Angel weathervane fitted to a square ridge tile cap

Angel weathervane fitted to a square ridge tile capClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    The square ridge tile cap allows this beautiful copper verdigris angel weathervane to be installed on all kinds of roofs. This roof ornament features an eye catching design that stands out from the crowd. This weathervane is not only a charming ornament, but also an important functional piece. The direction of the wind is indicated by the angel's graceful turn as the wind blows.

    The standard terracotta colour of the square ridge tile cap is both timelessly beautiful and practical. We do, however, have a wide variety of other colours and finishes available.

    This angel weathervane measures 33 inches (86 cm) in height and features a square ridge base that is 12 inches (30 cm) in width and 11 inches (28 cm) in height.

    You might be wondering why it's preferable to use a square ridge tile cap when installing the weathervane rather than a bracket. The solution is to make sure the roof is completely watertight. Drilling holes and attaching brackets can be intimidating for installers because they worry about damaging the roof. The installation of this angel weathervane, however, couldn't be easier. The square ridge tile cap fitting can be securely fastened to the roof with mortar, ensuring a quick and easy installation.

    The weathervane can also be mechanically fixed in place with a provided strong metal strap. This adjustable strap can be quickly unwound and cut to size. With its many predrilled holes, it can be easily and securely attached to the roof or any other surface. Once the metal strap is securely fastened in place, it can be covered up using standard mortar bed methods during the ridge base's installation. The installation process is made easier with the help of this metal strap.

    Angel ridge weathervanes are popular because of their adaptability; they can be mounted on a wide variety of roofs, from square to double hip to pyramid to tower to flat. As an added bonus, they can be installed in gardens to add a decorative touch and boost the aesthetic appeal of the space. You can't go wrong with this angel weathervane as a charming centrepiece and delightful finishing touch for your roof.

  • 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.

    Dry fixing:

    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.

  • Delivery

    APC Courier tracked and signed for delivery to England and Wales UK Mainland is included in the price for all products

    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

    When the order is ready we contact each customer to arrange a convenient delivery day

    Other areas

    The delivery rate will be calculated during the checkout process for other parts of the UK (Please note that we cannot offer shipping to the EU or internationally)

    Lead time

    Please see the main message in the notification area on the website for an up to date guide on lead time

    We make all products to order so there is a lead time associated for manufacturing, curing time and delivery. If you order multiples of the same product, need colour matched or special order items please allow extra lead time. If there are extreme weather events or other circumstances beyond our control this may affect the lead time

  • 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