To reduce the chance of leaks, the cupola was placed on top of the roof panels, so was one of the last things done. After lifting it to the roof, they carried it to the prepared spot and bolted it into place. As with the rest of the barn, the siding was put on at the same time as the windows and wrapped down to the roof. Putting it into place and installing the windows and siding took the rest of the afternoon. We were hoping they would finish the building this week, but that was not to be.
When they return Monday, they will finish the cupola and the remaining roof ridge. Hopefully, they have a trim piece to put around the bottom of the cupola. The siding that wrapped down along the roof turns up on the edges, not at all like we wanted.
After they left, we saw their second mistake: the front downspout. We think they measured once and cut twice.
Overall, we have been very happy with the builder and his crew. He has given us some great ideas, listens to our wishes, and is quick to respond. We knew there would be some errors, and if there are just a couple, we count ourselves lucky.