What do you understand by the word “dormer” window? It has several meanings, but to say, it is just a roof structured window designed to project vertically. But this is not enough because you can define it, yes, but there something still you don’t know. Thus, here are the general dormer types that you should be able to tell:
Gable dormer: this is the most common dormer window, and it represents a gable shape over the window.
Gambrel dormer: it represents a gable at the roof peak then it descends steeper on the roof sides into two.
Hip dormer: Have three roof planes with one plane on each side with the third one being parallel to the front plane. They all meet at the peak of the roof.
The above mentioned are the major three dormer window ideas that you should know.