Our louvered Cupolas combine functionality with elegance! They allow your roof to breathe, reducing heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer, while adding a distinctive touch of class to any roof line. Choose from square, hexagon, or octagon shaped bases, and hip, pagoda or bell shaped roofs. Stock models feature a White base and middle section, with a Copper roof, but we also offer many colors and finishes (including Kynar), and make many custom shapes and sizes. Weather Vanes, Spires and Finials are optional but recommended, and are priced separately per item.

Cupolas can be the crowning glory of any home, but we think this one is particularly well done. It melds with the feel of the home and balances out the chimney on the other side, adding cohesiveness to the entire house.

 

What is a Cupola

For other uses, see Cupola (disambiguation).

In architecture, a cupola /ˈkjuːpələ/ is a small, most often dome-like, structure on top of a building.[1] Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.[2][3]

The word derives, via Italian, from the lower Latin cupula (classical Latin cupella from the Greek κύπελλον kupellon) "small cup" (Latin cupa) indicating a vault resembling an upside down cup.[4]

For other uses, see Cupola (disambiguation).

In architecture, a cupola /ˈkjuːpələ/ is a small, most often dome-like, structure on top of a building.[1] Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.[2][3]

The word derives, via Italian, from the lower Latin cupula (classical Latin cupella from the Greek κύπελλον kupellon) "small cup" (Latin cupa) indicating a vault resembling an upside down cup.[4]

The cupola is a development during the Renaissance of the oculus, an ancient device found in Roman architecture, but being weatherproof was superior for the wetter climates of northern Europe.[citation needed] The chhatri, seen in Indian architecture, fits the definition of a cupola when it is used atop a larger structure.[citation needed]

Cupolas often appear as small buildings in their own right. They often serve as a belfry, belvedere, or roof lantern above a main roof. In other cases they may crown a spire, tower, or turret. [3] Barns often have cupolas for ventilation.[citation needed]

The square, dome-like segment of a North American railroad train caboose is also called a cupola.[citation needed]

Some armored fighting vehicles have cupolas in the form of a raised dome or cylinder with armored glass to provide 360-degree vision around the vehicle.[citation needed]