Essentially a dormer with a hipped roof, the hipped dormer is characterized by three sloping planes that meet at the top. Prairie and craftsman-style homes are the types that typically feature hipped dormers—and they look absolutely stunning. Here’s what you need to know.
The cost of adding an average-sized (6 x 9-foot) dormer, hipped or otherwise, runs between $2,500 and $5,000. There will be additional charges for interior work, such as drywall, painting, and flooring, should you require it. It’s best to get a couple price quotes for your project and go from there.
The durability of a hipped dormer depends, in large part, on the materials used. Speak with your contractor about how best to care for your own dormer addition.
Hipped dormers are used on a variety of home styles, including Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Neoclassical, Italianate, Federal, Greek Revival, Arts and Crafts, Georgian Revival, Renaissance Revival, and different Prairie styles.
Yes, both hipped roofs and hipped dormers are characterized by the same shape and style. In addition, most hipped dormers are found on hipped roofs.
Dormers were first used in the 17th century by architect Francois Mansart, who was also responsible for the design of the Mansard-style hip roof.
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