have been traditionally used on buildings to provide ventilation
and light. They are not only functional, but decorative as well,
adding an extra dimension to roofs to increase their eye appeal.
You will find cupolas not only on homes and barns, but on garden
architecture such as gazebos.
Cupolas traditionally were made from wood, although you
can purchase cupolas made from vinyl or fiberglass today.
Wood cupolas have a look and texture with which vinyl or
fiberglass cupolas cannot compete. Most wood used in building
is softwood, which is easy to use. One of the popular types
of softwoods that are used in cupolas today is Cedar.