Cupolas & Weathervanes

Installation Guide

Installation Guide

Interested in installing a cupola or weathervane on your roof by yourself? Watch our videos, where we’ve explained in detail how to get the job done safely and on time.



Assembly Instructions Full
Size Weathervane

(Without Retaining Hook)

Roofmount Method

  1. Using mount as a template, position mount in desired location and drill mounting holes. Use a good quality silicone caulk between mount and building. Temporarily insert post in mount and utilize to properly plumb. Use enclosed screws or better and securely fasten to building.
  2. Using a sharp hacksaw and a vice, trim post so that it extends no more than 16″ above mount (not including spindle). Slide post into mount and secure screws. Caulk where post enters mount.
  3. Refer to assembly instructions to complete installation.

NOTE: Roof mounts are not included with Weathervanes and must be ordered separately.

Cupola Installation Guide

Your cupola will now provide you with maintenance free pleasure and efficient year around ventilation for many years to come.

How To Install A Cupola With A Weathervane

Installation Of Finials And Roofcaps

  1. (Skip to step 3 if installing a roof cap only.) First, determine if it is possible to drill a 3/4″ hole into the peak of your roof for bottom of Finial’s post. This is the best method for anchoring a Finial drill hole UP TO 4″ into peak.
  2. Trim brass post if necessary. Finial’s large globe should rest on cap’s copper tube.
  3. Properly seal roof before installing cap. ROOF CAPS SHOULD BE USED FOR ORNAMENTAL PURPOSES ONLY.
  4. Use PLENTY of ADHESIVE SILICONE CAULKING inside cap around bottom of post, along each bend where solder shows, around nail holes where Finial enters cap and around screw that secures Finial to cap. Place caulk in roof hole also, if applicable.
  5. Set Finial (Cap) on roof and plumb.
  6. Using care to assure that points on cap bottom will not get caught, push firmly, but not forcibly, onto roof peak. Secure using roofing nails in holes provided by placing 2 opposite nails. Double-check plumb and finish securing cap to roof.


  • Copper is soft and will bend and dent easily. Use caution when handling!
  • This page is intended as a suggestion. Installer may have superior methods for installation.
  • For best results, use the best quality ADHESIVE SILICONE CAULKING available; applying liberal amounts throughout installation!!


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36' Carlisle On A 24' Roofline

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Replacement Of Two 36 Inch Base Pine Pagoda Cupolas On A 48 Ft Barn

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28" Vinyl Boston With A 624P Lighthouse

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Installing A Large Cupola Using A Crane Installation Of 48"Base And 72"Base Cupolas On A 150' Barn

Inside each cupola is a ‘BREEZA FAN’ model VG36DM 36″ with a direct drive – 1/2hp – 1ph – 825rpm – single phase – TRI-blade. The outside shell of the fan housing is 41-1/8″ which slides snuggly inside the 48″ x 48″ cupola with minimal fastening to be required [about 45 minutes labor].

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Installation Of A 42' Hartford On A 48' Roof

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72" Pagoda W/ Windows

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