Magnolia – Design & Build

Types of Additions


A dormer is a window or roofed structure that projects

A dormer is a window or roofed structure that projects out from a sloping roof. Dormers are a great way to create more usable space and useful living area in a home or building. They can have windows to let natural light in or may just be a roofed structure. They are typically placed along the ridge line of a sloped roof and can be constructed in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dormers also provide a way to bring ventilation into an attic or upper floor in a home, which can help reduce condensation and moisture buildup. Dormer roofs may be built with a variety of materials, including wood, metal, vinyl, or asphalt shingles.

Benefits of Dormers

cost of Building a Dormer

The cost of building a dormer will depend on a variety of factors including the size and complexity of the dormer, local labor and material costs, and the specific design of the dormer. For example, larger dormers and those with intricate designs will typically be more expensive than smaller and simpler designs. Additionally, the cost of building a dormer can vary depending on the materials used, such as wood, metal, or composite materials. Additionally, the cost of building a dormer may also depend on the complexity of the installation, such as if additional structural support is needed or if specialized tools are required.

In Ottawa, obtaining a building permit is a crucial step when planning a new addition to your home. A building permit ensures that the proposed construction meets the necessary building codes and safety standards, as well as adheres to local zoning bylaws. Magnolia Construction will help you apply for a building permit for your Dormer. We will submit detailed plans and specifications of the proposed addition to the City of Ottawa’s Building Services department.