Monday, January 6, 2014

How do I determine the pitch of my roof?

To save you the trouble, we ship our Cupolas with the base pitch already cut out of the base to conform to the pitch of your roof. So we need to know your roof pitch. Here's how to determine it:

The measurements are taken from on top of the roof. Simply mark a level at 12", hold it perfectly level and measure from the roof surface to your 12" mark, this will give you the rise. Be careful with this method as a roof with many layers of shingles, or any type of roofing that is irregular can give you less than precise results.

See Diagram below for more information:

Cupola Diagram

So, for example, if you measured 7", the pitch of your roof is 7/12, pronounced "Seven over twelve.”

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Products just in time for SPRING!

Spring is just around the corner!!  Now is the time to get your home and garden ready with these new products!

(#41414) Flat House 

(#42412) Square House - Polished Copper Roof 

(#42406) Carousel House - Polished Copper Roof

Linden Planter - Rectangle

Hampton Window Box

(#43426) Ultimate Martin House

(#41421) Classic Bluebird House

Pails Rain Chain - Polished Copper - 36"L x 3.25"W

Large Rectangular Planter - Natural

(#SS-01) Tranquility Hose Guide

Friday, November 12, 2010

Turret Caps

Custom Copper Turret caps are hands down the most gorgeous way to complete any Turret. These can be made of different metals if you are looking for something other than Copper and come in just about any style or size to fit any roof pitch. These beauties come with a bracket so they're easy to install. Weather Vane, Finial or Spire options are plentiful and will surely add the finishing touch. Call us for more information or to place your order at 800 635-6448.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Maintenance Free Cupolas!

You may have noticed how wood Cupolas tend to disintegrate over time and may need to either be replaced or painted every few years. Not ours!  We manufacture beautiful Cupolas that don't require painting and will last for many years to come. We start with a sturdy wood base then clad it completely in aluminum, copper, steel, galvanized or other metals. There are over 450 aluminum colors to choose from and the designs are endless. If you want to use your Cupola for ventilation, you will want to go with one of our Louvered models that come pre-screened to keep pests and debris out while reducing both heating and cooling costs year round by allowing your roof to breath, which also extends the life of your roof.

Our innovative Windowed models add a touch of class by day and set off a beautiful glow at night when combined with our accent light kits. These are an attractive ornamental conversation piece and are not meant for venting.

Either model is available in many shapes, sizes and a wide range of colors which are sure to be the finishing touch! Check out our stock models online or call us for more technical information and options.


Installing a Cupola onto NEW CONSTRUCTION or a RE-ROOF:

We recommend using a Curb when installing your Cupola onto a new roof. This allows you to run your flashing up the sides of the Curb, complete your shingles or other roofing materials, then drop your Cupola base section right over the Curb and just like that, all the potential water penetration problems are taken care of. But the best part about it, is the fact that everything is hidden underneath the Cupola base, so it doesn't effect the appearance.

Installing a Cupola onto an EXISTING roof:
When installing your Cupola onto your existing roof, we will build a mounting cleat right inside the base section of the Cupola and provide the necessary hardware for you to install it. You would simply secure the base section to the roof line, add a bead of caulk around the exterior of the base where it meets the roof, then add your windowed or louvered sections and top it off with the roof. It's that easy.

Louvers Any Size, Shape, or Color!

Louvers (gable end vents) are a must for attic ventilation.  They prevent moisture build up in the winter and create air flow in the summer to reduce the heat build up, both of which are necessary to keep your home from having mildew, rotting and other issues you won't want to deal with. The life of your roof will also be extended if you have good airflow in the attic. Most people will do the simple thing and order a stock size in White, but any Size, Shape or Color is available from New Concept Louvers Inc. They are both aesthetically appealing, functional and maintenance free. For more information and pricing you can contact New Concept Louvers Inc. at 800 635-6448.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Here are some affordable ideas for your Holiday gifts. They are perfect for those on your list who are hard to buy for and everyone else you care about.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Now you can add our beautiful Cupolas to your house drawings etc., online at Autodesk Seek (3D Cupola Models)! This innovative idea allows you to drag and drop our cupola photo onto your drawings, position it where you'd like it, and be able to view it in 3D! Also on this same link you will see downloads in many file options for our spec's, installation options, color brochure, as well as color, size and shape options which are vast.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Colored Louvers & Cupolas

I can't think of too many items that come in 500 colors, but our Louvers and Cupolas do! People love that we can color match just about anything they'd want to have on their homes and not only do we match, but we are known for having the "Perfect Match". Let us know what color you're trying to find and we'll do our best to get it for you. Our colors come from the aluminum and vinyl siding industry, but if you have a paint, stucco, rock or brick you want to match, we usually can!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fire Pits are relaxing! We offer a nice selection of fire pits that can be so enjoyable anytime of year. They sure make great gift ideas as well!

770- 24" Copper Fire pit (small)
771- 30" Copper Fire pit (medium)
772- 36" Copper Fire pit (large)

773- small spark screen
774- medium spark screen
775- large spark screen

Full Moon Party Dome

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

With Christmas approaching, I have thrown together a small list of items that would make great gifts. Make sure to get your orders placed early so they will arrive on time. These are just a few items that anyone will enjoy, for more selections, visit our web site:

***NEW PRODUCTS: Organize cans in your Garage, Trailer, Shop, Shed, Barn or where ever! Holders attach to any wall surface with the flanges on top and bottom. We have found them very useful in our Utility Trailer for all the oils, cleaners, etc we need for our ATV's,UTV's, Motorcyles and such. Much easier than trying to find them in a bag or box, we know where they are, and they won't tip or spill!
 These AWESOME gifts come in five sizes and any color:

3 Can Holder

4 Can Holder

5 Can Holder

6 Can Holder

7 Can Holder

Friday, March 6, 2009

Gift Certificates

Many of our products make great and affordable gifts. We have gift certificates which takes the decisions off your shoulders, and allows the recipient to make the choice for themselves! Simplified!....that's what we like about gift certificates!

Get your Gift Certificates for:
Mothers Day
Fathers Day
or for just any old Occasion!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


How about some fun outdoor items for the yard? Rain chains provide a great source of enjoyment even when your on the inside looking out!

Rain chains replace the down spout and allow the flow of water to go into a flower bed, water basin (pictured below) or whiskey barrel on the ground. During this time of the year they will often freeze and create wonderful icicles that are fun to watch melt as they warm up during the day.

For pricing, click on images.

(Basin sold separately)

Rain Chain Basin: $61.95

To view additional styles of rain chains click HERE.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cupolas are functional!

It's true! Cupolas are not only beautiful, but an excellent way to help ventilate your attic. Cupolas sit on the peak of the roof, so as the heat rises it can escape through all sides of the Cupola! This means the heat will be able to flow out in summer months and the moisture and condensation won't build up in winter. Both heat and moisture are culprits in rotting issues to your roof, trusses and insulation. So by placing a Cupola on the top of the roof and adding a couple gable end Louvers, you can create some great air flow to prevent this type of damage, as well as prolong the life of your roof. Functional and appealing, Cupolas are popular and serve a very useful purpose!