Typically no, shed dormers are not expensive.
The cost of adding a shed dormer to your home depends on a number of factors, including the size of the dormer, the complexity of the construction, the materials used, the labour rates in your area, and whether you’re adding it to an existing structure or including it in new construction.
The cost of adding a dormer generally ranges from $2,500 to $20,000 or more. Shed dormers, due to their larger size and the increased amount of interior finishing work (like drywall, paint, and flooring), could be on the higher end of that scale.
It will also depend on the window that you choose and how big that window is, and what kind of window it is. When it comes to the gable type of dormer these dormers are generally less expensive because there is less involved in the construction and usually there isn’t a window involved.
Having said that, some gables do have a little window in them, and this can create more expense, so it is really dependent on the type of dormer that you get. A dormer addition however is a great way to add space and make an unused attic more usable, and give you more living space.
However, keep in mind that these are just estimates. The actual cost can vary widely depending on your specific situation. Portable Buildings of Alberta can give you an accurate quote based on where you are and what type of existing shed you have. We take into account all of the different things like construction, materials, location, internal and external finishes and of course the final look of the dormer, window and roof.
Also, remember that while adding a dormer can be a significant investment, it can also add value to your home by increasing its square footage, improving its functionality, and enhancing its aesthetic appeal.