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Selecting 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.

In selecting 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.

For example: 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 are included.


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