Dormers penetrating: yes or no?
In design stage of building a 1 storey pretty good house, with hopes of going Net-Zero. The design has large front roof that has 4 dormers, we wanted the dormers to break-up the overall size of the roof.
I know Martin you will not like my roof design as it has dormers and an 8/12 pitch changing to a 4/12 pitch at the porch, but I need my wife happier than you!
Currently I was planning on the dormers being decorative only and not even penetrating the roof into the attic. The option is there to have the dormers penetrate into the rooms below as they do line up, The house has a full wrap around porch, so I was a little concerned that the front rooms might not have much natural light (or solar gains), but sealing and insulating dormers I know can be a pain. The front of the house faces southeast.
Location is 1 hour NE of Toronto, ON. (Osaca)
Do think there would be any advantage to having the dormers penetrate into the rooms below?
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