If you're ready to add a Halloween-themed weathervane to your home, call Valley Forge Cupolas today at (866) 400-1776!
The leaves are starting to change, Jack-o-lanterns are dotting every doorstep, and soon children (and adults!) will be donning costumes to celebrate the spookiest of holidays: Halloween! Whether you're someone who likes to decorate your entire yard, or you prefer to keep your decorations to a minimum, a Halloween-themed weathervane is the perfect addition to your display! At Valley Forge Cupolas, our extensive weathervane catalog includes several designs that would be happy to haunt your roofline.
Circling your home on its bat-like wings, this friendly dragon promises to only roast marshmallows, not Trick-or-Treaters. Available in shiny copper or the beautiful patina shown here, this weathervane complements any home design. With a wingspan of 19", this dragon can be displayed proudly atop any garage, shed, roof, or cupola.
Fairies can be either friendly and helpful, or terrifying and vengeful, depending on which mythology you read. This fair folk, with her butterfly wings and watering can, appears willing to help keep your garden bountiful and beautiful. But perhaps you should leave her an offering of candy, just in case.
Harvest moons are especially beautiful, filling the sky with their golden-orange glow. Whether waxing or waning, full or new, a Halloween moon sets the mood! This charming weathervane (with accompanying star) will proudly grace the largest of rooflines.
Watch out for wolves on All Hallows Eve - especially if the moon is full! Werewolves have been a beloved and feared part of traditional folklore since the early 15th century, and wolves feature prominently in many fairy tales (such as Little Red Riding Hood). Capture their mystique with this magnificent Wolf Weathervane - you can almost hear him howling!
This charming little witch is ready to bring good omens to your garden, deck, or yard. Sailing through the sky on her faithful broom, she is certain to liven up any Halloween display! You can mount this weathervane to a cupola or the side of a shed, or place her on a stand in your garden or flowerbed.
Winging silently through the night, with their glowing eyes and rotating heads, owls have long been viewed as otherworldly creatures. They are associated with a variety of superstitions, from announcing death and taking away souls to warding off evil spirits and guiding the dead on their journeys. Our majestic Flying Owl weathervane, with its fierce talons and broad wings, is ready to be a silent sentinel over your home.
If you're ready to add a Halloween-themed weathervane to your home, call Valley Forge Cupolas today at (866) 400-1776!
One of the first questions our customers ask is, “How much does a cupola cost?” While some companies offer “discount” cupolas that are made from substandard materials and shoddy craftsmanship, a cupola doesn’t have to break the bank to be high quality. At Valley Forge Cupolas, our cupolas are always made from durable, high-quality materials by skilled Pennsylvania craftsmen. And when you purchase a Valley Forge Cupola, our Cupola Specialists make sure every aspect of the design fits your needs and tastes. This includes ensuring the cupola proportions complement your dwelling and letting you know what the final result will look like on your home through digital quotes.
How Much does a Cupola Cost?
There are two main factors that determine the cost of a cupola: size and style. Size is perhaps the most important element of a cupola, because if a cupola is not properly proportioned to your home it will become an eyesore instead of a beautiful complement to your roofline. As a general rule, the width of a cupola’s base should be 1.25” for every foot of unbroken roof ridge line. This gives you a range of sizes to choose from: for example, a 24’ roof could accommodate a cupola as small as 30” wide and as large as 36” wide. The final size will be determined by both the overall size of your house, your personal preference, and the height of the cupola.
Your cupola's style and design contain the final variables in how much a cupola costs. We have nearly 100 cupola models to choose from, and each one can be customized to meet your specific needs. From shiplap bases and board and batten designs, to custom molding and copper accents, we can craft you a truly one-of-a-kind cupola.
Take the Guesswork Out of Your Cupola Purchase with Our Digital Quotes!
Picturing a cupola on your home can be difficult, which is why we offer our clients a custom digital quote that shows you exactly how your cupola will look on your home. As the only cupola company to offer digital quotes, we can give you confidence that you are purchasing exactly what you want and that it will look perfect on your home.
