Our craftsman recreated the cupola from a durable and maintenance free material known as Azek. It is a manufactured PVC material that won’t rot and holds paint well for a lasting like-new look. The cupola also boasts a new, handcrafted copper roof to hold the weather vane. Along with the new roof, the copula has brought new life to the exterior of the home. See before and after pictures below.
Do you know the purpose of a traditional American Cupola?
Cupolas have always been an essential part of a barn's design. Its purpose is to draw moving air in through louvers in order to dry the hay stored high in the barn. In fact, old Yankee farmers where documented as referring to a cupola as "a roof over a hole in the roof".