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For 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.

The 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.

Cupolas 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.

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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.


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