NOTE: There is a difference between a dormer addition & a second story addition. A dormer addition refers to a home that already has a formal staircase to the second floor & about 9' or more from floor to the ridge, typically a Cape Cod type house. A second story addition has neither.
I always thought building a dormer addition or adding two dormers on your home was the best buy to add living space for less money. No cement foundation costs, & no exterior doors, no steps, usually less expensive windows are all factors in the cost reduction. You also have the advantage of simple home bathroom additions & in some cases added storage space. In other words dormers are where you get the biggest bang for your buck, if you build the right dormer with the right contractor. If you are interested in dormer construction, dormer addition cost or want to know How to build a room addition yourself you can find the additional information on this website. Building a dormer addition or double dormers on your home is the best buy per square foot. Adding a dormer or dormers gives you more living space for less money. No cement foundation costs, & no exterior doors, no steps, usually less expensive windows are some factors in the cost reduction. You also have the advantage of simple home bathroom additions & in some cases added storage space. In other words dormers are where you get the biggest bang for your buck, if you build the right dormer with the right contractor.
No, I am not trying to sell you a dormer addition or dormers for your home. I am retired now& have no interest in getting in the car & driving to your house to give you an estimate. Those days are gone. What I am trying to do is steer you in the right direction. I have watched too many people make bad dormer decisions when remodeling their home. You are going to be spending a bunch of money & you should be making every effort to learn something about what you are buying. Dormer additions have many, many variables & the combination of the variables that you choose are going to make up the final look & feel of your home. Unfortunately too many people do not plan or design the dormer properly & wind up adding value diminishing additions to the second floor. Ride through any neighborhood & you will find the type of dormers that I am talking about. They are dull blobs of lumber & siding stuck on the top of the house. You will also see some great looking dormers that add considerably to the value of the house. How often I would hear this "Look, we don't want to spend a fortune. We need extra room at a price we can afford, but it has to look nice too" The difference in a blob & a nice looking dormer addition is but a few dollars spent on the right choices.
I can show you how to save a few thousand dollars (probably more) by making the right choices on the dormer & choosing the right contractor with the true lowest price. With a little more planning effort & only a few more dollars a dormer addition will be worth many thousands of dollars more than it is now. Not only that, it has been my experience that most homeowners pay too much for what they buy. I spent 25 years selling dormer additions & every other kind of addition you can think of & I know what I am talking about. A week never went by without someone buying the wrong dormer addition at the wrong price, the right dormer addition at the wrong price or the wrong dormer addition & the right price. In all instances they could have done a better job. I can show you how to buy the right dormer addition at the right price every time. It is not rocket science. Follow a simple step by step method I have developed & you will buy the right dormer at the lowest price available. Not only that, you will have it built by the contractor of your choosing. This is not a can of beans you are buying. You can't take the dormer addition back to the store & say "I want to return this" It has to be done right the first time. Take a look at my new e-book about dormer additions. It will show you the best way to plan & design a dormer for your house, & then how to choose the best contractor at the lowest price. Follow my advice & you will build a better looking remodel at a much lower cost.
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