Windows on Hinges
Cupola windows can be designed on a hinge, located on the inside of the cupola. The purpose of this is to be opened to allow airflow into space, helping to make the cupolas serve a functional purpose. To do this, the outside screw must be loosened to open up the windows.
Some people also choose to add windows that can open for the purpose of adding light. Windows on hinges allow access to the inside of the cupola to install a light bulb, adding a unique nighttime glow to your home.
Should My Cupola Windows Open?
Windows on a hinge can be added to your custom Valley Forge Cupola for a small upcharge. Our customers often ask us if it is a necessary upgrade. Overall, the decision to include operable windows in a cupola depends on the intended purpose. If your goal of adding a cupola to your home or structure is simply aesthetic, functional windows are not needed.
On the other hand, if you are adding a cupola to enhance ventilation in a space, it may be wise to add a hinge to allow windows to open. This is ideal for structures such as barns, garages, or workspaces. The increased airflow to the space can help improve circulation, reduce smells, and help manage temperatures in these spaces.
Got more questions about choosing cupola windows that open? Speak to our cupola specialist Beverly to learn more. We can help provide more information about this important feature, helping you make the best decision for your personal usage.
Get Started with Your Unique Cupola
With so many customizable choices just like operable windows, designing your perfect cupola is just one call away. Contact Valley Forge Cupolas today at 866-400-1776 to speak with us. We look forward to hearing from you!