Celebrate man's best friend with one of our popular dog breed weathervanes! Whether you love the gentle and noble Golden Retriever, the energetic and loyal Labrador Retriever, or the feisty and confident Scottish Terrier, our dog weathervanes perfectly capture the charm and personality of each breed.
These happy-go-lucky dogs originated in Scotland during the mid to late 19th century. Wildfowl hunting was extremely popular among the Scottish gentry at the time, but the marshy terrain required a new breed of retriever that could easily work both land and water. Thus the Golden Retriever was born, an outgoing, trusting, eager-to-please dog that is relatively easy to train and a great family dog. Golden Retrievers take a joyous and playful approach to life and keep their puppyish behavior into adulthood. They love hunting and field work, but also excel at search-and-rescue and as guides for the blind. While their patient, trusting nature makes them poor guard dogs, they are excellent at making people feel welcome - even as a weathervane!
With their sweet, lovable, friendly personalities, it's easy to see why Labrador Retrievers are America's most popular dog breed. One of the most affectionate breeds, Labs are known for their loyalty and obedience, as well as their retrieving abilities. Accomplished sporting dogs, they can also frequently be found working as therapy or seeing-eye dogs, or performing screening and detection work for law enforcement. But they are most at home with their families, as their wonderful temperament and eagerness to please make them ideal family pets. Available in polished or patina finish, our playful Lab weathervanes are perfect for any home!
Independent and confident, Scotties have a dignified, almost-human character. Keenly alert and aloof to strangers, Scotties make excellent watchdogs. The well-known Scottie silhouette can be found on everything from clothing to candy to board games. They were also extremely popular among American presidents, including Eisenhower, George W. Bush, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR was so fond of his dog, Fala, that there is even a statue of the Scottie at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. This little dog with big personality makes a great addition to any roofline!
Combining form and function, dog breed weathervanes are a fun, attractive addition to any home. Call us today at 866-400-1776 to add one of our durable, American-made, copper dog weathervanes to your roofline!
Outdoor lighting is one of the most important features of your home. During the winter months, outdoor lighting is essential for keeping driveways and walkways well lit. This not only provides a cheerful welcome home; it also makes it easier to load and unload your vehicle and provides an extra layer of safety during inclement weather. During the summer months, outdoor lighting helps you enjoy the outdoors, lighting your backyard, deck, or garage so that you can relax and play as late as you wish. With Valley Forge Cupola's beautiful collection of outdoor lanterns, you can brighten up your home's exterior in style! With a variety of elegant, affordable designs to choose from, you are certain to find the perfect outdoor lantern for your home.
Stunning Outdoor Lanterns from Valley Forge Cupolas
Our newest outdoor lanterns are sure to become some of our most popular models! Starting from the left, our Seafarer Lantern is modeled after the old kerosene lanterns used by lighthouse keepers and longshoremen. Its exquisite gunmetal finish pairs perfectly with darker colored homes, and the nautical design is perfect for homes by the water.
Next we have the Olde Colony Copper Lantern, a slightly smaller, single-candle version of our Old Colony Lantern with Patina Finish. This outdoor lantern has Old World charm and an industrial aesthetic that makes it the perfect complement to both old homes and new construction.
Last but not least we have the American Heritage Lantern, whose exterior lines provide an elegant, paned glass effect. Placed atop one of our lantern posts, this outdoor lantern makes for a grand driveway entrance, a stately deck or patio, or a well-lit path to the pool or garden.
Our outdoor lantern collection also includes styles inspired by classic designs. Onion lanterns have been a staple in coastal communities since the early 1800s when they were used as nighttime work lights on fishing vessels. Named for their onion-shaped globes (which protected the flame from the elements) they also feature a cage which protects the globe from breaking.
Or you can grace your home with the traditional symbol of hospitality, the pineapple. According to legend, sea captains would spear a pineapple onto their fence post when they returned from a voyage to the Caribbean Islands. This served as an invitation for their friends to visit, share food and drink, and listen to tales of their voyages. Let your friends know your home is always open with our lovely Lanai Lantern.
Order Your Outdoor Lanterns Today!
Every season is a good season for outdoor lanterns. Call Valley Forge Cupolas today at 866-400-1776 to place your order. And don't forget to ask about how our lanterns pair perfectly with cupolas!
