|Hyde, Hampton, Newport Coupla
many years, the cupola, which is a domelike structure that
sits atop a roof and allows for air and ventilation, has
graced the tops of cathedrals, public buildings and homes.
Most of the cupolas are made from wood and come with many
different designs to fit particular styles.
word “cupola” comes
from the Italian and expresses the idea of a “small
tub“. In some cases, the cupola encompasses the entire
main roof, but mostly the cupola comprises a smaller structure
that sits on top of the main roof. If the cupola can be
reached by climbing a stairway, inside the building, it
is referred to as a belvedere or widow’s walk. Some
cupolas, called lanterns, have small windows, which the
illuminate the area below.
have also been an integral part of barn design, as installing
cupolas allowed a continuous flow of air, which then dried
the hay stored high in the barn. Old Yankee farmers referred
to cupolas as “a roof over a hole in the roof.”
The traditional Governor cupolas to the Presidential cupolas,
which are seen in the New England countryside, add uniqueness
and appeal to any roof.
The Hyde Park Cupolas are handcrafted cedar cupolas in
many styles and sizes to choose from, for public buildings,
barns and country homes.
The wood cedar Hyde Park comes with a copper or aluminum roof and is triangular
shaped and slopes up, to form a sharp point. The materials are cedar and copper.
These Hyde Park Cupolas add a distinct charm to any roof.
Hyde Park cupolas are recommended to fit commercial buildings or large homes
and are long-lasting.
|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.