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As promised in my last post, I’m doing a series on the different styles of sheds we offer, all of which can be used as a base design to be customized even further to suit your tastes. (I’ll probably do a similar series for our Lofted Barn styles too in the future, because they all have some unique and useful features as well.)

Anyway, back to our Dormer Sheds…if you are looking for a classy and elegant “craftsman style” vibe for your shed, our Dormer Sheds are a great starting point.

Standard Features On Our Dormer Sheds

  • 4×6 Pressure Treated Runners

  • 2×6 Pressure Treated Floor Joists on 16” Centers

  • ¾” Pressure Treated Subfloors

  • 2×4 Wall Studs on 16” Centers (24” Wall Stud Spacing on Metal Buildings)

  • 6’3″ Side-Wall Height

  • 2×4 Roof Trusses On 24″ Centers

  • Stock Metal or Shingle Roof with Astro Armor Reflective Insulation or 7/16″ OSB Sheathing

  • Gable Vents On Each End Wall

  • Dormer with Half-Moon Window (Decorative Only – no interior light added)

  • Double 36″ Wood Doors on Wood & Metal Sheds (Double Fiberglass Doors on Vinyl Sheds)

  • Diamond Plated Doorway Thresholds

  • Two 2×3 Aluminum Windows w/Screens

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Our Dormer Sheds just have a good look to them. This style of building is sharp, fresh, and classic. I like the lines on the dormer itself with the steeper roof pitch, plus I like how everything is just symmetrical, and seems right in place. Add some flower boxes and you have an excellent backyard garden or pool shed.

I do have one issue with this style of shed though, and let’s just go ahead and get it out of the way. The dormer and half-moon window are exterior decoration only, that’s it…meaning, they don’t let in any natural light. That is kind of a bummer, but no matter what type of shed, there is always some tradeoff between natural interior light and exterior look and feel.

Should You Buy A Dormer Shed or Garden Shed?

My advice if you are shopping for this style of building? You already know that the Dormer Sheds are more of an exterior looker, and that’s it, they don’t offer any additional natural light, or any additional features other than the exterior dormer itself with the sealed half-moon window (which is cool looking, don’t get me wrong), but on the inside this style is no different than our standard Garden Sheds.

If you want to see a more modern twist on the Dormer Sheds that does actually let in light, check out our Transom Sheds.

That doesn’t mean you should skip over the Dormer Sheds though. Yes you are paying more for the outside look only, but that look may be what you like the most, and with some customizations, you can really turn this style of building into a beautiful backyard shed or small cottage. This is the type of building that you are going to most likely want to add extra windows or different doors anyway to make it yours. For example, here is a custom Dormer Shed we built for a customer that ended up turning it into a small “tiny house” at a scenic get-away property.

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