Banner weathervane fixed on a double arch 45 degree ridge base
This beautiful copper verdigris banner weathervane features an ornate base with a double arch design and is set at a 45 degree. In addition to serving a practical purpose, having it atop your home opens the door to a captivating ornament that improves the curb appeal of your roof.
This weathervane stands at an impressive 83cm (32.6 inches) tall. The ridge base's dimensions are 12 inches (296mm) in length and 9 inches (225mm) in width. The dynamic functionality of this weathervane, however, is what truly sets it apart. The flag's elegant pirouettes in the wind provide a sophisticated indication of the direction of the breeze. While terracotta is the default colour for the ridge tile installation, we do offer a wide range of other colours and textures to meet your needs.
So, instead of a regular bracket, why go with this banner weathervane? Many roofers are hesitant to use brackets because they fear breaking the roof's watertight seal. This banner weathervane, however, requires minimal effort to set up. The fitting can be easily affixed to the roof with mortar. The weathervane can be mechanically fixed in place using the included flexible metal strap. This strap has a number of holes so you can use screws, nails, or other fasteners to keep it in place once it's been cut to size. The metal strap can then be hidden with mortar when the installer beds in the ridge base for a neat installation
There is no limit to how these banner ridge weathervanes can be used. Gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and even summer houses are all within their scope of compatibility. In addition to being a wonderful addition to a roofs decor, their ornamental appeal also makes them excellent garden installations. This copper verdigris banner weathervane is more than just a functional weathervane it is an elegant ornament that adds an enchanting touch to 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.
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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- 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