Cupola Page

Updated 10/17

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This section below show some cupolas I've built and in some cases installed. My fabrications are built at least twice as sturdy as standard house construction.

Below that are some examples of different styles made by the Amish community in Pennsylvania I can order for you.

Those images also can help give you stylistic ideas to have me build for you in any size that is built stronger to last.
Client: Jim and Dune Hempleman in Antioch, Illinois. Since it will not have a wood structure underneath this copper I made this with an extra thick 32oz copper. This is the first time I used copper pipes for the standing seam covers for a better look and stronger.



Here is the cost breakdown:

$1,215 for the 32oz copper at the rate of $50 per square foot x 24.3
+ $622 for this to have the raised corners built into the roof cap with the 28' of 1" copper pipes capping over the hips
+ $150 for this weathervane/finial support pipe built into the roof
+ $290 for a set of 8 curved 1" copper pipes as the outer rims for this roof: 16'
+ $150 for a small cover cone over the top to support the top of the weathervane/finial pipe
+ $175 for a custom octagon mounting frame angle cut from cedar 2X6 to match the angle of this copper roof near the bottom. Glued and screwed together w/stainless steel deck screws
+ $245 for a 21" long Eagle style finial w/solid stainless steel and brass mast rod
+ $250 for a custom wood crate and packing. 44" X 60" X 66" tall
+ $425 for truck freight with residential lift-gate service
= $3,522 total delivered in a sturdy wood crate via truck freight.

Cost: $3,522 w/crate & truck freight to Illinois (1/17)

To see all 62 fabrication photos of this project go to my business Facebook Album:
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Client: David Weston in West Linn , Oregon through his General Contractor: Andy Stevens of Premier Custom Home CCB#155585 Ph# (503) 309-9852. He contracted us to build him this custom copper roof and cap for this cupola. This solid 20oz copper covered square roof was custom made at a 12/12 pitch roof. This roof was made 64" wide across the base with a safety hem bent under the bottom edge for strength and better wind handling. The wood mounting frame was custom cut and assembled to attach on the roof raising the roof up to allow for venting under the crown molding you see here and giving it a solid base to mount onto.

Cost: $4,105 w/delivery and installation in West Linn, Oregon (7/16)

To see all 36 fabrication photos with more details of this project go to my business Facebook Album:

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Client: Matthew Anderson in Clearbrook, Minnesota, and through our web site in late 2012 he contracted us to build him this custom copper roof cap/cupola. This solid 20oz copper turret roof cap was custom made for their 6/12 pitch hexagon roof. This roof cap was made 40" wide across the base with a safety hem bent under the bottom edge for strength and better handling during installation. The wood mounting ring was custom cut and assembled to attach on the roof raising the caps up to allow for the roof venting under the cap and giving it a solid base to mount onto.

Cost: $2,197.90 w/crate & truck freight to Minnesota (1/13)

To see all 22 fabrication photos of this project go to my business Facebook Album:
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Client: Mike & Chris Allison in Ely, Nevada. These solid 20oz copper turret and gazebo roof caps were custom made for our  for their 4/12 pitch octagon roofs. These roof cap were made 44" wide across the base with a safety hem bent under the bottom edge for strength and better handling during installation. The wood mounting rings were custom cut and assembled to attach on the roof raising the caps up to allow for the roof venting under the caps.

Cost: $2,115 for both caps, crate, and truck freight to Nevada (9/12)
They saved around $800 for more copper used with the addition of the cupolas

 

Client: C&E Brunner - 36" wide cupola at the base, 46" wide 12/12 pitch raised corner roof, covered with 20oz copper, 6x6 stainless steel screen, large 52" tall Smithsonian collection finial mount.

Cost: $5,056.55 delivered to Sioux Falls, South Dakota (2/12)
To see all 35 photos and details about this project:

http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Brunner.htm

Client: Brown-Umberger - This vented turret was built to cover the electric motor housing protruding up out the roof of their house after installing an elevator inside. I designed, built, and covered this turret with copper. The roof was covered with a cute 400 pc. diamond pattern copper shingle that took 2 weeks to cover. The base is 6' wide with the long side being 10' tall. The roof is 8' wide. These weigh about 750# Each, for a combined weight of 1,500# in all.

Cost: $17k installed in Portland, Oregon (1/12)

For more detailed description 110 photos and 2 installation videos for this project click this link: http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Brown-Umberger.html

Client: Edwards - 94" wide cupola, sides covered in aluminum, stainless steel screen, concave copper clad roof, a large Rooster style weathervane mounted. The roof construction is at least twice as strong a standard house construction with 13" centers, 3/4" plywood, high temp Water & Ice Shield underlayment, and 80 year 20oz copper cover sheeting. We called for a crane to lift this 600# cupola up over their 2 story house in Silverton, Oregon. This was installed 12/5/11 after spending over a month building it.


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Cost: $8,160 delivered & installed + cost of crane operator - Silverton, Oregon (12/11)
To see all 68 photos and details about this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Edwards.html

Client: Bardana - Cupola for their Gazebo

This was a custom classic Tuscany style cupola I made for a local client in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It is 4' wide at the base and the roof is 5' wide for a 6" eave. The roof is designed to the same 6/12 roof pitch as the gazebo we mounted it on. I covered it in 20oz copper.

This cupola was built with 56 separate 2x4 boards that were angle cut, glued, and held together with screws. There are no nails. The eaves were made with 2x6 boards. There are 83 wood pieces to this cupola you see here. It is strong enough I am certain it could handle a full ton set on top of it.

We also covered their entire 11' wide gazebo roof with new plywood and 20oz copper after stripping off the rotten wood shakes. This shot below is a few months after completion showing the early tarnishing of the new copper roof.

Cost: $7,500 complete w/copper reroofing installed in Lake Oswego, Oregon (1/11)

To see all 70 photos and details of this project go to:
http://copper-by-design.com/rc/cp/Bardana.htm

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These are just light duty vinyl cupolas in limited sizes I can order for you and help to assemble and fix some of the flaws in there design to last better over the next few decades of service.

They are made by the Amish community in Pennsylvania. I am a retailer for these through Good Directions. Some assembly and painting to match required. The roofs are covered with just a paper thin 12oz copper foil that dents easily and may be prone to wind damage. They also have very fragile weathervane/finial mounts, so I do not recommend them, but they are a bit cheaper.


I can order them without the copper covered roof, in order to cover the roof with a decent 20oz copper in stead for better durability. If you want a good weathervane/finial mount built into the roof that is also what I can help you with, so it will be a stronger weather tight mount.

Manchester

Dover

Coventry

Sherwood

Windsor

Guilford

Click on a picture of those you like for a little better look

Farmington

Arlington

Chesapeake

Alexandria

Oxford

Georgetown

These are also to provide you with different style options to work from for a custom copper cupola that you may want me to build. I could build something like these as a custom copper unit for you, but it would probably need a wood structure inside for added support. That may take longer, but well worth the wait.

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 link to the 97 different weathervanes from

Quick links: Winged Creatures (27), Mammals (23), Marine Life (10), Special Interests (15), Transportation (13), Arrows & Windcups (21), Finials (27)

 Prices listed are postage paid in the continental USA,
15% discount w/custom CBD roof cap order

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