One of the best things about pole buildings is how customizable they truly are. No matter what your personal style may be, you can choose accessories that reflect it in your new pole building.
A number of design trends are bound to become more popular in 2022, and one of the most stylish options is a cupola. We’ll explain exactly what your options are when it comes to adding a cupola to your new pole building, and help you decide which type is right for you.
What Is a Cupola?
A cupola is a decorative element that can be added to the roof of a pole barn. Cupolas sit on the ridge of the roof; they are square structures with pointed roofs, often featuring a weathervane on top.
What Are The Different Cupola Style Options?
Like most pole building design elements, you’ve got options when it comes to choosing the right cupola for your building.
There are essentially two different types of cupolas that you can choose from, but you have customization options within those two categories:
A cupola with metal walls is a classic, understanded addition that can blend seamlessly with the overall design of your pole building.
Most often, people opt to match the colors of their metal cupola’s walls and roof to be the same as their pole building’s colors. This creates a sense of continuity in the design.
However, you have the option of choosing entirely different colors, making your cupola stand out even more.
When you choose a cupola with glass walls, the structure appears to have windows on each side, but you’ll still select the color for the cupola’s metal roof.
Though you have control over the roof color, the grids within the glass walls will always be white.
This option feels both modern and timeless; it allows the cupola to stand out from the pole building without looking excessive or flashy.
Choosing The Right Cupola for Your Pole Building
Even though there are only two cupola options to choose from, it can be tough to settle on which one feels right for your new building.
If you’re having trouble deciding, take a look through our Idea Gallery. You’ll find plenty of buildings featuring cupolas with both metal and glass walls; the inspiration photos may help you envision your own building more clearly. It’s design details like these that help you make your pole building feel truly customized. It may seem like you have endless decisions to make when it comes to your new building, but we’re here to help you every step of the way—reach out to the Beehive Buildings team to get started on your project today!