These Cupola's were built for replacements of old Cupola's for barn and farm restoration on an over century old farm.
Theodore Lapesh stated, "I wanted to replicate the Cupola's as close to the original ones placed on top of the barn. Since this is a century old farm, in doing the restoration I wanted everything as close to being original as possible, like my uncle had over 100 years ago. The original Cupola's were beyond repair and I want the new ones to last another 100 years."
This project is part of a complete restoration of a farmstead started in 1912. The barn was added in 1917 when the LaPesh family started milking cows to supplement their farm income. It was and still is very rare to have 2 Cupola's on top of a barn. The old Cupola's were in disrepair and needed to be completely rebuilt. Theodore LaPesh started the complete farm restoration 3 years ago and the barn is the final part of the project and also the project to be completed.
Hot dipped galvanizing was for its longevity, aesthetic appearance and to also replicate the old Cupola's being replaced. These Cupola's were made out of 18 gauge sheet steel and wire mesh. In talking with Theodore we expressed a lot of concern about war-page with this light weight material especially after working the steel and also some welding. We were able to figure out how to get material dipped with minimal effect on the parts and low and behold there was no visible war-page on these Cupola's. Theodore was impressed as we and another galvanizer expressed these war-page concerns and there was virtually none.
Verdigre, NE United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
All materials used are galvanized. The material included 18 gauge steel sheeting and expanded metal.
AZZ Galvanizing - Nebraska
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