5 IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A CUPOLA
The first step is to find out the length of your unbroken roof line where you would like to mount your cupola. To determine your roof line, simply measure from end to end at the peak of your roof.
Most architects would agree that 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" of cupola base measurement per foot of roof line is aesthetically correct. For example, a 24-foot, 2-car garage, with a conventional roof, would call for a cupola with a base measurement of 28"- 36". One mistake is choosing a size from the ground without realizing that once the cupola is in place on the roof, it will appear much smaller. It is generally more visually appealing to chose the larger size.
(our handy diagram below will help you chose the proper size)
The size you choose will be based on the look you're trying to achieve. Most people install our cupolas for decorative purposes although they are designed to be functional for venting.
Those who go with the larger measurement are trying to make the cupola a focal point of their building. Also adding height to the cupola, by adding more louvers or adding base height, helps improve the visual impact.
On larger barns or structures, the length or size of the roof will allow for more than one cupola For example, a 60-foot roof line could allow for two 30" cupolas on the sides and a single 42" cupola in the center. Two 42"or 48" cupolas could also work.(our handy diagram below will help you visualize this)
With our many styles and sizes of maintenance free cupolas , the safest choice would be to call our friendly design staff for expert advice. They will walk you through each step to ensure that you pick the perfect cupola for your project
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Choosing A Cupola Size
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