4 Things a Cupola Can Do
- Improve ventilation - This is perhaps the most important function of a cupola. Moisture is one of the biggest dangers to any structure. It can weaken roofs, damage electrical systems, and destroy insulation. High moisture levels can also lead to mold growth, which poses a health risk to people and livestock and damages stored items. That is why nearly all barns have cupolas, to allow moist air and fumes to escape, protecting the health of the animals inside. In a garage or shed, cupolas help eliminate odors and fumes, reduce heat, and prevent carbon monoxide build-up.
- Let the light in - Cupolas are a wonderful way to add natural light into a space. Window cupolas allow sunlight to brighten up a room or attic, reducing the need for electric light and creating a more inviting space. You can also hang a lantern in a cupola to illuminate your home at night, keeping your home bright and cheery.
- Beautify a home or garage - Cupolas are a great way to add beauty and character to a home. They can enhance or highlight an architectural theme, or be used to form a cohesive look around your property by adding them to sheds, gazebos, detached garages, or other outbuildings. They can also help set the tone for your home. Add a shiplap base and pineapple weathervane to create a beach cottage theme, or choose barn red painted steel and a traditional rooster weathervane for a farmhouse look. And with endless customization options, we can help you design the perfect complement to your home.
- Add more usable space - Because cupolas provide ventilation and light, they can help convert attics, garages and sheds into workrooms or quiet retreats. Natural light is soothing to both you and your electric bill, and increased ventilation allows heat and fumes to escape while keeping the air circulating, creating a more comfortable work environment inside sheds and garages. Now you can have the perfect potting shed for your garden or workshop for your tools!