Cupolas are beautiful architectural accents that can occasionally be glimpsed at the top of barns, sheds or houses. Some cupolas have windows, while others have little slats called louvers. If you’ve seen a cupola, you may find yourself wondering whether its features have a function or are simply there to look good. You may even have asked yourself, “What is the purpose of a cupola?” Valley Forge Cupolas is proud to present you with an answer.
One of the practical purposes of a cupola is to provide interior natural light. A windowed cupola is a great way to brighten up a room with some unique, top-down lighting, and to experience sunlight from an exciting new perspective. A well-placed cupola can be a perfect solution for central rooms lacking adequate window light.
Cupolas are also great for exterior lighting. While mostly appreciated for their warm glow against the night sky and for their atmospheric ambience, a well-placed cupola can have practical advantages too. A cupola at the top of a garage, for instance, can helpfully illuminate a darkened driveway or path.
Wherever there are four walls and a roof, there will always be a need for airflow. Humans and structures alike depend on fresh air to remain healthy and sound. A louvered cupola is a stylish way to improve the airflow in your home, garage, or barn; preventing the damp environments that can lead to rot and other forms of structural damage.
Of course, the most popular purpose of a cupola is to bring beauty and distinction to a roofline. Cupolas can add a fascinating architectural flourish to any building, instantly distinguishing it from among the others. If you’re looking for a way to improve your property with form and functionality, grace your roof with the elegance of a cupola from Valley Forge Cupolas!
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.