What's a Cupola?

What's a Cupola?

DEFINITION: In architecture, a cupola is a polygonal or circular structure built on top of a roof. ORIGINS: The English word cupola has its origins in the 16th Century Italian word cūpula meaning, “a small cask’. Cūpula is derived from the Latin word cūpa meaning ‘tub’. The general idea is that of an upside...

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The Origin of Weather Vanes

The Origin of Weather Vanes

While weather vanes today are largely considered decorative accents, their roots in history are both deep and fascinating.   The beginnings of Weather vanes or wind vanes can be traced to some of our earliest recorded history when ancient civilizations used cloth flags or strips of fabric to show the direction of the...

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Shipping Cupolas by Motor Freight Carrier

Shipping Cupolas by Motor Freight Carrier

How Motor Freight Shipping Differs from Parcel Post Shipping? Due to the size and weight limitations of small package services like UPS or FedEx, cupolas with base sizes 30" and larger must be shipped using a Motor Freight Carrier. This type of shipping differs from Parcel Post Shipping in several important...

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Painting Cellular PVC Vinyl

Painting Cellular PVC Vinyl

Cellular PVC Vinyl is a maintenance free, rot resistance, insect resistant alternative to wood that requires no priming or painting . It comes in a semi-matte white finish which is resistant to yellowing or fading and is easy to clean. It.  Because of its moisture resistance it does not cup,...

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How To Choose a Properly Sized Cupola

How To Choose a Properly Sized Cupola

 MEASURE YOUR ROOFLINE Choosing a properly sized cupola is not an exact science but there are some good rules of thumb you can follow.  Generally speaking, for buildings with gable roofs that will receive a single cupola, you should allow 1.25 inches of cupola base for every foot of unbroken roofline....

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