A building “eyebrow” refers to a section of a roof that protrudes with a window or ornamental accent covered in a subtly-curved or wavy roof line. They are a type of dormer — a structural component that juts out from the slope of a roof to form an interior area of the attic that can be looked out from.
Dormers and eyebrows in particular add an enormous amount of visual interest to the face of a building. They interrupt the flow of the roof in a way that creates unique and eye-catching architectural beauty.
The Challenge of Eyebrows
Eyebrows are notoriously difficult to install because of the rounded nature of the covering roof line. Achieving an organic-looking line requires a great deal of expertise and no small amount of artisanship.
On top of the visual aspect, eyebrows can also easily become a point of structural vulnerability within an attic space. Great care must be taken to incorporate the structure of the eyebrow within the building frame so that the wall sheathing adequately seals out escaping air.
Otherwise, hot air can leak through the gap in sheathing, bringing cold air into the house and create a convection current. This phenomenon invites condensation and, subsequently, mold, mildew or rot. Furthermore, this escaping air can be a source of energy inefficiency that drives up air conditioning costs in all seasons.
Antebellum Roofworks Co Inc is able to mitigate these problems thanks to our years of experience and training. All of our eyebrows are installed with the highest quality construction practices to keep your home well-insulated. The end result is an architectural accent that can stop people in their tracks with its unique characteristics.
Nashville Eyebrow Dormer Installation Experts
We are one of the few roofing companies in our region that is capable of designing and installing eyebrow elements that do not compromise the structure or insulation of your home. Our project managers are skilled enough to achieve nearly any desired look with careful precision. Call us today at (615) 794-9111 or fill out our contact form today for a free quote or to get started.