Construction

# Cupola installation tips

1. If you are planning for cupola for existing building, make sure that building structure is strong enough to hold the weight of cupola. If it is for new construction, then use extra trusses or rafters to mount the cupola.
2. Determine the roof pitch before you start installing the cupola. Roof pitch is the measurement of roof steepness. It is the measure the amount of rise your roof has compared to the horizontal measurement of the roof.
3. If you have planned cupola for ventilation, then keep in mind the roof leakage. To prevent any leakage in cupola, you should cut the hold 6” smaller than the size of cupola.

How to measure roof pitch :

measuring roof pitch for cupola

Pitch measures the rise your roof has as compared to the length. In the abpve figure, it is shown that for every 12 inches of length, how much your roof will rise? It is 7 inches. So, this roof has a 7 inch picth or slope.

The pitch or slope can also be calculated by measuring the angle between the horizontal and the roof. The angle in the above picture is 30 degree. So, the slope/pitch is 7/12 roof pitch. This roof pitch value is derived from the table given below:

 1/12 4 degrees 2/12 9 degrees 3/12 14 degrees 4/12 18 degrees 5/12 22 degrees 6/12 26 degrees 7/12 30 degrees 8/12 33 degrees 9/12 36 degrees 10/12 39 degrees 11/12 42 degrees 12/12 45 degrees

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## Proper Ventilation

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Cupola proportiones for small building

Cupola proportiones for big building

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Octagonal shaped big cupola with shark weathervane

Pyramid rooftop shed cupola design

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Centered cupola on the Entire Roofline

Octagonal Cupola with Rooster weathervane

Belvedere style cupola

Aluminum cone roof top cupola design for villa

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