What are the Benefits of an Octagon Gazebo Cupola?
- Enhanced aesthetics - A cupola seems like a natural extension of a gazebo, helping it taper off gracefully into the sky, particularly when topped with a beautiful copper weathervane. An octagon gazebo cupola can also be used to highlight architectural features of your gazebo, or to tie it into the design of your home.
- Beat the heat - During the summer months, hot, humid air can get trapped under the roof of the gazebo, turning your outdoor retreat from relaxing to oppressive. A louvered cupola allows the hot air to escape, keeping the air inside the gazebo cool and fresh.
- Illumination - If you enjoy using your gazebo for activities like reading, writing, or crafts, a window cupola can be a welcome addition by brightening the interior with natural light. You can also fit your window octagon gazebo cupola with a light or lantern to keep things bright in the nighttime.
How do You Choose an Octagon Gazebo Cupola?
When selecting the size of a cupola, the rule of thumb is 1.25” inches for every foot of unbroken roofline. Since most gazebos are round, this rule has to be modified. Simply measure the diameter of your gazebo, and multiply that by 1.25. For example, if your gazebo is 18’ across, you would want your cupola base to measure 22.5”-24”. Depending on the height of your gazebo, you may need to multiply its diameter by 1.5. Our cupola specialists can help you select the right size octagon gazebo cupola: simply send a photo to MagicCupolas@ValleyForgeCupolas.com.