A good rule of thumb is for the steeple to be the same height as your building at the point where the steeple will be set, and for the base width to be 1/10th the width of your building.
Fiberglass Specialties steeples and cupolas can be personalized to fit your needs with a variety of standard options, including lightning package, spire crosses, louvers, windows and applied moldings. Decorative railings and urns are also available to complete your steeple installation.
Call us! In addition to our standard line, we specialize in custom fabrication. Fiberglass can be used in a surprising number of architectural applications. Let Fiberglass Specialties' custom design team assist you in exploring the possibilities for you next project, and experience the advantages of fiberglass. You can view some of Fiberglass Specialties prior custom works in the Custom Projects section.
Fiberglass Specialties steeples and cupolas are simple and easy to install for anyone with basic construction experience. Components simply stack and bolt together (they're pre-fit at the factory to assure ease of installation).
The roof pitch is the slope of your roof. You can determine yours with a level and tape measure. Click Here for more info.
The top of the spire is threaded and reinforced to hold a cross or lightning package, but it is not designed to support the entire weight of the spire. Click here to see a picture of one possible way of lifting the spire.
Typically, there is no need to paint a Fiberglass Specialties steeple. For an additional charge, we can produce your steeple in a custom color of your choice. Since our gel-coat finishes are permanently molded into the surface of the fiberglass laminate, we recommend that any special colors be ordered when ordering the steeple, rather than attempting to change the color after you've received it. After the steeple has been up for a few years, the constant exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays may dull the finish, or cause the color to fade or change. Polishing the surface with automotive compound followed by paste wax can bring back the shine and luster. If a new color is desired, the steeple can be painted in much the same way a fiberglass car body would be painted, by lightly sanding the finish and applying paint with a professional quality spray gun.
Baptistries come in four standard colors, blue, bone, aqua, or white. (blue and aqua are or most popular colors).
There are three items that are generally necessary to complete a baptistry installation, a way to fill the baptistry, a way to drain the baptistry, and a way to heat the water. There are several accessories for filling and draining the baptistry ranging from simple manual fill and drain assemblies to fully automatic units. There are also different ways of heating your baptistry. Two other options available for baptistries are the window and AquaGuard finish.
For the first time in more than forty five years, baptistry design has taken a major step forward. The Series 2000 Baptistry Line brings many improvements over past designs, including: