What are Cupolas Used For? A Little Bit of Everything!
- Cupolas can add much-needed ventilation in attics, protecting your roof and any stored items by reducing moisture and keeping the space cooler during the blazing summer months.
- Cupolas also provide ventilation and light in garages and sheds. These structures tend to rely on artificial light and can be difficult to navigate. With the added natural light from a cupola, your garage or shed becomes a more usable workspace. The extra ventilation also helps reduce fumes from gasoline or fertilizer, and allows heat to escape during the summer.
- Warm, stagnant, humid air is hazardous to barns. It can lead to mold and mildew growth, which can rot the wood and jeopardize structural integrity. Cupolas protect barns by drawing out warm, stale air and recycling cool, fresh air into the barn. They also allow a continuous flow of air into the hayloft, helping to dry the hay to prevent mold growth and reduce the risk of hay fires from spontaneous combustion.
- Cupolas also protect barn animals by allowing the fumes and moisture that are dangerous to their health to escape, while retaining heat during winter. Cupolas are especially beneficial on chicken coops, as moisture and insufficient ventilation can lead to illness and death, particularly during winter months.
- You can also add more usable space to your home by adding a cupola. If you are looking to convert an attic, garage, or shed into a workroom or quiet retreat, a cupola can help brighten the space and make it more comfortable. Natural light is soothing to both you and your electric bill, and increased ventilation will help keep your newly finished space comfortable year-round.