domelike structures that surmount a roof or dome, allowing
for air ventilation or as a lookout—have been an integral
part of architecture for thousands of years and can add a
classical look to any home or building.
Most cupolas are made out of wood,
with metal or shingle roofs and have windows or louvers
to admit light in and allow hot air to escape. Therefore,
cupolas are a pleasing combination of artistic appeal and
Many ancient cathedral buildings have
cupolas on their roofs and some have the entire main roof
as one single cupola.
|The Governor Wood cedar cupolas come
in all types of styles, from the traditional to the truly
unique cupolas that will add grace and elegance to your
The Governor Cupolas also come with a copper or aluminum roof and are
triangular tipped up in design. They are vented to allow air to escape.
The word cupola comes from
the Latin meaning of “little
cupo” or little dome, but we are familiar with the wonderful
wooden cupolas or American barns or stables and the elegant
cupolas on most public buildings. In fact, installing cupolas
atop a barn allows continual air to dry the hay stored high
in the barn. Old Yankee farmers referred to cupolas as “a
roof over a hole in the roof.”
The Governor Cupolas are recommended for a large home or commercial building
and add increased value to your home, as well as charming accents.