A finial is decorative feature for homes of distinction. In architecture it is a decorative device, typically carved in stone, or forged from metal employed to emphasize the apex of a dome, spire, tower, roof, or gable or any of various distinctive ornaments at the top, end, or corner of a building or structure.


A Final Touch of Eye-Catching Copper 

Nothing catches the light quite like a natural-metal accessory used in your home’s exterior design. Premium copper finials feature a range of benefits, both aesthetically and structurally. 


  • Durable: CopperSmith finials are meant to last a lifetime. This is why we offer a lifetime warranty on all our finials. Copper is resistant corrosion, can handle high heats, and maintains its beauty over time.

  • Easy to Craft: Copper is an ideal metal for crafting both simple and creative designs. In our collection, choose from simple arrow finials and an elegant fleur de lis. Each of our finials is crafted down to the smallest details for only the finest quality and style.

  • Stylish: You shouldn’t have to overcomplicate your home design to add that final touch of distinction. This thin rod of copper is the finishing touch on a roof, cupola, or dome.

  • Timeless: Copper naturally ages over time. The color will delicately transform over time, giving each piece a one-of-a-kind patina.

  • Cohesive: Topping a structure with a copper spire is an ideal way to pull together the look on your home design. Our finials come in a range of heights so you can use it to balance with your roof and cupola style.


Where to Place a Finial

Finials allow a bit more creativity than other architectural accents. Their simplicity and small size mean that they make an appropriate accessory on many different types of roofs and structures. 


You can also place multiple finials on the tops of homes or adjacent buildings on your property. For example, if you have a multi-tiered roof, place matching finials on each peak to provide a sense of balance to your final home design. Not only does this create a greater sense of height to the structure, but it also adds a touch of natural copper color to tie together your overall aesthetic. Finials, unlike weathervanes, are quite simplistic. You don’t have to worry about your home looking too busy or eclectic by adding such a delicate touch.


Finials make excellent additions to smaller structures throughout your property as well. Consider topping off the gazebo, barn, shed, or domed cabana. 


Choosing The Right Finial Size

All finials—including those at CopperSmith—come in a range of heights to complement different structure sizes. Too small a finial, and you may not be able to see the accessory from the ground. Too large, and it will appear out of place. 


For example, if your finial plans to sit on top of a cupola, determine the right size of finial in relation to the cupola itself. Smaller cupolas with vents or small windows typically benefit from a small or medium finial, while large cupulas or roof-top finials require the larger size. 


We recommend speaking to one of our CopperSmith specialists so they can recommend the proper-size finial for your structure.


Big Statement With Little Effort

Most importantly, finials offer an easy solution to top off your home without changing its structure or extensive installation. All our finials come ready to install with a steel roof mount included. If you purchased one of our cupolas, each comes with a pre-installed brace to hold weathervanes and finials.


Contact our team at 952-800-7671 with any questions about the benefits of copper in your home design and choosing the right finials to complete your home design.


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