Below is an example of one of our custom digital quotes. The top photo is the initial photo the customer sent us, requesting a quote for a cupola for their garage. The second photo is our digital quote, demonstrating how the 36” cupola they were interested in would look on their roof. And in the last photo, you can see how the installed cupola perfectly matches our digital quote, even down to the bell shaped roof. The customers were thrilled with their custom Roxbury style cupola and didn’t have to worry about choosing the wrong size or style.
Take the guesswork out of your cupola purchase with a custom digital quote from Valley Forge Cupolas! With over two decades of cupola experience, we can help you design the cupola of your dreams. Call us today at 866-400-1776 to get started, or email a photo to MagicCupolas@ValleyForgeCupolas.com to request a quote.
Ornamental roof finials are used to emphasize the top of a spire, roof, cupola, or other prominent architectural feature. They were first popularized in Asia around 711 A.D. to decorate pagodas and saw a resurgence in popularity during the Victorian and Gothic eras. These later designs were often based on Arthurian legends or regal symbols, such as the fleur de lis, and sometimes incorporated ornamental figures such as gargoyles, dragons, and other mythical creatures. Ornamental roof finials were originally made from stone, but eventually craftsmen transitioned to using copper because it resists corrosion and withstands the elements for decades.
Our finials range in height from 13” to 39” and are available in a variety of finishes, depending on the design. These finishes include black (gloss or matte), copper (polished or patinated), white (antique or gloss), and nickel (brushed or polished). With our extensive collection, you are certain to find the perfect ornamental roof finial for your home!
King Arthur's Court
Travel back to Camelot with our ornamental roof finials inspired by Arthurian legend. From the idyllic island of Avalon where the mighty Excalibur was forged, to the infamous fairy queen and sorceress Morgan le Fay, to brave Sir Gawain, knight of the round table, each finial has a tale to tell.
Royal Roof Finials
Add a touch of royal elegance to your home with one of these regal finials. Our Victoria finial is inspired by none other than Queen Victoria, whose reign was a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, political, and military change and saw a great expansion of the British Empire. Our magnificent Aragon finial - available in 28" and 40" heights - is named after the medieval kingdom of Aragon, located in modern day Spain. Or for a touch of France, we have the classic fleur-de-lis, symbol of the French monarchy.
We also have a gorgeous series of ornamental roof finials inspired by cities around the globe. Modeled after finials adorning the historic city of Boston, our Bostonian finial has a simple, elegant ball and spire design. Our Italian-inspired finials are available in stunning black matte finish. Stately and picturesque, the Venetian finial features hand-hammered lines in its spire and a smooth ball. The Florentine has an elegant, feminine quality with its curved, hand-hammered lines on the ball and spire. The Roman is a classic design with a smooth surface throughout. Inspired by the pagoda temples of Japan, the Kyoto finial features a six-sided spire atop a rounded base.
Add Flair to Your Roof with an Ornamental Roof Finial!
If you're looking for a unique, beautiful roof finial, call us today at 866-400-1776!
When deciding how to mount a weathervane on a roof, you must factor in where on the roof the weathervane will be placed, your roof style, and how visible the weathervane will be from the ground. We offer a variety of stylish roof mounts for any roof shape, but the best weathervane mount of all is a cupola! Cupolas and weathervanes are a match made in design heaven. Cupolas give weathervanes an extra boost so that they are visible from any vantage point, and weathervanes are the perfect finishing touch to any cupola.
Types of Weathervane Roof Mounts
Durable and practical, our Adjustable Aluminum Roof Mount is perfect for installing our Standard Size Weathervanes on any traditional roof. Or add some extra flare to your roof with our lovely Decorative Saddle Mount!
Our ALR bracket makes it easy to mount your weathervane over a ridge vent, while our sturdy Four Sided Steel Mount accommodates any hip-style roof. Both mounts are designed to hold our Standard Size Weathervanes.
If you're purchasing one of our beautiful Jumbo Weathervanes, our Large Steel Roof Mount is the perfect choice to keep your weathervane secure.
Our favorite way to mount a weathervane on a roof is with a cupola! Look how well this elegant eagle weathervane pairs with this double louver cupola. All of our cupolas are designed with weathervane mounts, so you can add a weathervane at any time. Our weathervanes, like our cupolas, are easy to assemble and built to last.
