Angel weathervane fitted on a double arch angled 45 degree ridge tile
Your home will look beautiful and more practical with this polished copper angel weathervane. This weathervane, made from polished copper, is mounted elegantly on top of a double arched 45 degree ridge tile. The angel's graceful movement in response to wind direction not only adds a stunning and one of a kind finishing touch to your roof, but also serves as a useful weather indicator.
The weathervane looks great with the standard terracotta colour of the ridge tile fitting. However, we also provide a variety of other colours and finishes to meet your needs. This heavenly ornament is a work of art and a practical accessory, standing at an impressive 34.3 inches (87cm) in height with a ridge base that is angled at 45 degrees, and measuring 12 inches (296mm) in length and 9 inches (225mm) in width.
You might be wondering why not just use a bracket to affix the weathervane?. The answer is simple, preventing rainwater from getting into your home is an important factor. Fitters can be discouraged by installing holes and brackets directly on the roof or within its confines. Putting up this angel weathervane is a less worrisome prospect as it can be safely installed on the roof with mortar, guaranteeing a quicker and easier installation.
In addition, our weathervane comes with a mechanical fix option in the form of a metal strap. This sturdy yet malleable strap has a number of holes so that it can be attached to the roof by screws, nails by the installer. When the ridge base is being installed with conventional mortar, the metal strap can be covered up out of sight.
Whether it's a gable end, hip end, house, cottage, shed, workshop, or summer house, our angel ridge weathervanes will fit right in. They are a great option for including elaborate designs and eye catching features on your roof or in your outdoor area, and they can even be placed in garden settings for ornamental purposes.
- How to fit and install
There are several ways to install roof finials, as outlined below:
Traditional mortar bedding:
Roof finials can be installed following the same method used for ridge tiles, utilising standard mortar bedding. In cases where the finial is tall or heavy, or if enhanced stability is desired, an additional mechanical fix method can be employed alongside the mortar bed installation.
Mechanical fixing strap and mortar bedding:
For this type of install, a galvanized metal strap is included, discreetly fastened to the underside of the finial ridge base during manufacturing. This durable and flexible metal strap can be adjusted in length by cutting it down to size. Featuring a series of holes, the strap can be screwed, nailed, or embedded in mortar to anchor it to a section of the roof structure. After securing the metal strap, installers can conceal it from sight by applying traditional mortar bed. The mortar used to join the finial with adjacent ridge tiles effectively conceals the strap, resulting in a seamless and neat appearance.
Another approach to affixing finials to the roof involves the dry fixing method. This technique involves using a specific manufacturer's dry fixing system, typically incorporating brackets or alternative mechanical fasteners to attach ridge tiles and finials to the roof without the use of mortar. If you are considering a dry fix ridge system, please get in touch with us to determine if this finial design can be adapted to be compatible with your chosen system.
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Delivery days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Sometimes if the delivery is local to our Workshop we may also opt to deliver using our own transport
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- Product Performance & Quality
The ridge tile is British Kitemarked, which is a certified industry standard for quality. All products are made in accordance with British Standard versions (BS EN 490: 2004 and BS EN 491: 2004). The ridge fitting is made from a concrete based mix reinforced with small fiberglass strands and additives, with several top coats applied to give its final appearance. The colour of the finial runs all the way through the piece resulting in a strong and long lasting product