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The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, which means it’s the perfect time to think about upgrading your outdoor lighting! Nothing is more welcoming than the gentle glow of a lantern, whether it’s mounted in a window cupola or on a handcrafted post. At Valley Forge Cupolas, we have beautiful designs to light up your home’s exterior from the driveway to your roofline!
Our ever-expanding collection of lanterns can be paired with both our cupolas and lantern posts for a cohesive look across your property. As you can see in the photo above, lighting up one of our window cupolas creates a warm, inviting glow above your roofline that is a delight to come home to. This homeowner also added one of our lantern posts next to their driveway and walkway to make it easier for family and guests to navigate at night.
Our lanterns are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles to complement every home. The Beacon Lantern (left) harkens back to revolutionary era gas lamps that pairs perfectly with Dutch Colonials and other classic home designs. The classic Onion Lantern design (center) has been a staple in coastal communities since the early 1800’s when they were used as nighttime work lights on docks and fishing vessels. Named for their onion-shaped globes (which protected the flame from the elements), this beautiful lantern design is perfect for Cape Cod and any shore home. And for those who love a more modern, minimalist look, the sleek design of our new Capture Lantern (right) is the perfect accent to any home. We are constantly adding new designs so our customers can find the lantern that perfectly matches their design dreams.
Our beautiful, handcrafted lantern posts are a great way to brighten up your driveway, walkway, deck, gazebo, and other outdoor spaces. We have eight different post styles to choose from to complement any taste or architectural design. Our lantern posts even offer a variety of customization options, including:
If you would like to add lighting to your cupola, we can easily modify your window cupola with hinges so that accessing your light fixture is a breeze. With a lantern, your cupola will be the distinct focal point of your home both day and night. To learn more about our cupola and outdoor lighting options, call us today at 866-400-1776.
When choosing a cupola, before and after shots can be very helpful to visualize the impact a cupola can have on a garage, home or other building. At Valley Forge Cupolas, we help our clients choose the perfect cupola for their home by providing digital building quotes that show their roofline before and after adding a cupola. Below are a few examples of our digital building quotes along with the final installed product.
Cupola Before and After Shots from Our Customers
In this cupola before and after series, the top photo is the picture supplied by the customer. The middle photo is the digital building quote we created for the homeowner, showing exactly how the cupola they selected would look on their home. And in the final photo you can see that the installed cupola perfectly matched our digital quote, eliminating the guesswork in choosing the right size and style cupola for your home. This customer chose a 36” wide vinyl Custom Roxbury cupola with a bell-shaped copper roof and custom crown molding added under the cupola roof. Topped with a weathervane, it is the perfect addition to this lovely home.
This charming 25’ garage needed a cupola that would match its unique design and character. In the top two frames you can see the initial customer photo and our digital quote, complete with weathervane! The customer loved how the 30” wide CNC Window style cupola and Small Jib Sailboat weathervane looked in the quote and placed their order. After installation, they were so thrilled with the final product that they had to send us photos from three different angles! Our digital quotes give you confidence that you are choosing the right cupola for your home and allow you to make changes before your order is placed for a smooth and pleasant buying experience.
The multiple rooflines and sprawling layout of this gorgeous home made it difficult for the client to know what size cupola they should choose. They sent us a photo of their home (top) and our design team went to work. After looking at all the roof dimensions, our design team recommended a 36” wide CNC Window style cupola (shown installed in the bottom photo). Our customer was delighted with the cupola and how it added the perfect touch to their beautiful home.
Revolutionize Your Roofline with Valley Forge Cupolas
At Valley Forge Cupolas, our experts are here to help you through every step of choosing a cupola to ensure our customers are 100% satisfied. If you’re ready to add a cupola to your home, call us today at 866-400-1776. We look forward to turning your cupola dreams into reality!
One of the unique benefits of windows cupolas is the multitude of lighting options they offer. Functional window cupolas act as a skylight, flooding your garage, attic, barn, shed, or even bedroom with beautiful natural light. Decorative window cupolas can be lit one of two ways: either a standard light bulb or a decorative cupola lantern. A standard light bulb is mounted into the bottom of the cupola, illuminating your cupola with a soft glow - no special bulb required! Any standard LED bulb will do, no more than 8 watts. And you can change the bulb to match the seasons (orange for Halloween, green or red for Christmas)!
Our most popular cupola lighting idea is to choose a decorative light from our beautiful collection of cupola lanterns. We have 15 unique styles to choose from, including our two new modern designs, the New York and Capture lanterns. No matter your design style or the size of your cupola, our cupola lanterns are sure to please!
Cupola Lighting Ideas from Our Collection
The polished metal finishes of our new cupola lanterns make a stunning addition to any home. The Seafarer Lantern (left) is perfect for any beach or lake home, harkening back to the traditional lantern designs used by lighthouse keepers and longshoremen. The Olde Colony Copper Lantern (center) is a polished, modern version of our popular patina model. Copper has grown in popularity as an architectural element, and this lantern can help highlight and complement other copper accents on your home. Lastly, our American Heritage Lantern (right) offers a classic, boxy design with delicate panes and multiple lights for even more brilliance. This is the perfect lantern for any Colonial, Cape Cod or rustic style home.
If you prefer a more modern design, our New York and Capture lanterns are the model of simplicity. Their long, sleek, minimalist lines accentuate the height of your cupola and complement your home’s structure. Pair with an Edison bulb for a trendy, chic look.
Accessing Your Cupola Light
If you want to add lighting to your window cupola, our cupola specialists have you covered. For a small fee, we will fit one of the cupola windows with hinges on the inside. Simply remove the exterior screws, and the window will swing upward. Prop the window open, and you can easily install your cupola lanterns or change out a bulb. (Don’t worry: LED bulbs can last up to 11 years, so this isn’t a chore you will have to perform often!)
For more cupola lighting ideas, call Valley Forge Cupolas today at 866-400-1776!
Fall is officially here, bringing with it cooler days, changing leaves, blustery wind and everything pumpkin. And as the seasons change, so should your home’s exterior! Here are a few fun ways to dress up your home for fall:
From weathervanes to lanterns to cupolas, we can help you upgrade your home’s exterior for fall! Call Valley Forge Cupolas at 866-400-1776 to order your cupola or weathervane today.
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.