Jack Arnold

European Attic Accessories


We have compiled a selection of frequently asked questions to assist you in understanding our products and techniques. Select an area of interest from the left menu to view questions and answers relating to that topic.

  1. General
  2. Copper
  3. Cast Stone
  4. Iron
  5. Wood
  6. Architectural Specialties
1. General

Q. What is contained in your catalog?

A. Our catalog consists of four (4) categories of architectural finishings for unique homes. The categories include: Copper products (such as finials, cupolas, ridge caps and roof vents), Iron pieces (lanterns and hangers), Cast Stone items (fireplaces and entryways) and Wooden gable vents.

Q. How do I obtain a catalog of your products?

A. Email a request to Ashley@europeanattic.com complete with your name and address, and it will be sent out to you on the following day.

Q. What are the Shipping costs?

A. There is a formula on the order form which multiplies the Shipping Weight (found on individual product pages)X Shipping Index (listed on the order form).

Q. How long can I expect for shipping?

A. Shipping times vary per product. Copper is genarally 7-10 days while Cast Stone ranges between 4-6 weeks. For more information on shipping, please contact us by phone (1-800-632-9408) or via email: Ashley@europeanattic.com
Note: There is a 25% restocking fee for all returned items. All returns must be authorized prior to shipment.

2. Copper

Q. What is the difference between regular copper and patina finish?

A. We put a chemical on the copper to speed up the aging process.  What usually would happen in the aging process is that the copper would first turn to a dark brown upon oxidation (due to the natural elements).  The next step would be that the copper would turn to a copper sulfate, which is the verdigris green color. This would naturally take 5-10 years.

Q. What sizes and pitches are available for the tombstone vents?

A. The tombstone vents can come in any of the pitches.  However, we can’t change the dimensions of the vents because they would become unsound structurally.

Q. What gauge is the copper?

A. Our copper is standard 22 gauge (.0216 inches)

3. Cast Stone

We do not have any FAQ's at this time for Cast Stone. If you have questions, you may contact us by phone (1-800-632-9408) or email your questions to: Ashley@europeanattic.com

4. Iron

Q. Will the iron products stain surfaces when rusting occurs?

A. The iron products will stain surfaces such as stone, stucco, brick, trim, etc.

5. Wood

Q. Are your redwood vents shipped with screen material?

A. Yes. Our wooden vents are supplied with screening material to help prevent the annoyances of pests and debris; however, it should be noted, this screening will not eliminate all occurences of these hindrances.

6. Architectural Specialties

Q. How often does European Attic get in unique items?

A. We take several trips to Europe each year. If there are specialty items you are looking for, please contact us. We have some antiques in our warehouse that are not listed on this website. These are unique items therefore are not included in our mainline stock.

Q. Do you carry a line of chimney tops?

A. We have serveral varieties of antique chimney caps that we have imported from Europe. We can easily send photos. Also, we are a distributor for Superior Clay Corporation, manufacturers of clay chimney tops.