Cupola and Weathervane


Greetings blog readers! It’s been a few months since we updated you all with any of our recently completed projects.

So without further ado. Here we worked on cupola with a non original cedar shingle roof in need of replacement and weathervane post/rod in need of restoration/paint.

Before:

Cupola BW

A recycled slate roof was chosen over asphalt. A good choice for many reasons such as, longevity, durability, and beauty. Further, this was a difficult area of the house to access, so choosing a roof that requires little in terms of maintenance is advantageous in the long run.

The weathervane post and weathervane were also restored. Worth noting, the weathervane itself (which is the rooster part) was not original to the building. The owner had it and asked to have it installed. The steel rod that holds the weathervane is original and was somewhat worn but still took paint very well.

Upon completion of the roof, a copper piece was custom fabricated to make the transition between the slate and the weathervane post.

Copper piece

A view looking down from above

Looking over edge

After…

Finished Cupola-2

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