Wood vs copper cupolas
If you want to add charm and beauty to your home, then a cupola should be your choice. This will also add value to your home. Deciding between a wood or copper cupola can be hard, but here are some pros and cons of each of them.
Pros of wood cupola
They can be found in many different rustic styles and they add a traditional, warm look to your home. They are easy to build, even with no experience you will be able to build it. You will need some help, but this shouldn’t be hard. Cedar and pine wood are the best to be used for wood cupolas. You can also buy a premade cupola. They are found in different styles and sizes and you should find one that suits your needs.
Cons of wood cupolas
There are also some disadvantages. If the wood is not treated properly, it can rot and get damaged by insects. Replacing the boards on a wood cupola will be a difficult task. Also if the weather is harsh in your region, any paint or stain will chip on the wood and peel. You will then need to remove the paint and repaint it.
Pros of copper cupolas
Copper cupolas are more elegant than wood cupolas. They can also be found in many shapes and styles. You do not have to worry about maintenance as copper will age beautifully. At the beginning it will be shinny and the will become more dull. It will eventually turn a lovely patina. For accelerating the process you can use some special chemicals, and if you want to slow it, use a wax coating.
Cons of copper cupolas
Maybe the only disadvantage for copper cupolas is that they may not be a good aesthetic match for your home.