Have you seen the latest in-house transformation products? This particular product takes your dormer window to a single person balcony in just a few seconds. It is really incredible. You can enjoy your morning coffee on your "balcony" by just lifting the entire dormer window up, the lower support of the window out, and the balcony frame up and out. Everything snaps into place. If you have a dormer window you want to transform into a balcony with a view, here is what you need to do.
Save Your Commercial Footage for This Home Transformation Product
It always helps to have a visual aid on hand for the contractor you hire. Once you have located this commercial footage on social media or a streaming clip service, send a copy to your email. Then have it on hand to show the residential roofing contractor you plan to hire.
Hire a Home Roofer
Hire a home roofer. Tell him or her what you want to do to the dormer window (or windows, if you would like to have more than one transforming window). The roofer will assess your windows and examine the roofing product footage of this home transformation product. Then your roofer will start working on your request.
Product Kit or Custom?
Your next decision will be whether you and your roofer choose to purchase the kit and instructions to transform your dormer window(s) or do a custom job. Most roofers, after they have seen how a project is done, can duplicate the project with their own materials, often for less than a kit. Your home roofer can price-check and estimate the cost-per-window to do a "custom" job. From there, the two of you can decide to follow through on the custom work or purchase the kit.
A Couple Days of Work
Even as simple as this project looks in video footage, it will take a lot longer to complete. Several cuts have to be made in order to create the fold-out parts of the window-to-balcony. The entire thing has to seal properly when it is not open to balcony position to prevent water damage from rain, snow, and ice.
You will lose window seats or alcove storage space that typically come with dormer windows. Folding the window itself upward requires that the roofer cut and place hinges in such a way that the window does not fold up and into the roofing over the dormer. You are looking at a couple days' work for each dormer window you want to use as a transformable balcony.