Buying any new structure or add-on to a structure is a litter stressful, since it’s something of an investment and can have a huge impact on a building or a property. One of the most popular add-ons to a structure is a cupola, since it isn’t a huge project and adds a lot of interest to an existing structure. Here are a few things you need to know if you plan on buying one.
1. What exactly is a cupola anyway?
A cupola, simply put, is just a small structure on top of a building. It’s traditionally a dome shape, but they are more and more often square. Though they do serve something of a practical purpose, they are generally meant to adorn a roof and draw interest. If a cupola is intended to serve a practical purpose, it’s to allow in light or air.
2. A Note on Craftsmanship
When it comes to buying any structure or add on, craftsmanship is of the utmost importance. Amish cupolas are touted for their high quality. Amish furniture and structures are well known for the craftsmanship since they are usually constructed without the use of power tools and are completely made of wood. In any case, craftsmanship is important for a cupola since it will be on top of another structure and be exposed to the elements.
3. Style and Design
There are two main styles of Amish furniture and products, Mission and Shaker. However, since Amish cupolas will be hand built and aren’t mass manufactured, you can opt for whatever style and design you’re looking for. This could mean choosing a specific set of dimensions for the cupola or opting for a certain stain or paint color.
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