Whitehall Cupolas and Good Directions Cupolas For Sale
The MailboxWorks carries a great selection of Whitehall Cupolas and Good Directions Cupolas For Sale! Cupolas have been used since classical times to add function and distinction to buildings. Historically, cupolas used to provide 360-degree watchtower views, plus ventilation and light. Today is not uncommon to see cupolas mainly used as bases for weathervanes. You will find that our cupolas will also add a distinction to your roofline.
The MailboxWorks is proud to feature Whitehall and Good Directions cupolas. Their products include barn, shed, and gazebo cupolas made with the utmost quality and design.
Whitehall cupolas feature wood construction and copper roofs. Good Directions white vinyl cupolas are weather resistant and require little to no maintenance! Whitehall cupolas and Good Directions cupolas for sale are sealed with white primer for maximum durability and are ready to be painted and installed. These cupolas create a unique, custom addition to your home or other building.
Available in all sizes, we have large cupolas to sit atop your house roof. Or we have smaller cupolas for gazebos, garden sheds, barns, and more. Don’t forget about Whitehall or Good Directions weathervanes that can be added to copper cupolas for the perfect finishing touch! Browse all of our home and garden accessories!
Garage cupolas, shed cupolas, and barn cupolas are often constructed mainly for ventilation and light; however, most residential cupolas for sale today serve primarily as architectural points of interest.
Choose the size of the cupola you need based on the length of the roofline you want to interrupt with the cupola. In general, roof vent cupolas are proportioned so that roughly one inch of the cupola base corresponds to one foot of roofline. In other words, a 30-foot unbroken roofline would look best with a cupola that has a base of 30 to 36 inches. For longer rooflines, you can use multiple cupolas.
There are no set rules, but most often, if you use an odd number of cupolas, the cupola in the center is usually larger to add more architectural interest to the roofline. When you use an even number of cupolas, they are typically all the same size.
Prefabricated Vinyl Cupolas
Vinyl cupolas are prefabricated cupolas. Copper is often used for the roof of the vinyl cupola. That is because copper is durable as well as beautiful. Copper tends to look better with age and is a metal that works just as well in traditional architecture as with contemporary architecture.
Wood cupolas may have either a copper roof or a natural wooden roof. They are ideal for mounting a weathervane. Not all wooden cupolas are square, however. No matter the shape, we can help you find the perfect wooden cupola.
Louvers Add Ventilation
Both vinyl cupolas and wood cupolas generally feature louvered slats that allow for airflow ventilation while keeping out the rain. In fact, for those considering adding an attic fan, a louvered cupola is a more attractive alternative that can also provide attic ventilation.
Cupolas & Weathervanes
Adding weathervanes to cupolas can be an attractive addition to your home. Historically, we used weathervanes to indicate the direction of the wind. Today’s weathervanes are still functional but are more ornamental. It is not uncommon the find themed weathervanes on top of cupolas depicting everything from boats, farm animals and birds, to mythical creatures, trains, and Harleys. Cupolas are also used as bases for spires or other finials. Unadorned cupolas are still quite common as well.
Since a cupola is a permanent addition to your home, and because its spot on the roof makes it almost inaccessible, you should choose from cupolas that can stand up to the local weather conditions. The cupola base and roof should be made of durable, low-maintenance materials. Many cupolas are unfinished to allow homeowners to paint them to match the home. Be careful to use the proper primer and finish on your new cupola to be sure it is well protected and will last for many years.
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Cupolas have been used in architecture for thousands of years and have become globally accepted as functional structures that are also aesthetically pleasing. Adding a cupola to your home is a great way to make your roof line interesting. It will also add an extra expression of taste and style to your home.
Learn more about our selection of Whitehall cupolas and Good Directions cupolas for sale. Contact us today with questions!