The Size of A Cupola
Take a few moments
to review the information presented here to help you select the
right cupola. Cupolas and weathervanes make nice-looking additions
to homes and other buildings. Cupolas can be used for ventilation
or can just be a decorative accent.
the right size cupola for your building, a good rule of thumb is
one and a half inches of cupola base for every foot of unbroken roof line.
The key idea here is the unbroken roof line measurement.
if a roof section measures 20', the minimum cupola base should be 30 ". However, we usually suggest the next size larger.
Our experience tells us it provides for a more pleasing appearance.
If the cupola is too small, it will look like a bird house.
Conversely, if it is too large, it will seem to overpower your home.
A quick and
easy way to visualize what is best for you is to position a cardboard
box of similar size to the recommended cupola on your roof and then
view it from the ground. We suggest a walk around the house
and viewing it from various angles.
All of our cupolas
are "weathervane ready". They do not require a roof
mount or any additional hardware. You will only need a hand
saw and screwdriver! Complete, easy step-by-step instructions