The Purpose of Cupolas for Ohio Agricultural Buildings 

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If you decide to add one of the many different types of Ohio agricultural buildings to your property, MQS Structures knows that there are lots of design aspects to think about.  What type of building should I get?  What colors would look best?  What type of roof is the most durable? 

However, one thing you may not be considering for your custom pole barn in Ohio is a cupola.  Many people think cupolas are just a feature to make the structure look more like a farm building, however, did you know that cupolas play an important role in your building’s longevity? 

In this article, we will cover three of the primary benefits of installing a cupola for agricultural buildings in Ohio: 

  • Structure 
  • Ventilation 
  • Lighting 


A cupola is a dome-like structure projecting from the top of the roof of many custom farm buildings in Ohio.  Cupolascan be broken down into three parts: cap, vent, and base.  The cap can come in several different shapes and sizes, but typically it is a pyramid shape.  The vents come in different styles such as windows, slats, or screens.  The base is normally a pretty standard design for all cupolas. 

Ohio agricultural buildings


Whenever you have an enclosed building, fresh air needs to be able to cycle inside somehow.  Air inside the structure can become stale, smelly, and dangerous if there is no air source.  A cupola’s most vital role is allowing fresh, clean air to enter the building while removing gasses previously inside.  Cupola ventilation plays an crucial role in allowing hay to cure while it is being stored inside post frame building in Ohio. 

Ohio agricultural buildings


Cupolas are not strictly for ventilation or design.  Many cupolas are installed to enhance the lighting inside a post frame garage in Ohio.   Many cupolas (like the one pictured above) feature windows, which work like a car’s sunroof or a home’s skylights.  Cupolas are a great source of natural light that is also eco-friendly.   

Ohio agricultural buildings

Now that you know have a little background on cupolas for post frame buildings in Ohio, give MQS Structures a call at (855) MQS-3334 and we can help determine what type of cupola would be best for your building.  As one of the premier custom horse barn builders in Ohio, MQS Structureshas the expertise to make sure any addition to your structure is done with the highest level of craftsmanship. 


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