Cat weathervane fitted to a double arch 45 degree ridge tile
This cat weathervane, crafted from robust steel, provides a distinctive and charming finial ornamentation for your roof. Functioning as a fully operational weathervane, the cat gracefully pivots with the wind, indicating wind direction. The weathervane is affixed to a double arch ridge tile, which comes in a standard terracotta colour, other colours and finishes are also available.
Standing at an overall height of 39" (99cm), the weathervane mounted on a ridge base with a 45 degree angle. The ridge base measures 12" (296mm) in length and 9" (225mm) in width.
Wondering why not simply attach the weathervane using a bracket? Well, considering that roofs must effectively repel rainwater, some roofers may be hesitant to drill holes and fix brackets either on or inside the roof. The installation of this cat weathervane, however, is straightforward. The double arch ridge tile fitting can be seamlessly incorporated into the roof using mortar, eliminating installation complexities. An optional mechanical fix fitting in the form of a flexible metal strap is also available. This strap can be cut to size, affixed by screws, nails, or other means to the roof structure, and subsequently concealed during ridge base installation using traditional mortar. This metal strap offers added stability
These cat ridge weathervanes can grace roofs, including gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. Their versatility extends to garden placement for ornamental purposes, enhancing your outdoor space. Elevate your roof's aesthetics and character with this exquisite weathervane – a perfect embodiment of intricate detailing and captivating allure.
- 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