Imagine Your Barn with a Cupola
There was a time when American farmers or barn owners could not imagine their barns with cupolas. Cupola’s history began in the Middle East during the 8th century and as it’s architectural popularity grew it spread to India, Russia, Spain, Europe, and then finally crossed the ocean to America in the late 1700s. Cupolas are famous worldwide for their artistic and creative architectural status, but also for their incredible practicality and functionality. Particularly, farmers and owners of barns found the invention of cupolas to be the solution to a couple of very real problems.
First, in attempt to reduce the amount of feed required to keep animals warm during the winter, barns in early days were built tightly to reduce drafts. Tightly built barns during the winter created not only stagnant air flow, but the build-up of moisture. This moisture built-up created problems with the manure, which led to barn damage. Second, wet hay from the moisture build-up presented a fire hazard as hay fermentation led to dangerous heat levels.
Both these problems were resolved once farmers installed cupolas over an opening left in the top of their barn. This centrally located opening offered excellent ventilation as the solution. Over the years barn cupolas evolved from more simple, wooden, boxlike structures originally used by farmers, to more ornate and beautiful structures made of vinyl, wood, and copper. 21st century farmers and barn owners truly have the best of both worlds when it comes to their cupolas. Present day cupolas are sold intact with their functionality and practicality while at the same time displaying grace and beauty.
Now since you can imagine your barn with a cupola you are closer than ever to owning one. Not every barn is created equal and not every barn cupola is created equal either. When you invest in the beauty of your barn, you invest in the value of your property. There’s just something about a barn with a cupola that undeniably sets it apart from the rest.
Discovering the right cupola for your barn, can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Simply find the perfect cupola fit in our store and once you made your choice, we will ship the cupola to your preferred location. Once it arrives, you can install your cupola with our instructional video!