How to Mount a Weathervane on a Roof
The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are gearing up for their annual colorful display: fall is almost here! If you can't wait for September 23rd (the First Day of Fall), grab a pumpkin spice latte and get inspired by our fall home decor ideas.
Our Favorite Outdoor Fall Home Decor Ideas
Need a cupola or weathervane? Call Valley Forge Cupolas today at 866-400-1776 and see why we are the leaders in quality and customer satisfaction!
When it comes to commercial cupola suppliers, Valley Forge Cupolas leads in quality and customer service. Whether you’re a construction company interested in adding a unique feature to your model homes or a real estate developer looking to remodel, our cupola experts are here to help. No matter the size of your project, we are proud to be your source for beautiful, handcrafted cupolas.
High-Quality Commercial Cupolas
All of our cupolas are built by Pennsylvania craftsmen from beautiful, durable materials, such as 24-gauge copper, Western Red Cedar, painted steel, and Azek vinyl. Copper and Azek vinyl are especially perfect for commercial applications as they withstand time and the elements with minimal maintenance. Azek vinyl is resistant to moisture, mold, mildew, stains, scratches, and dents, and doesn’t crack or yellow in the sun. Copper adds a touch of elegance to any building and can even be patinated for a gorgeous, uniform verdigris.
Our cupolas come in three sections for fast, on-site assembly. They can be built to any size and style specifications our clients require, such as the 78” wide 216” high octagonal cupola pictured above. That cupola features a bell-shaped copper dome and dentil molding around the base to complement the brick siding of the building and its dentil pattern along the corners. We have also produced custom cupolas for the Highlander Training Center in Sulphur Springs, TX and a beautiful historic building in Scarsdale, NY. Beverly, our Cupola Specialist, is ready to lend her decades of expertise to your project, helping you determine the perfect size, material, and style for your project.
As a commercial cupola supplier, we offer special pricing on larger projects so you can be sure you’re getting high-quality and style at an extremely competitive rate. We are also the only cupola supplier that provides a digital rendering of how your cupola would look on your finished home or building. Send a photo or blueprint to MagicCupolas@ValleyForgeCupolas.com and we’ll respond with your own custom image, so you can see precisely what you’re getting and an accurate estimate of its cost. For contractors who haven’t submitted their proposals, including our Custom Digital Quotes in their submission can lead to better success in acquiring projects.
Choose Valley Forge Cupolas for Your Cupola Supplier!
From office spaces and small businesses to shopping centers and government buildings, we are confident we can handle your project! In addition to beautiful, quality products, we also offer unparalleled customer service. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction and we always go the extra mile. Call us any day of the week at 866-400-1776.
When it comes to high-quality building materials, copper and cupolas are a match made in heaven. Copper cupola roofs and accent pieces act as a beautiful crown to your home, lasting for decades with little to no maintenance. This lightweight yet flexible material is extremely durable and easily shaped for elegant, practical designs.
Why We Love Copper Cupolas
Copper can be incorporated into as much - or as little - of a cupola design as you wish. Copper cupola roofs are the most popular, and typically come in straight, concave, and bell-shaped designs. You can also use copper for the base, as trim or drip rail molding, or as an insert for the star cutout on our Designer Series cupolas. You can even construct a cupola entirely from copper!
Copper looks great when paired against any building material, including cedar and vinyl. Because copper is easy to shape, you can create unique designs such as the standing seam roof on this Carlisle cupola. Pairing a standing seam roof with a board and batten base would add beautiful lines to your home!
Our copper cupolas are available both polished and with patina. Patina is the blue-green layer that forms on the surface of copper over time, much like rust develops on iron. Unlike rust, however, patina actually preserves the copper, protecting it from the elements. If patina develops naturally, its ultimate color will be determined by the corrosive elements it is exposed to (such as salt air). The color of the patina and how long it takes to develop will be unique to the environment. Man-made patina offers the same protective coating with a more uniform color distribution.
If you prefer the look of polished copper, you can either routinely clean the copper or, for more effective results, seal the copper. Copper cupola accents, such as weathervanes or finials, are easier to clean than large areas of copper, such as roofs or bases.
For Beautiful Copper Cupolas, Call Valley Forge Cupolas!
