Boat weathervane fixed to a double arch 45 degree ridge
Adding a touch of class to your roof, this copper verdigris boat weathervane is made to fit a double arch 45 degree ridge. Weathered to a copper verdigris finish, it improves the look of your roof and makes a charming decorative addition. The boat's graceful motion in the wind serves as a reliable indicator of the direction of the wind and proves that this weathervane is fully operational. The ridge tile fixture, which by default is terracotta in colour, can be supplied in different colours
The length and width of this weathervane are respectively 12 inches (296mm) and 9 inches (225mm), and its overall height is 26.8 inches (68cm). The ridge base is 45 degrees
You might be wondering why anyone would choose a weather vane without a bracket.
Bracket attachment on the roof surface or in the roof space in the long run can cause leaks, which is a common worry for installers. However, this boat weathervane has a simple installation procedure. The 45 degree ridge can be installed without any of the associated problems thanks to the double arch fitting that can be bedded in on the roof.
In addition, the strong yet flexible metal strap can be used as a mechanical fix fitting for the weathervane. This strap has multiple mounting holes for secure screwing, nailing, or other attachment to the roof. The metal strap can be hidden out of sight while conventional mortar is used to secure the ridge base
These boat ridge weathervanes can be mounted on gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer homes, among other roof styles. They are so adaptable that not only can they be used as roof decorations, but also as garden ornaments. Adding this weathervane to your roof is a great way to give it a distinctive look and feel.
- 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