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A dormer window is a window that juts out from the slope of a roof and has its own separate roof covering it, in miniature. 

Dormer windows were created as a way to bring sunlight into an attic or loft space, they date all the way back to 12 century Europe, but are still used in modern construction. In the more recent past dormer windows often made appearances in colonial, Cottage Style, and Greek-Revival homes.

While dormer windows can be used in modern construction they have become rare while remaining a distinctive feature of older homes. Dormer windows do come with an increased risk of roof leaks, just like anything that penetrates or disrupts the roof, care should be taken when inspecting the flashing around dormer windows. 

So if you see a window with its own sperate roof its a dormer window, you now know how to spot a dormer see you at the next inspection! 

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