If you’re looking for unique copper cupolas, call the experts at Valley Forge Cupolas and Weathervanes today. Our cupola specialists love helping customers design the cupola of their dreams! Let us show you what is possible: 866-400-1776.
At Valley Forge Cupolas and Weathervanes, there’s nothing we love more than helping our customers find the perfect cupola. As a family owned and operated business, our hands-on, personalized customer service is what sets us apart from other cupola manufacturers. We share our decades of cupola knowledge with our customers to help you choose the cupola that meets all your needs and specifications. If you’ve been thinking about adding a cupola to a house here are some tips from the experts!
Adding a Cupola to a House Checklist
If you’re ready to add a cupola to your house, call us today at 866-400-1776!
Tucked among rolling hills or rising from the flat plains, barns are more than a simple building: they are the heartbeat of your home. What better way to crown these important structures than with a beautiful copper weathervane? Barns and weathervanes pair perfectly together as they are both a rich part of American history. Here are some of our favorite weathervanes for barns!
New to our weathervane collection are these gorgeous Black Accent Weathervanes! Fashioned after early American designs, this chunky stallion is ready to race along your roofline. Available in two sizes, this weathervane can accommodate barns of any size.
This is the only fox we’ll allow near the henhouse! With its nose in the wind, this graceful, sly creature is always looking for adventure. Fully three dimensional, this eye-catching creature easily displays wind direction even on a tall roof.
Let this trio of geese take flight over your barn! With three distinct birds, this beautifully detailed weathervane is perfect for larger buildings. Whether you’re a birdwatcher or an avid hunter, you’ll enjoy seeing these shiny birds winging their way home.
If you prefer a more traditional style weathervane for your barn, this exquisite large 3-D Arrow lends a truly majestically stylish feeling wherever it sits. Reminiscent of Victorian styles, this weathervane harkens back to the days when archers perched on castle walls used wind vanes to determine wind direction.
Show jumping is an equestrian tradition beloved the world over. This elegant horse and rider weathervane is perfect for both equestrian riders and those who breed champion jumpers. With its intricately detailed features, it looks as though it may ride right off your roof!
This bold, 3D ram means business! Rams are male bighorn sheep, known for settling arguments by ramming each other with their impressive horns. This ram will keep watch over your flocks as he struts his stuff above your barn.
Traditionally, weathervanes for barns have depicted the owners’ most well-known animals, such as a prize-winning bull. Our 3D bull is a specimen sure to win a few blue ribbons! This bulky beast takes his protective role seriously, head down, ready to charge any invaders.
Fresh from the county fair, this little piggy will oink his way into your heart and onto your roof. Our portly porker is perfect for any barn, coop, or sty. With high-quality materials and construction, no wolves are going to blow this piggy away!
The cow is one of the oldest American weathervane designs and can still be seen on dairy barns throughout the country. Bring this faithful milker home to keep watch over your barn and fields today!
More Weathervanes for Barns
From racehorse and roosters to mermaids and lighthouses, our extensive weathervane collection has something for everyone! Built from beautiful, durable 24-gauge copper, our weathervanes will easily withstand the elements for decades to come. Need help choosing a weathervane? Our friendly staff will gladly answer all your weathervane and cupola questions! Call us today at 866-400-1776.
When it comes to putting a cupola on your home or garage, you can either build one yourself (either from scratch or a kit) or you can buy a cupola online. Building your own cupola takes a lot of time and skill, and you may have to settle for materials with a limited lifespan. Cupola kits have their own problems, including shoddy construction and incorrect proportions. Buying a cupola online from an expert cupola manufacturer provides a greater level of customization, high-quality materials, and peace of mind.
Why You Should Buy a Cupola Online from Valley Forge Cupolas
Buy a Cupola Online Today!
If you’re looking for high-quality cupola that will last a lifetime, call Valley Forge Cupolas today at 800-466-1776. Our expertly built cupolas are fast and easy to install, and all seams, edges and frames are a perfect fit. Let our cupola specialists help you craft the cupola of your dreams!
We are the "Cupola Specialists" who can help you with every aspect of your cupola selection. Let us do a customized digital quote so that you can see exactly how one of our beautiful vinyl or wood cupolas will look on your roof.