Whether you're already dreaming about decorating your home for Christmas or eagerly planning your Thanksgiving menu, the holiday season is nearly upon us. That means in addition to baking pies and basting turkeys, there is likely a list of cleaning and projects to be completed. And while everyone wants their home to look its best for the holidays, November isn't exactly the best time to tackle a kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation. Luckily we can help you make your home look new with our beautiful collection of fine products!
Mailboxes make a great statement at the entrance to your driveway! We have five unique styles to choose from, all available in a variety of colors. Our mailboxes can also be customized with vertical address numbers or oval designs displaying house number and street name. This makes it easy for your guests to find your home, especially if your house is set back from the road.
Nothing is more welcoming than a well-lit home. During the long winter nights, pulling up to a bright and cheery home is the first greeting your guests receive. Our beautiful lantern posts are perfect for lining driveways and walkways, helping guests who are unfamiliar with your home easily find your door.
Just in time for the holidays, we have three new lanterns to illuminate your cupola. On the left, the Seafarer Lantern is reminiscent of old lighthouse keeper lanterns, lighting the way through dark, stormy nights. In the middle we have our Olde Colony Lantern, now available in brilliant polished copper. Lastly, our American Heritage Lantern is sure to please with its early-American charm.
What better way to celebrate a few of your favorite things than with a weathervane? Whether you want to celebrate man's best friend or decorate your roofline with your favorite animal, we are certain to have a design you'll love. Our extensive weathervane collection has over 170 styles to choose from! This includes a lovely pineapple, the traditional symbol of hospitality used to welcome guests since the 1700s.
If you really want to wow your guests, give your home a whole new look with one of our custom cupolas. Available in dozens of styles and customizable to meet your needs and tastes, our cupolas will revolutionize the look of your home. Easy to install and designed to last a lifetime, our cupolas are sure to please. And there are many fun ways to decorate your cupola for the holidays!
Looking to dress up your home for the holidays? Call us today at 800-466-1776!
Looking to add some character to your garage roof? Cupolas banish boring rooflines and increase the beauty and function of your home. Our extensive collection of garage roof cupolas complement any architectural style and can be customized to meet your design tastes and needs. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff love helping customers find the cupola of their dreams!
How to Select a Garage Roof Cupola
We often have customers ask, "What size cupola do I need for a 2-car garage?" The width of your cupola depends on the length of your roof. A general rule of thumb is a minimum of 1.25” of cupola for every foot of unbroken roof ridge line, but this can vary slightly depending on the height of the garage and the overall aesthetic. While there isn't a standard size for 2-car garages, the most common sizes are 18'x20' and 24'x24'. These roof dimensions would call for either 24" or 30" wide cupolas. Our extensive collection of cupolas has dozens of styles available in these sizes, including those pictured below.
As you can see, the only limit to cupola design is your imagination. There are so many features to choose from: square or hexagon design, standing seam roof, custom molding on the base or vents - the possibilities are endless! And since our cupolas are available in a variety of sizes, you could get a matching cupola for your home as well.
Louver cupolas, such as the Greenfield Style Cupola, are great for adding much-needed ventilation to garages. This helps keep garages dry and cool, as well as venting any fumes from exhaust or chemicals stored inside. Window cupolas allow natural light into a garage, making it a more usable work space.
Examples of 2-Car Garage Roof Cupolas from Our Portfolio
For this 24' 2-car garage, the owners chose our most popular model cupola: the 30" CNC with Windows. This stunning cupola complements any home, with its elegant lines and gracefully arched windows. Paired with a welcoming pineapple weathervane, this garage cupola is sheer perfection!
Here we have another CNC Window cupola, this one measuring 36" wide to grace a 28' detached, 2-car garage. A great feature of the CNC Window cupola is that it can be fitted with one of our beautiful cupola lanterns to give your garage a warm, cheery glow.
On the left you can see a stunning 48" Ellsworth style cupola gracing a large 40' wide garage. The roof of the Ellsworth mimics the pitch of the garage roof while the window panes mirror those on the garage doors. On the right we have a 24' wide 2-car garage with a classic 30" Concave Cupola with Louvers. This cupola fits perfectly into the traditional style of the home, and a copper duck weathervane adds extra height to contrast against the chimney.
If you're looking to revolutionize your garage roof with a cupola, call Valley Forge Cupolas today at 866-400-1776. Our cupola specialists can help you choose the perfect size and style cupola for your home!
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.