feature of Shingle style architecture. Here’s some information you’ll need if you are considering this type of dormer for your home.
On average, an eyebrow dormer costs three times as much as a skylight. While many window companies make half-round windows, the semi-oval shape commonly used for an eyebrow dormer usually has to be custom-made. This can cost $10,000 or more depending on the project. Get a price quote to better understand your project costs.
The durability of an eyebrow dormer depends on the quality of the roofing materials and windows you choose to install. It’s always suggested that homeowners hire a professional contractor to install an eyebrow dormer, as this will increase the durability and return on investment in the long run.
Yes, some contractors will cut costs by applying a malleable copper to the curve of the eyebrow dormer instead of the roofing material used on the surrounding areas. This will also make installation easier and faster.
Eyebrow dormers were first used on medieval cottages, but didn’t make an appearance on American homes until the second part of the 19th century. Architect Henry Hobson Richardson, credited with starting the Shingle style, was among the first to use them.
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