Martinfarrells: Need Dormer Help - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

martinfarrells: Need Dormer Help


if there is any one who could help me im thinking of putting a domere on my roof if there is any one who could possibly guide me trough to what i should get and how to start it

thank u

Advertisement

martinfarrells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 11:23 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

martinfarrells: Need Dormer Help


What sort of framing, construction experience do you have? Do you have architectural plans? By the question, you don't.
First you need approved plans and then you need a skill set or someone in the construction business who does.
This is not a beginners project.
Ron

Advertisement

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

martinfarrells: Need Dormer Help


say tahnks ron 4 ur advise i was hopin 2 do it my self but not so sure i do hab=ve the cofiodence 2 do it do u have any pics of dormer roofs
martinfarrells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 11:39 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

martinfarrells: Need Dormer Help


Ron's giving you good advice. Building a dormer requires expertise (not just experience) in framing, roofing, flashing, and other applicable trades. Unless you fit that criteria...And judging by the question you do not...This shouldn't be a DIY project.

You don't only risk having it look bad, you risk leaks, structural damage to your roof, and on and on and on.

My advice is to live without the dormer or pay a professional for their assistance.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2008, 07:45 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

martinfarrells: Need Dormer Help


Quote:
Originally Posted by martinfarrells View Post
say tahnks ron 4 ur advise i was hopin 2 do it my self but not so sure i do hab=ve the cofiodence 2 do it do u have any pics of dormer roofs
What language is this?
Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2008, 08:11 AM   #6
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

martinfarrells: Need Dormer Help


Quote:
Originally Posted by thekctermite View Post
Ron's giving you good advice. Building a dormer requires expertise (not just experience) in framing, roofing, flashing, and other applicable trades. Unless you fit that criteria...And judging by the question you do not...This shouldn't be a DIY project.

You don't only risk having it look bad, you risk leaks, structural damage to your roof, and on and on and on.

My advice is to live without the dormer or pay a professional for their assistance.
I am completely with KCT on this.

Cutting into your roof, stabilizing the area, installing structural dormers, tying it all into the existing roof, all at dangerious working heights, is not something that the average DIYer should undertake on their own. It is also something that NO beginner DIYer, should even consider undertaking as a personal home project.

My adament advice is not to undertake such a project on your own.

Consider hiring a licensed, experienced person or company, with the correct equipment, tools, and staging, to safely and properly do the structural and roofing portion of the work. Consider finishing the exterior and interior surfaces and paintwork yourself.

You will be very happy you did.

Advertisement

__________________
- Build Well -
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question About Shingles on New Dormer ryanp37 Roofing/Siding 8 05-19-2008 10:20 PM
Dormer Help Gkalka Building & Construction 2 03-31-2008 10:21 AM
roofing a dormer steve1234 Roofing/Siding 21 10-08-2007 04:02 PM
Gambrel Truss Dormer and Ladder Framing? fauer Carpentry 3 09-30-2007 08:36 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts