Questions before you order? Call us at 866-400-1776.

Origin of the Word Cupola

The word cupola is unique – and not a word you come across very often in daily conversation! The word itself dates back to the 16th century, derived from the Latin word “cupula”. This word means “a small cask or buying vault”. 

In Latin, cupula means “cask or small cup”.  You might wonder – what does this all mean and how does it relate to the cupola you know today? Learn more about the origin of cupolas in this blog post below. 

Cupolas in Architecture 

The word cupola has been used in the Architecture world for centuries, used to describe a dome-like and tall structure that sits on top of a building. They can placed on homes, gazebos, churches, businesses, public buildings, or any other roof-line.

While they were once used as lookouts, cupolas today provide more natural light or ventilation to the building below. Cupolas have several purposes but also help create a unique look for your structure. At Valley Forge Cupolas, we offer unique cupola sizing that is designed to help match the size of your roof life.

About Modern Cupolas

Cupolas today consist of three basic parts: a base, vents, and cap. They can be round, square, or even hexagonal or octagonal. With so many different kinds to choose from, no two cupolas will look exactly alike. Of course, the style of the roof line and home play a big role in contributing to how the final cupola will look.

At Valley Forge Cupolas, we offer the selection and diversity of cupolas you’re looking for. From different materials to weathervanes, there are so many ways you can customize the appearance of your cupola. From base changes to styling your windows or adding a lantern, creating a cupola that is “yours” will help it stand apart from the crowd. Not only will a cupola enhance the curb appeal of your home or building, but it might even help its resale value!

Speak with the Cupola Experts Today

What are you waiting for? Talk with Valley Forge Cupolas, the experts in all things cupola design and build. We are here to answer all of your questions and help you get started. Contact us at 866-400-1776 to learn more.