Banner weathervane mounted on a square roof tile capping

Banner weathervane mounted on a square roof tile cappingClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    A beautiful and unusual roof ornament, this copper verdigris banner weathervane is mounted on a square ridge tile. This verdigris finished copper accent is a lovely finishing touch. Decorative and practical, the weathervane's rotating banner shows the direction of the wind.

    The standard terracotta colour of the square ridge tile fitting ensures a simple setup. There are, however, additional colour options and surface treatments available.

    The weathervane has an overall height of 32 inches (83cm), and is on a square ridge base that measures 12 inches (30cm) by 12 inches (30cm), and that is itself 11 inches (28cm) tall.

    You may be wondering why a bracket can't be used to affix the weathervane to the roof. The answer lies in the worry that making holes and installing brackets on the roof will to some extent weaken its structural integrity and cause leaks. This banner weathervane's set up is quick and easy. The square ridge tile can be fastened to the roof with mortar, making for a snug fit without the need for any additional brackets or drilling. The metal strap that comes with the weathervane can be used as a mechanical fix fitting for extra stability. This flexible strap has a variety of mounting options, including screws, nails, and securing it to an existing part of the roof structure, and can be uncoiled and cut to fit. The metal strap is concealed beneath the mortar used to set the ridge base, so there's no need to worry about the integrity of the structure as it's being set.

    Square roofs, double hip roofs, pyramid roofs, tower roofs, and even flat roofs are all suitable locations for these banner ridge weathervanes. They are adaptable and can be used for more than just decoration in gardens. Adding a weathervane to your roof is a great way to showcase elaborate design elements and draw the eye upward.

  • 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