Dormers are small structures which project from a sloped roof and typically begin at the ridge line or in the middle of the roof. Multiple greenhouse dormers can be used with a long span or one on each pitch of the greenhouse. A traditional greenhouse appearance can be achieved by incorporating the following on a dormer:
- Pilasters can be set on either side of the gable.
- Grids can be utilized on the gable (numerous patterns available).
- A Palladian arch can be incorporated into the design.
- Ridge cresting can adorn the ridge of the dormer with a finial at the peak.
A lantern is located atop the roof and they can span the entire length of the roof or occupy only a small section. It can feature a hip end, conservatory nose, or double pitch configuration. Vents can be incorporated for natural air circulation. Lanterns add a decorative element while allowing additional light into the greenhouse.
Dormer Entryways, Vestibules, & Headhouses
An entryway or vestibule may act as an air-lock and reduces cold air from infiltrating the greenhouse. This can prevent cold shock to the plants closest to the door. An entryway or vestibule can also offer storage and increase energy efficiency. Headhouses are much larger rooms and offer potting areas and storage for greenhouses and may even include classroom space.
Decorative elements adorn the outside of your greenhouse and are what make it truly unique to you.
Interior muntins are the recommended grid selection for greenhouses. Due to the grids being between the glass, they do not contribute to dirt accumulation. This allows for nearly any pattern and a more convenient cleaning process.
A highly decorative design element with a repeating pattern which runs the entire length of the roof’s ridge line.
Applied Leaded Grid
A grid pattern is made out of lead and applied to windows to simulate historically accurate divided windows.
Runs along the perimeter of the gable end of a structure and is also known as rake molding.
Design follows classical crown molding profiles.
Available in varying arch and division styles, pediments can be constructed of aluminum glazing bars or grid work.
Decorative raised panels that can be used on various greenhouses and door systems.
A knee wall can be created with base panels for a traditional appearance.
These provide the traditional function of a gutter with a highly decorative appearance.
They are available in several classic profiles, including a crown molding design.
A decorative pattern is etched into the surface of the glass.
Any number of patterns can be selected to create both modern and classis styles.
A decorative ornament that adorns the highest point or end of a roof line, which is also called a spire.